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New decade, and time for a change

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Good evening everyone

Happy New Year

New decade, and time for a change, 

The admiral and myself with the help of my doggie came to the decision over the Christmas period for me to stop working and  retire,  having just put in my letter to quit I am now committed to leaving my present job on 31st of January

Plans were in place to continue until April 2021, when my mortgage would be cleared, but with tightening our belts we feel that taking anywhere from 3 to 6 months off and see how it goes we can make it permanent, but with the option of going and filling shelfs in supermarkets part time if needs be

This mean that I can now, I can get back into my favourite hobby of model boat building, this has suffered quite a lot over the last three years, as I am to tired during the week and need to rest/ and do other tasks/DIY at the weekends

So hopefully from February, I can do the following projects

Finish the present build St Nectan

Start  the Moutfleet 1/48 Talisman Hull

Start the Deans Marine 1/50 Komet

Finish the 1/72  Revel Bluebell

And build the display dock for the 1/72 HMS Victory

 Plus other projects abandoned like the Panart Amerigo Vespucci,

So before long I hope to be a more regular posting and contributing more on the forums, and apologies in not do so for the last few years

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30 minutes ago, ccoyle said:

Congratulations, Kevin! With nearly 4000 posts, you have hardly been inactive here, but nevertheless I look forward to seeing your increased contributions!

thank you, i wonder if there is a yearly post total lol 

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Congratulations on your upcoming retirement and new membership in the old, retired geezers club.  :)  You realize that retirement does have the drawback of being available for more "honey do's", right?:P  Happy modeling and enjoy the retirement.

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Welcome to the ranks of the unemployed Kevin. Hopefully you and the wife will be able to enjoy it as much as me and mine have over the last twelve years or so. Just remember though that along with the no more paycheck part you also have lost all holidays and weekends! :huh:

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Well done Kevin. When faced with a similar choice I decided to retire comparatively early. Best decision I ever made. My wife and I sometimes wonder how we used to find time to do all the things we used to do when we were both working full time, as we often seem busier now that we're both retired. I think the difference is that we can do what we want, when we want and we both spend a lot more time on our hobbies and other interests. I can't understand people who mope around in retirement wishing they were back at work. I'm sure you won't fall into that category, especially with all those projects you mention.

Best wishes

 

Derek

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congratz Kevin........a monumental decision indeed! ;)   I'd love to do that too,  but it's not time yet.............I feel like the kids in the back seat "are we there yet?"   those are some very positive expectations...very glad to hear it,  since at one time you were thinking of giving the hobby up.  it futile you know..........you will always lean towards your creative side.  I wish you the best and I hope thing work out great!

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1 minute ago, Old Collingwood said:

and welcome to your full time boat building.:cheers:

 

Should we tell him that the Admiral's think that retirement means more time for honey-do's? ;)

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Kevin,

 

I retired a year early, but it wasn't easy. I had a job I loved, and I worked with a great bunch of people (we were together 35 years). After I "retired" the folks at work occasionally asked me to help out on a project. But after about three years I finally stopped taking jobs and really retired.

 

I have known a few people who just didn't know what to do after retiring, and some took up to six months to learn the new "job" of not going to work. But you aren't really retired until you no longer know what day of the week it is. For me, I know when it is Sunday because the comics in the newspaper are colored.

 

I have one word of caution. At first you may have little to do and you may annoy your wife by being underfoot all the time. Then you may find local organizations that are doing things you like and you may volunteer or be recruited for a committee or board, or two, or more as time passes. These can be almost as bad a time sink as a regular job - for a while I was on nine boards and committees!

 

I have learned to minimize such commitments and maximize the time spent with family and friends. For me, that is the real joy of retirement.

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15 hours ago, Dr PR said:

Kevin,

 

I retired a year early, but it wasn't easy. I had a job I loved, and I worked with a great bunch of people (we were together 35 years). After I "retired" the folks at work occasionally asked me to help out on a project. But after about three years I finally stopped taking jobs and really retired.

 

I have known a few people who just didn't know what to do after retiring, and some took up to six months to learn the new "job" of not going to work. But you aren't really retired until you no longer know what day of the week it is. For me, I know when it is Sunday because the comics in the newspaper are colored.

 

I have one word of caution. At first you may have little to do and you may annoy your wife by being underfoot all the time. Then you may find local organizations that are doing things you like and you may volunteer or be recruited for a committee or board, or two, or more as time passes. These can be almost as bad a time sink as a regular job - for a while I was on nine boards and committees!

 

I have learned to minimize such commitments and maximize the time spent with family and friends. For me, that is the real joy of retirement.

i think the admiral is far more excited about me packing up, i am certainly going to miss being in a work place, i have worked since the age of 8 years old (paper and milk delivery rounds), the Navy took 35 years of me and the last 8 have been in a factory, and private healthcare warehousing, lol thank god i have a dog to take walkies and a wife that always supports everything I do

 

Lifes good, and hopefully going to get a lot better 

 

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3 minutes ago, Kevin said:

well that month flew by, my last day tomorrow, and i can hear all my projects shouting at me for attention, problem is the wife seams far more excited about it than me, perhaps her list of things to do has grown

 

And I'm scurrying looking for some wrapping for a large box for you 😉

 

Enjoy your last day at the grind!

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