Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Retirement and Senioritis

The new neighbor(s) moved in on Saturday and all seems fine. From what Intel, I have gathered it seems like it is a young single guy. He has a bike rack on the back of his car. That's it. That's all I know.



Saturday, my husband, and his VFW post worked at the home of a disabled veteran. Turns out, this man, served in Vietnam and his son served in Iraq and he too is 100% disabled and lives there at the house with his parents. The home needed to be repaired and improved so Home Depot donated all the materials for free and even some of the employees came out to donate their time to help. My husband laid tile in the bathroom and poured cement for wheelchair ramps. He put in almost 9 hours.

He comes home and he starts talking about retirement. He doesn't know if he can make it 5 more years. He is 61. I guess everyone gets that way when you are close to retiring. He says he is worried about his heart and blood pressure plus he has arthritis. However, just between you and me - he can put in 8-9 hours doing hard labor and he says he wasn't hurting. It's like when I was a senior in HS. I got Senioritis. I barely made it to graduation I was so fed up with the school's social politics. I'm thinking, this is what he may be going through. His doctor says he is fine, doing well and to keep up his physical activity. The doctor has not limited him in any way.

I guess we are going to have to sit down and go over everything - maybe it won't be in 5 years - maybe in 2 years, I don't know.

So for those of you who worked and were within 5 years of retirement, did you ever get Senioritis?


10 comments:

  1. I had it when I was forty, but retired at 62.

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    1. Wow. I bet that was a hard 22 years.

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  2. I fell at the age of 60 and shattered my leg. It was a long recovery, with two surgeries and lots of PT. The surgeon told me when it happened that I was lucky I did not hit my head cause I wouldn't have survived the fall. I soon decided that I would retire at 62 when my elected term of office expired. I have no regrets. And I guess I did have some 'retire-itis'?

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    1. Ouch, Denise. That sounds painful. Glad you didn't hit your head and was at retirement age to where you could retire early.

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  3. Every. Single. Day. I have 16 months to go and I am not sure I will actually make it that long. I may have to pay out of pocket for medical insurance to get me to age 60 but at this point, it is a daily struggle to get my attitude in line with going to work. I refuse to end my working days on a bad note. I don't want to be that person who they push out the door. Sigh.

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    1. I hope it all goes well for you

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  4. I think some people find the closer they get to retirement age the more they like the thought of retirement, Tim still has 10-11 years till he gets there at 25 he couldn't imagine ever wanting to retire now is a different matter.

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    1. He's not in "the zone" yet...it will come.

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  5. My husband says that too. With his health, I would be surprised if he could work that long. As for senioritis, I think my dad had it. He took early retirement at 62 and mulled it over for three years. He worked so hard for so many years. He was ready to be done.

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    1. MY dad retired in his early 50's.

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