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Rex
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Posted: May 04 2017 at 7:21am | IP Logged Quote Rex

At 74 I went back to work last Monday. No, it is just a part time job with the Game and Parks mowing camp sites around our Lake McConaughy. 3 days a week, 10 hours a day. We leave the shop at 0600 and get back in, service our machines and leave at 1630. Now all that isn't bad except I don't bend as many placers as I used to and servicing those JD commercial mowers can be trying for me. Oh well, it's fun to do and it lets me gauge how much I have slipped from a year ago.
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Posted: May 04 2017 at 7:46am | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Just don't let them push you too hard.

Yep, keep moving and live a longer happy life.

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Posted: May 04 2017 at 3:01pm | IP Logged Quote joed

This winter I took a part time job running a Zamboni at an ice rink in
town.   Like you said, noticed I don't bend as well anymore.    Giving
it up though, it's only 6 hrs a week, not worth the drive to me.

I still want to work 2 days a week but not sure what I want to do.

This was not a good winter as I was laid up with knee problems for 3
months.   Doing much better now but darn, we don't heal as well
when we're older.

Edited by joed on May 04 2017 at 3:03pm


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Posted: May 05 2017 at 9:01am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Rex, you go easy with that business. I always remember the saying of my grandfather; "Walk slow and drink water.". As a child I never understood that. Today, just a couple years behind ya, I get it. Pace yourself and stay hydrated. I get it. So you don't overdo it and keep that canteen handy. Or water bottle they use these days.

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Posted: May 05 2017 at 3:14pm | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

The old timers when I started working at the prison had always said to "walk slow and drink lots of water". I think they were meaning that pacing oneself was best. It also let the inmates have time to know you were making your rounds and they could have time to disguise their poker games to look like they were just playing cards, etc. Prevented a lot of paper work.

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Congrats on taking the job! It's good for the mind & body to work, accomplish things. Good for you!

Dad worked until in his early/mid 80's, because he enjoyed it, and because it paid for his hunting and fishing trips. He did change up his job a bit over the years. The last 5+ years or so he was pretty much a consultant, without a lot of hard physical work. I think he still misses it all, he keeps his home office going, and takes calls from old customers now and again.

I'm only 60, but retired from police work three years ago, and have been keeping busy with my own little company, which is real flexible re when I work and when I play. I do like to play... After 40 years of working for someone else, it was nice to start working for me.

Biggest problem with that is, if something doesn't go right, all I have to do is look in the mirror and there's the guy who messed up!

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Posted: May 06 2017 at 8:18am | IP Logged Quote LAH

I considered returning to work but woke up & realized it
was only a nightmare. Man I was soaking wet with sweat.


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