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Pat Dilling
01-02-2012, 02:32 PM
As of Friday 12/31/2011 I am officially a gentleman of leisure. Once I get some celebrations done, along with a short list of honey does, it will be time to start on the Conestoga. With any luck that will be in February. But as I stated, I am retired! I don't need no stinkin' schedules!

Pat

blackhawk61
01-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Good luck with that !

dnevin
01-02-2012, 02:50 PM
I cannot begin to describe how incredibly jealous I am at this moment! :)

Baker54
01-02-2012, 03:04 PM
Congratulations!!! It is wonderful on this side and I highly recommend it. I wish you the best in all your new endeavors. Just remember how to politely say "NO". On another note, I have admired your car since becoming an SDC member and want to thank you for posting the build for those of us that are just beginning our similar projects. I have read the whole thing and may be asking for advice along the way. Happy New Year!!

TX Rebel
01-02-2012, 03:33 PM
Congratulations, Pat!

Sdude
01-02-2012, 03:35 PM
Congrats.... I can't wait to see what's in store for "Connie".

Just don't do what I did when I retired and end up busier than when I was working for a living.

See you Sunday

jclary
01-02-2012, 03:43 PM
I have lived my life with few regrets. One of the regrets is telling my wife I was retired. If I had it to do over again...I think I would get up and get ready for work as I always did. Then, as soon as she left for work, I would be "retired."

Instead, the honey-doo lists never end. I also get "volunteered" for other tasks involving relatives. The best way to retire is to keep it a secret as long as you can.:):p:)

Flashback
01-02-2012, 03:43 PM
Congradulations, I wish I could. And I complwtely agree with the "no schedule" part.

kmac530
01-02-2012, 03:44 PM
Congrats Pat, and remember projects keep you busy and young of heart.
Enjoy

Welcome
01-02-2012, 03:56 PM
As of Friday 12/31/2011 I am officially a gentleman of leisure. Once I get some celebrations done, along with a short list of honey does, it will be time to start on the Conestoga. With any luck that will be in February. But as I stated, I am retired! I don't need no stinkin' schedules! Pat

Congradulations ...on joining the club!!!

Of course you won't be "officially retired" until you get up one morning and have to really think hard ..."What day is this":confused:

fpstude
01-02-2012, 04:10 PM
One issue with being retired is you never have a day off!

Welcome
01-02-2012, 04:57 PM
One issue with being retired is you never have a day off!


Good point!!!;)

And you can never take a "vacation" again:(

JRoberts
01-02-2012, 05:27 PM
Congratualtions! You have come in from the DARK SIDE. ;) :)

55champion
01-02-2012, 05:35 PM
Congrats on your retirement... I did it 3 years ago and have no regrets so far... enjoy these very special years ..

BobPalma
01-02-2012, 06:17 PM
Congrats, Pat.

Now, what's this about a short list of honey-doos? <GGG> BP

2R5
01-02-2012, 06:30 PM
Congratulations ....just remember you will never get any holiday pay either <g>

Studedude
01-02-2012, 08:20 PM
I'm happy for ya!

Dick Steinkamp
01-02-2012, 08:39 PM
Congrats!

If that wagon turns out even half as nice as your coupe, it will be something special.

Now get to work on it! ;)

Green53
01-02-2012, 08:41 PM
Congrats Pat. I retired 10 years ago on New Years Eve 2001. Six Saturdays & one Sunday and no days off. Now you really won't have time to get projects done as there is always tomorrow.

Denny L

64 Avanti R1
53 Champion Starliner modified
40 President Club Sedan street rod

stupak
01-02-2012, 08:52 PM
Like I've often said, "Retirement isn't what its cracked up to be - its BETTER." Good Luck Pat, I'm sure you've earned it. stupak

ralt12
01-02-2012, 09:30 PM
Congrats, Pat. +1 on the What day is it?.....

studerodder
01-02-2012, 10:05 PM
you are fortunate to get there... many don't. 9 yrs. 7mos. 19 days left for me.

Lou Van Anne
01-02-2012, 11:29 PM
Great News Pat! Enjoy....

Dwain G.
01-02-2012, 11:39 PM
Congratulations! It's a great feeling. This month makes 7 years for me! For the first couple weeks I would get out of bed, grab a cup of coffee, and set in front of the TV and just giggle because I couldn't believe it! Just got a 3.6 % raise from SS, and a 2.6% from the DOD. Now if the stocks would just come back.......

Chris_Dresbach
01-03-2012, 12:35 AM
Congrats!!

Only 17,153 days until I can retire and start on my '40... :p

candbstudebakers
01-03-2012, 12:47 AM
Pat, Been there done that on Dec. 29th 2002, now am busier that when I was working, but that will keep one young. Dec. 29 2011 was our 49th wedding anniversary and still going strong.

Bob Bryant
01-03-2012, 08:43 AM
My retirement started on 11/30/99 and one of our granddaughters was born on that day! After years of rising at 5:00AM I asked my wife to not wake me up in the morning, as I had been running on a sleep deficit for years. After about a month I started rising earlier. Retirement has been a blessing and we have enjoyed it. You will notice that you are somehow busy and time moves along rapidly.

Enjoy each moment. Congratulations.

stupak
01-03-2012, 08:44 AM
Chris: If you think you have 47 more years to go before you retire, you'd better think again! By then, retirement age will be 80 PLUS and there won't be any funds left in SS because us old geezers have taken it all, OR, the government will have squandered it all!!! stupak

9echo
01-03-2012, 10:06 AM
Congrats!
I am starting my 18th year of retirement. That was the best career move I ever made. The biggest problem is there is never enough time to do all the things I was planning to do. My 48 Starlight coupe is waiting for spring. In the mean time I am restoring some of my shortwave radios. I have just finished two Zenith T/Os and am now enjoying some hamming. The other big thing for me is the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum here in Pontiac, where I spend time every day.

4961Studebaker
01-03-2012, 10:16 AM
Enjoy the time off : )
Can't wait to watch the wagon project progress and to hear about those retirement do's and don't tips for us "young guy's"

clonelark
01-03-2012, 10:47 AM
Congratulations Pat, it wont be long before your saying what day is this.

sweetolbob
01-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Congratulations ....just remember you will never get any holiday pay either <g>

Shuck's I thought it was all Holiday Pay, Oh Well!

Pat, congrats, you'll find all kinds of things to do. Just stay active and healthy, it's a great way of life.

Bob

41 Frank
01-03-2012, 12:09 PM
Been retired since March of 2006. Have had no regrets, but I too have found that the longer one is retired the busier one seems to get. I walked away from a lot of job stress the day I retired and felt a great relief not having all the daily issues to deal with. I wish you a long and happy healthy retirement Pat.

G T Joe
01-03-2012, 12:45 PM
I wish I could retire , but not at this point in my life, as long as you have good health in your retirement you have it made !, now you can devote 100 % to any project that you want to accomplish and hopefully you will reach your goal! I wish you many years of happiness in your retirement!.

raprice
01-03-2012, 01:52 PM
Congratulations Pat. I've just completed 13 years of retirement and have loved every minute of it. No need to rush for anything.
I see that you finally came to the conclusion that work is over rated. Have fun. You've deserved it.
Rog