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We have a contract on our retirement house in Punta Gorda, FL. We will be able to have our sailboat in the back yard with access to the world! Home prices have fallen so drastically that we can now afford our dream whereas two years ago it was unattainable. When we move there within three years I will need to sell my 30 footer and buy a 40 footer. I can't wait to retire but the only down side is I will have to be older.
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I've got 18 years with my nose to the grindstone. After that, I'm saying goodbye to the televangelism industry once and for all. Man, I can't wait to get out! Unfortunately, I'll be saying goodbye to my eight-figure annual salary as well. A couple of the people on my staff are real pricks. My wife's a pain in the rear too. First thing I'm going to do after I retire is dump her fat ---.
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18 years with your nose to the grindstone explains the flat face...

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18 years with your nose to the grindstone explains the flat face...
Probably has good skin though!!
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We retired in 2002 and have continued cruising fulltime. Living aboard allows us to live far beneath our means. Not having the condo, cars or anything ashore has been a great freedom. Maybe in ten or fifteen years we'll be looking for the assisted living marina. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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18 years with the nose to the grindstone allows sailhog to keep a sharp lookout....

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"Maybe in ten or fifteen years we'll be looking for the assisted living marina. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew" - Now that sounds like the wave of the future, nice young people to take you out sailing and wipe your chin. Bring you back in, give you the daily meds, and tuck you into bed.

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Keep your nose to the grindstone, keep your shoulder to the wheel, and keep your ear to the ground. Now, try to work in that position!
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"Maybe in ten or fifteen years we'll be looking for the assisted living marina. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew" - Now that sounds like the wave of the future, nice young people to take you out sailing and wipe your chin. Bring you back in, give you the daily meds, and tuck you into bed.
An assisted-living marina! That sounds like a real growth industry... at least it's one with services I'll eventually be interested in. And it's a winner for everyone involved! What nursing home employee wouldn't rather care for a patient on his/her sailboat? The scent of bedpans is replaced by salt air...
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Hey cesarid - welcome! Man that sounds nice. Congratulations.

I may not be set - but I'm sure ready!
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