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Offline port perran

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3900 on: October 24, 2018, 09:48:17 AM »
You won’t regret it.
I’ll have been retired a whole year come Nov 2nd and I’ve no idea where the time has gone.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3901 on: October 24, 2018, 09:52:35 AM »
Congratulations (I think)!!

I went through a period of euphoria in my first year of retirement, but ended up going back to work on and off for another 5 years!

Congrats again, and get some railway modelling done!  :beers:

George
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3902 on: October 24, 2018, 10:04:17 AM »
and get some railway modelling done!


"railway modelling", what's that?  ???. Oh you mean the pieces of track, plywood, paint, plaster, glue etc in what SWMBO calls the 'train room'. Yes, I think I might find some time.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3903 on: October 24, 2018, 11:23:20 AM »
Wonder what I will do with all my spare time? 

This is an easy question to answer.  You probably won't have any spare time.

The pressures of retirement is an interesting concept.


Best wishes.

John
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(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3904 on: October 24, 2018, 11:42:03 AM »
I have been retired nearly 5 years now and the time has gone in a flash! of course it helps to have a few interests other than model railways, like working on full size traction engines, or even railway locos like the one I was working on yesterday



I am also active in the Royal British Legion, so my problem is how to fit it all in and still go places with SWMBO!

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3905 on: October 24, 2018, 11:47:53 AM »
Good news @dannyboy  . :thumbsup:

And don’t worry about what you’ll do in retirement. :no:

All too soon you will be wandering around some giant supermarket, looking up and down the aisles and at the checkout queues, wondering where on Earth your other half has got to! :goggleeyes:

Mine goes ‘missing’ in Tesco’s on a regular basis when we’re out shopping together.  Soon find your days filled with such exciting  ;) pastimes. :D
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3906 on: October 24, 2018, 11:57:05 AM »
looking up and down the aisles and at the checkout queues, wondering where on Earth your other half has got to!


That happens now @daffy ! Every second Saturday, we go over the border into Enniskillen - bit of breakfast, look round the shops and then on to Asda. The number of times I have said that I will meet SWMBO at the end of a particular aisle. When I eventually find her, she is stood at the end of the aisle, but round the corner! When I get to her, she says, in all innocence, "where have you been?" Aaargh!
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3907 on: October 24, 2018, 12:01:01 PM »
 :laughabovepost:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3908 on: October 24, 2018, 07:40:49 PM »
Within six months you will wonder how you ever found time to work!

Best wishes for a long and happy retirement

Mike

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3909 on: October 24, 2018, 07:53:26 PM »
Mine goes ‘missing’ in Tesco’s on a regular basis when we’re out shopping together.  Soon find your days filled with such exciting  ;) pastimes. :D
I can tell you are all beginners at this retirement lark , ,  what you do is 'sit' guard at the Tesco exit, one of the "Railway Detective " books helps as well.



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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3910 on: October 24, 2018, 08:10:41 PM »
one of the "Railway Detective " books helps as well.

Excellent series of books. I also like the 'Bow Street Rivals' and 'Elizabethan Mystery' series - good reads with believable characters.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3911 on: October 24, 2018, 08:33:44 PM »
Mine goes ‘missing’ in Tesco’s on a regular basis when we’re out shopping together.  Soon find your days filled with such exciting  ;) pastimes. :D
I can tell you are all beginners at this retirement lark , ,  what you do is 'sit' guard at the Tesco exit, one of the "Railway Detective " books helps as well.

Hmmnnnnn.......  :hmmm:

It’s imperative that I keep tabs on SWMBO when she’s food shopping.

If I don’t she might end up buying me some of that new-fangled healthy stuff! :o
Mike

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3912 on: November 12, 2018, 12:27:05 PM »
not sure if this is the right thread, but wth  ;D

SWMBO had a recurrence of her breathing problems, and I had to ring for an ambulance...
so saturday evening, about 20:30 it's going to be a long wait, right ?

NO !

by 21.00 an ambulance with us, having had to turn back twice due to closed / flooded roads, and as previously a pair of SUPER people.

got her on O2, not the mobile phone lot, the gas in a cylinder, checked her out, and decided to take her to A&E. really calming and not in the slightest rushed.

took her off, and after I'd advised daughters, settled dogs, packed her a bag, followed.

A&E were great, if busy, and I finally left about 01:30.

sunday she was in a ward, having been moved up about 03:30, and doing much better.

usual visiting etc, and this morning made the necessary call to the ambulance trust to express my gratitude to their crew.

during the conversation with the lady taking the commendation, it turned out that her husband was at the same depot as I, at the same time, when I worked on the AA.

small world.

SWMBO is doing well, and hopefully will be out in a couple of days, with a goody bag of meds.

so, all in all, this is the right place  :)
typed by fur box mechanic - dictated by brain on a chain

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3913 on: November 12, 2018, 12:31:56 PM »
Scary moments but really good to hear the end  :thumbsup:result.

Dave G

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3914 on: November 12, 2018, 12:33:15 PM »
An admirable attitude in adverse circumstances.

Do please pass on best wishes to your wife.

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