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Old 05-12-2019, 06:52 AM
 
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Tell me when the party starts because I'll be joining you all in June. My random thoughts are:

* No more saving toilet paper tubes!
* No more thinking of kind ways to say "Your kid is just flat out lazy" on report cards.
* No more skipping fun events just to conserve my energy.

I was able to practice retiring in April due to recovering from a total abdominal hysterectomy and I found that I didn't mind at all! I don't like feeling unproductive so retirement concerned me. But like a true teacher, I have done some monthly planning to make sure I have some touchpoint activities like water aerobics, Bible Study and I'll join a gardening club.

I am also fortunate my DH is semi-retired and we will have the freedom to take off for short trips often. Longer trips are a bit harder because of our cat and also the expense, but it will be wonderful to take off for 2 or 3 day trips whenever we want.

I'm 65 and now that Medicare covers our medical expenses, I have more anticipation than dread while looking at retirement.

Yippee!!


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You will have many more songs of joy when you retire.

There seems--at least to me--to be some different stages in the process of retiring. And it's at least somewhat different for each of us. The fun part is that you can find your way at your leisure.

I give you permission to be as scheduled or as still-in-pajamas as suits your needs and mood.

Enjoy.
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Congratulations to you, Song of Joy! You have a wonderful attitude!

I’ll bet you love retirement as much as I do. I also retired at 65 and am positively gleeful every day. I like having some plans, but I also like this new flexibility.

My favorite “no-mores” were:
*no more yard duty
*no more staff meetings

I appreciate hearing from someone who is retiring happily. Again, congrats!

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Welcome to the happiest board on PT.
I don't know when the actual party is, but you can start celebrating right now. Here is to you and to your happy retirement
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Congratulations on great pre planning. Traveling while school is in session is a great retirement perk.
Welcome to the retirement club.

Yes, at 65 we are covered by Medicare. But, don't forget you need some sort of supplement as Medicare only covers 80% of costs.


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We're using Medicare Advantage with Kiaser and I'm amazed at everything that is covered. We were without dental insurance for 7 years and we even have that again.
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Congratulations and welcome!
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Retirement is wonderful and you will love your freedom and flexibility.
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Wah hooo!
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Congratulations! You have earned a fulfilling and fun retirement!

You've earned worry-free Sundays!

* No more worrying about what to wear tomorrow!
* No more packing lunches!
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Welcome to the party! If you are like many of us, you will find that you are busier than ever in retirement. Sounds like you have some great things planned. Congratulations to you! I have been out almost a year now, and really don't miss teaching at all.
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Welcome to wonderful Sundays!


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You can use bathroom whenever you want
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We were without dental insurance for 7 years and we even have that again.
Song of joy, you are fortunate to have dental insurance with your Kaiser Medicare Advantage. I have KP Medicare Advantage too, but NO dental insurance. I pay all my dental care out of pocket.
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Congratulations and welcome!
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We had to add Delta Dental to the Medicare Advantage, but we figure the $50/month premium was like prepaying our regular exams and cleaning. I've ended up having 2 crowns on that insurance and it's been a great relief having the coverage.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:50 AM
 
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You're going to love Sunday nights! No stress. No worries. No guilt over things you left undone at school or home. Sunday nights are the best.
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