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On 4/23/2018 at 2:56 PM, BIKEBOY said:

The only real scary thing about retirement anymore, is healthcare. 

The wife is just about to join me in it, and frankly after her COBRA runs out, the fun begins. I need to start searching for good healthcare. I’m not looking forward to it. 

:fear:

Grasshopper, I'm so glad to hear Gina will be joining you in this awesome stage of life. I thought I knew my wife well but now I am truly getting to know her even better and spoiling her for being such a good partner ! I feel so blessed to have her and my little doggie Harley.

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On 5/16/2018 at 4:09 PM, BIKEBOY said:

Tell us the truth Grabber......... ya went back to work, didn't ya?!! :hysterical2::hysterical2::hysterical2:

 

 

I fully retired Feb. 1st 2018 after working part time for 2 years. I just needed to ease into this new stage of life and now I am fully enjoying and learning how to relax. My wife is a incredible lady and helping me adjust to many things.

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1 hour ago, Grabber said:

I fully retired Feb. 1st 2018 after working part time for 2 years. I just needed to ease into this new stage of life and now I am fully enjoying and learning how to relax. My wife is a incredible lady and helping me adjust to many things.

So happy for you too, Rob! Thanks ....... Gina and I are best friends (as are you and Tana). It is so extra lucky to be best friends at this stage in our lives. Can you imagine NOT being best friends, and having to spend each and every day together!? :fear: 

As for your little Harley..... We are now looking for another little buddy. It took us two years to get over the loss of Coz. You don’t get over it really.......it’s just easier to think about loving a little guy again. SRTKeith keeps telling me that Coz would have wanted it for us, and I think he’s right. :cool: 

Now.......one a these days, we need to meet up! :thumbsup: 

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1 hour ago, Grabber said:

I fully retired Feb. 1st 2018 after working part time for 2 years. I just needed to ease into this new stage of life and now I am fully enjoying and learning how to relax. My wife is a incredible lady and helping me adjust to many things.

BTW, I posted that Trivago video because Gina and I thought it looked like you!! :lol: 

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11 hours ago, BIKEBOY said:

So happy for you too, Rob! Thanks ....... Gina and I are best friends (as are you and Tana). It is so extra lucky to be best friends at this stage in our lives. Can you imagine NOT being best friends, and having to spend each and every day together!? :fear: 

As for your little Harley..... We are now looking for another little buddy. It took us two years to get over the loss of Coz. You don’t get over it really.......it’s just easier to think about loving a little guy again. SRTKeith keeps telling me that Coz would have wanted it for us, and I think he’s right. :cool: 

Now.......one a these days, we need to meet up! :thumbsup: 

Tana & I spend a lot of time together and Like you, I am enjoying it more than I ever thought. The conversations we have now are different than years past. We are blessed beyond what we ever imagined. Harley is going to be 13 in January and he is in great shape. When he was a pup our vet taught me how to brush his teeth and told me that it would extend his life and good health for many years. He likes the 3 different dog tooth pastes I buy (Vanilla, Malt and beef). The Yorky-Poo breed can live 18-20 years. Harley likes us to take him on a 2 mile walk almost every day, so he is very active. When my last dog passed at 15 years old (Rosie - My Golden Retriever) I was very upset. I waited a full year before we were blessed with Harley. So I understand the time that you need. Tana & I would love to do dinner with you and Gina soon.

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5 hours ago, Grabber said:

Tana & I spend a lot of time together and Like you, I am enjoying it more than I ever thought. The conversations we have now are different than years past. We are blessed beyond what we ever imagined. Harley is going to be 13 in January and he is in great shape. When he was a pup our vet taught me how to brush his teeth and told me that it would extend his life and good health for many years. He likes the 3 different dog tooth pastes I buy (Vanilla, Malt and beef). The Yorky-Poo breed can live 18-20 years. Harley likes us to take him on a 2 mile walk almost every day, so he is very active. When my last dog passed at 15 years old (Rosie - My Golden Retriever) I was very upset. I waited a full year before we were blessed with Harley. So I understand the time that you need. Tana & I would love to do dinner with you and Gina soon.

 

Rob you and Tana enjoy your retirement and hope all is well with the rest of your family....I know David joined the military hope he's doing well.

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On 5/29/2018 at 3:23 AM, svtkeith said:

 

Rob you and Tana enjoy your retirement and hope all is well with the rest of your family....I know David joined the military hope he's doing well.

My family is thriving. All 3 kids are buying homes and Happy. David is now out of the Army National guard and has been climbing the corporate banking ladder. He is a financial advisor for Wells Fargo. He is getting married June 30th. I hope you are enjoying your retirement too. I still volunteer 2 days a month on the Carpenters apprenticeship board to interview new applicants and disciplinary actions.

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2 hours ago, Grabber said:

My family is thriving. All 3 kids are buying homes and Happy. David is now out of the Army National guard and has been climbing the corporate banking ladder. He is a financial advisor for Wells Fargo. He is getting married June 30th. I hope you are enjoying your retirement too. I still volunteer 2 days a month on the Carpenters apprenticeship board to interview new applicants and disciplinary actions.

Is Chris still in the trades, Rob?

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3 hours ago, Grabber said:

My family is thriving. All 3 kids are buying homes and Happy. David is now out of the Army National guard and has been climbing the corporate banking ladder. He is a financial advisor for Wells Fargo. He is getting married June 30th. I hope you are enjoying your retirement too. I still volunteer 2 days a month on the Carpenters apprenticeship board to interview new applicants and disciplinary actions.

Glad to hear all is well with the family Rob and very successful ...All is well here also and enjoying every minute of it thanks for asking bud.

Same here I still pitch in and help a day here and there with the organizing sort of like you weeding out the good and the bad.

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On 6/8/2018 at 6:29 PM, BIKEBOY said:

What the heck happened to Doogie????

:lurk: 

He retired haven`t ya heard? He is back working 3 days a week I believe. He checks in regularly on NTT facebook.

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57 minutes ago, shelby001 said:

He retired haven`t ya heard? He is back working 3 days a week I believe. He checks in regularly on NTT facebook.

I checked in here as well, the post didn't show up :shrug:

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4 hours ago, BIKEBOY said:

Is Chris still in the trades, Rob?

Yes Chris is. In fact he completed the 4 year apprenticeship program last month and is now a Journeyman and enjoys making $37.93 and hour + healthcare and retirement. He is thriving in the trade.

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2 hours ago, Grabber said:

Yes Chris is. In fact he completed the 4 year apprenticeship program last month and is now a Journeyman and enjoys making $37.93 and hour + healthcare and retirement. He is thriving in the trade.

 

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