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  1. If anything, this topic should prove that one size does not fit all. I am 70 and still working at a job that is way more fun than work. There is that old saying “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I didn’t start collecting Social Security until 70 because I didn’t need it and still don’t need it but there is no reason not to collect now. Actually, my Social Security will continue to grow since my 35-year Average Indexed Monthly Earnings (AIME) is growing. What I’m doing works perfectly well for me but I would never suggest that anyone else should do the same. As long as you are happy with your decisions, you’ve won.
  2. Same with me Rich. I'm in Grand Marais, MN right now and will be crossing into Canada today. I would be surprised if they didn't ask the firearms question.
  3. Your post "nailed" it in my mind Scott. One size does not fit all. I'm retired military and 70 years old so health care isn't the issue it is for some. I waited until 70 to collect social security but I did collect spousal benefits at 66 which reduced the break even calculation. But the real key is I have one of those jobs that is way more fun than work. It's not that I don't do other fun things like ride motorcycles, fly airplanes, winter in FL etc. But I have no intention of giving up my job any time soon. I just ran a 10k this past weekend so I consider myself relatively fit and healthy. I realize I could be dead tomorrow but that doesn't change my thinking and it's a true statement for all of us. I'm happy for the other posters who have no regrets about their retirement decision. It's your life but as Scott stated, "no one size fits all."
  4. Ropeshaft

    Loose vs. Lose

    I would advise everyone to seek advice on this topic elsewhere.
  5. Awesome rig Gary and glad to see you "back in action."
  6. It will be our traditional Thanksgiving family get together at grandma's (our) house. Our 4 boys, their wives, 6 grandkids and 3 dogs will all be here for family fun. Wouldn't trade it for the world.
  7. Somewhere in I corps South Vietnam in 1967. Even though I retired from the Air Force, my first 4 years of service was in the Marine Corps.
  8. I sold my RV 12 months ago and I bought it just a few months before that so I'd say 15 months.
  9. New in the original packaging. Eternabond roof & leak repair tape. 4' x 50' roll. Light gray color. $37 includes free shipping in the continental US.
  10. One of the reasons I still work in a job that I love is it takes me to several Air Force bases each year. As an Air Force retiree, I love being back on base and the feeling that goes along with it.
  11. I think they are kind of neat.
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