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WanderingStar 06-23-2010 12:16 PM

Retired. Going Sailing.
 
Yesterday was my last day in uniform. After more than 22 years of police work and six years in the CG, I'm done. People expect me to get another job, but I'm going sailing. No long cruises yet, Jane is still working and the boat isn't ready. But sailing is what I love, I've been thrifty all my life, I'll be alright on my pension. Almost every day should involve either maintaining or using a boat.

DwayneSpeer 06-23-2010 12:36 PM

congrats
 
Congratulations! Best of luck.

Two words of advice from a retiree.
One, the boat will never be ready. You just have to decide when you are ready.
Two, try hard to keep the ratio of days using the boat to days maintaining the boat to greater than 50%.

Boasun 06-23-2010 01:06 PM

Fair winds and following seas....

SecondWindNC 06-23-2010 01:14 PM

Congrats and thanks for your service!

cesarid 06-23-2010 01:17 PM

Congratulations! One more year and I plan to be out there - still need to sell a house a boat (don't need two of each).

Allanbc 06-23-2010 01:29 PM

Congrats and enjoy!

sailingdog 06-23-2010 01:58 PM

Excellent news... fair winds and keep us posted.

mccary 06-23-2010 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WanderingStar (Post 616114)
Yesterday was my last day in uniform. After more than 22 years of police work and six years in the CG, I'm done. People expect me to get another job, but I'm going sailing. No long cruises yet, Jane is still working and the boat isn't ready. But sailing is what I love, I've been thrifty all my life, I'll be alright on my pension. Almost every day should involve either maintaining or using a boat.

Sounds like you deserve every minute you have to spend on the boat!

wind_magic 06-23-2010 02:21 PM

Thanks for the service, and congratulations, retirement is the chance for society to pay you back for all of your hard work! :)

Faster 06-23-2010 02:31 PM

Congrats!.... trying very hard not to be resentfully envious!


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