78buckshot
As of September 1st I am officially retired from the HVAC trade, only a short 20 years with the company, before that I had 21.5 years with the local Budweiser distributor peddling beer and over the road driver. In high school I started working in a small family meat packing plant/ retail meat shop and did that for six years, I'm 'kinda tired now. I can choose when and where I diagnose, repair, and maintain generators as a hobby now. God has blessed me and my family greatly and I have no regrets and lots of friends, life is good.
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Cobranut
Congrats on your retirement Buckshot, and thanks for all the advice and help you've given your customers, as well as those of us here via this forum.
Wishing you a long and fun retirement.

David
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78buckshot
Thank you sir, this forum has been and will be a good part of my activities. I'll be 65 in January, my mother had her 95th in July and she's in good shape, I think I'll be around for a couple more years but that's up to God.
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cookelec
Congratulations sir..Take time to enjoy life with family...all the best

LE Cook
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78buckshot
Aaah! We're at the lake now - a couple of hundred miles north of home , a little stormy but still a site to see, not huge but not small - 9000 acres of beautiful northern Michigan clean, clear Hubbard Lake. Good way to start retirement.
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Cobranut
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Geoff Z
You’re going to be bored by week 3! That position here at Ziller will be calling ur name in no time! 🤣 We did 200 miles this evening too!! Landed at the KOA at Otsego lake south of Gaylord. Set up the 5th wheel and crawled into bed. Yes I’m in my undies reading the forum! Get over it!! Enjoy your retirement!! Hard earned and well deserved! You ever think about leaving this forum I’ll find where you live and egg ur house!😂 CONGRATULATIONS!! 🎉🎂🎊
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Ron Goldstein Rongold
HAPPY RETIREMENT from another retiree. I owned 3 gas stations over a 45 year period and am I happy they're all gone and out of my life forever. The last 3 years in my last station I had to work 7 days a week for 15 hours a day. Now I can sleep as late as I want, and do all the things I like to do. Thanks for all the great info you give everyone here. Stay well and enjoy yourself !!!

RON
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78buckshot
Thank you all for the good wishes. Geoff, we're only 85 miles apart, today is too windy for you to golf and for me to be on the water so where are you, me and the ladies going to have lunch?
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marcob
Hey 78buckshot, Wishing you all of the best. Happy Retirement! Enjoy your life in doing the things that you choose to do because you deserve it.  I'll always be grateful to you for the help that you shared with me in the forum here when our home unit was down.  Take care of yourself. May God continue to Bless you and yours.  
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Charles G
happy retirement from one who did that  8 years ago but find i'm doing more work now than i did as a engine mechanic.
 if like many you will get bored after a bit and look for things to do
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78buckshot
Thank you gentlemen for the kind words, I am still involved with generators and will be, I'm not one to sit for very long, wife and I don't even have a television hooked up at the house and I don't miss it. We have a couple of horses at our place, the wife and sister-in-law use our male Labrador for stud, I've been into mechanical stuff all my life and still enjoy it, health-wise has been a God-send, someday I know I'll slow down due to whatever life throws me but at this point things are great.
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Geoff Z
God Bless our ladies! Mine is in the knitting store while I sit in the truck and look at the forum. When I’m done working I don’t think I’ll look at a computer ever again. Just my phone, YouTube and I tearing into all the stuff I ignore now due to lack of time! Oh yeah...my lawn chair is gonna see some more action too!!
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Geoff Z
[QUOTE username=Ron Goldstein  Rongold userid=6426774 postid=1312824001]HAPPY RETIREMENT from another retiree. I owned 3 gas stations over a 45 year period and am I happy they're all gone and out of my life forever. The last 3 years in my last station I had to work 7 days a week for 15 hours a day. Now I can sleep as late as I want, and do all the things I like to do. Thanks for all the great info you give everyone here. Stay well and enjoy yourself !!! Ron

My original partner and I started Ziller in 1985. His garage and each of us in a truck. We were and still are a fueling electrical contractor. We used to build and remodel gas stations and fueling systems before there were blueprints. Just a site plan and figure out how to build what the customer wanted. That is how I spent the majority of my career. My original partner has retired and my two younger, stronger, smarter partners do all that today. I’ve just become a wannabe Generator salesman!!
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78buckshot
Well, we 've been watching the weather and dodging the wind and rain and just finished up getting the pontoon and jet-ski out of the water. Not as bad as it could be but we left Chelsea/Stockbridge Thursday with 80-85 degree weather and now it's 67 degree's and windy at the lake, went from summer to fall in a few hours.
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grsthegreat
Congratulations. i officially retired last year. took social security this year along with the wife. Between SS and my investments im making more than i did as an electrical contractor. I dont miss work at all. i have 30 acres of property to take care of. I still do generator service calls and i work occasionally for a friend installing high tech septic control system electronics because he cant find anyone wanting to do it. ill never let my electrical license expire. i dont do any new generator installs, but i received so many calls this year for new systems i sometimes wonder if i was nuts to retire. i could have easily installed 50 new systems this year if i wanted to. but after 35 years of this junk, i was over it. i sat in lounge chair throwing ball to my dog yesterday till i fell asleep. sure beats work. Theres a lake 8 miles from my house, but i cant ever get onto the launch this year due to all the spokane washington people coming here cause their boat launches are closed due to covid. pissing me off
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Geoff Z
Hearing all your stories makes me want to quit even more. Not quite yet. A few more years. 
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78buckshot
You can't quit yet Geoff, you gotta support my habits/hobbies.
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