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Blog entry by kiefer posted 07-03-2013 02:09 AM 1994 reads 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I have officially and have to get used to the new schedule .
Friday was my last day at work and we had a BBQ for our customers and I received a lot of thanks for the help and advise I have provided over the years bur also a lot of complaints because of my leaving .
I know it won’t be the same but the time has come to retire and enjoy what I have been looking forward to for fifty two years .
Had a great weekend and it was Canada Day also , on Sunday the kids had a BBQ for my retirement and it was just great, look at the food and a special cake also .
Corn wrapped with bacon on the BBQ along with smoked ribs and steak .

How good does it get?
Today I worked a little in the shop and made a new handle for the table saw fence and also worked on our coffee table but it’ just too hot today +32C/90F so I had a little snooze in the shade .
Well I will get into a routine starting with a daily walk with the dog then some shop time and what ever else . One imported thing I learned is that the phrase ” You are Retired “does not mean you are getting a new set of tires !

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 07-03-2013 02:16 AM

HA,HA,HA. Gotta watch all that good food which goes straight to your heart! Want you to do that voodoo you do so well in your second carrier. I used to joke about Heart Attack specials that I made. so good but not good for you, until I had a heart attack. fortunately I don’t smoke.

Enjoy, and it looks like you did. Hey you could always be A CONSULTANT IF THEY NEED YOU?

Looking forward to your sharing the next 52 years!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 07-03-2013 02:33 AM

Congratulations and I hope you enjoy “what I have been looking forward to!”

When I retire, I want bacon wrapped corn on the cob too.


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#3 posted 07-03-2013 02:36 AM

Congratulations Kiefer! ENJOY!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 07-03-2013 02:39 AM

Congratulations on your retirement. I hope you prepared well for it … big well equipped shop. I’ve been practicing for retirement since 1987 and I think I’ve got it down to a science.

Retirement means:

You go to sleep when you want
You get up when you want
You do what you want to do when you want to do it
You don’t have to get something done on a deadline
And you get as many mental health days as you want.

Enjoy your retirement!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 07-03-2013 02:46 AM

Congratulations and best wishes from a very envious fellow LJ!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 07-03-2013 03:00 AM

Well Kiefer, welcome to the Club, Retirement Club that is. Freedom from everything, as long as you can afford it.
Enjoy the other side for the next 50+ yrs. Congratulations.

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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#7 posted 07-03-2013 03:31 AM

Congrats man.
I retired at 55 and have never regretted a single day.
Enjoy, you’ve worked hard for it!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#8 posted 07-03-2013 03:33 AM

It’s a real life change. Took me over a year to get used to it. Still have some troubles every once in a while. And, tyvekboy doesn’t have a clue. You’ll be so busy you won’t know where all the work came from. At least, that’s been my experience. Hope you enjoy it. After 52 years, you deserve it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 07-03-2013 03:39 AM

Can I join you?

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#10 posted 07-03-2013 03:48 AM

I have 94 days 16 hours 41 minutes to go.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#11 posted 07-03-2013 04:08 AM

Congrats, Less than 10 years to eligibility but who knows when!!!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 07-03-2013 04:12 AM

I was lucky and able to retire at 55 that was 20 years ago and I think I’m just starting to get the hang of this retirement thing.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 07-03-2013 04:25 AM

I don’t think I’m going to wait for retirement for some of that bacon wrapped corn. It looks GOOOOD!

-- Bob in Washington State

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#14 posted 07-03-2013 04:48 AM

congratulation on your retirement Kiefer.

I have another 15 years to go…

hope you enjoy it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 07-03-2013 07:24 AM

Congrats Kiefer, yep “new set of tyres” go for it man, this is the greatest time of your life so don’t hesitate with anything you have ever dreamed about. I retired when I was about ,,,,,, can’t really remember, but I do highly recommend it.
clear the deck guys Kiefer is gona be posting some heap of new projects, you now going to wonder how you found time to go to work :: )))
happy for you mate, enjoy

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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