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    I'll bet

    I probably haven't mentioned it here, but Wednesday of last week was my first official day of retirement. The store that I did all of the repair work for, well, the owner died a couple of months ago. Like a lot of local, small retail businesses, the community had not felt obligated to support them. Major purchases were going to larger chain stores or online. The owners daughter in law, who was running the business for him (and let me say, doing a great job, she was the best customer (intelligent, informed and knowledgeable) that I ever dealt with. Her final decision was to close the store. I had been doing their work for over 26 years. There was a big liquidation sale and for 2 months I was working 6 days a week, and the huge number of repairs I was getting made it obvious that the local community realized that there was NO ONE else that did quality repairs. I was incredibly busy.

    That is over

    I have decided that I will not be taking on another retail account, but will continue to do work for my private clients.

    I have time to ride now, whenever I want to!

    I feel like a huge weight has been lifted.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Congrats!

    Sounds like fun.

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    Being your own boss is fabulous! You'll enjoy it much more, hard to believe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I'll bet.

    I probably haven't mentioned it here, but Wednesday of last week was my first official day of retirement.
    So you're headin' to the casino!

    Don't blow it all at one slot machine!
    Yossarian: don't worry. nothing's going to happen to you that won't happen to the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Being your own boss is fabulous! You'll enjoy it much more, hard to believe!
    Well, technically I have been my own boss for 40 years, my wife set the business up before we met, we incorporated in 1980 and she changed careers in the mid to late 80's, essentially, for health insurance benefits.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    What kind of repair work do/did you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I probably haven't mentioned it here, ...
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    ...That I'll employ you for an emerald on total trust without preconceived taste or our approval knowing you are akin to our tastes.

    This won't be a simple slip away retirement.

    What does perfection and quality have to do with price? ... and anyone in retirement when he takes the sky as his the limits.

    A person pays for talent, jeweler knowledge and a connection between client and reality.

    Stay tuned.

    Get me GREEN.

    Take your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
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    ...That I'll employ you for an emerald on total trust without preconceived taste or our approval knowing you are akin to our tastes.

    This won't be a simple slip away retirement.

    What does perfection and quality have to do with price? ... and anyone in retirement when he takes the sky as his the limits.

    A person pays for talent, jeweler knowledge and a connection between client and reality.

    Stay tuned.

    Get me GREEN.

    Take your time.
    Emeralds are as durable as hard candy, they have no place on a persons hands and just barely around their neck.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Emeralds are as durable as hard candy, they have no place on a persons hands and just barely around their neck.
    I'm Listening ....read this from you before.

    Lets hear it once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    I'm Listening ....read this from you before.

    Lets hear it once again.
    They are incredibly fragile, most are treated (oiled) to enhance their color, any exposure to water and soap removes that oil.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Got it

    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
    Ben Franklin -Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together

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    The primary reason that I am not taking on another comercial account is so that I don't have to do anything that is just not a good idea.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Congratulations it must be a great feeling!
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    Congratulations. Enjoy the free time and riding !
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    Congrats. I'm sure wood-chopping, house renovation, honey do list items and the occasional ride will keep you busy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    The primary reason that I am not taking on another comercial account is so that I don't have to do anything that is just not a good idea.
    You talked me off this ledge 8 years ago. I've always adimired your honesty and sincereness. I would never venture close to that candle again, thanks to your observations years earlier.

    Please enjoy retirement. Myself, I would like an indoor velodrome track. An EverydayRide.

    Cheers.

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    Retirement is a good occupation. I found that I can't beat the hours, and the new boss ain't half bad either. Had I known I'd adapt to it so well, I might have tried it sooner. Enjoy! Ain't much like being able to ride when the weather is most agreeable.

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    It JUST hit me, it doesn't matter what day it is! (it might if I watched tv, but I don't)
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve98501 View Post
    Retirement is a good occupation. I found that I can't beat the hours, and the new boss ain't half bad either. Had I known I'd adapt to it so well, I might have tried it sooner. Enjoy! Ain't much like being able to ride when the weather is most agreeable.
    212 miles this week, over 7200 feet of climb.....
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    TOG, if you don't love retirement it is your own fault. I have been sailing fishing hunting working on home improvements and also doing yoga. Enjoy your life you earned it
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    212 miles this week, over 7200 feet of climb.....
    Good for you!

    I also give myself semi-annual performance reviews. (Old habits die hard.) It's important to measure one's performance in this new retirement occupation. Things like number of days gone fishing, hiking, biking, gardening relative to number of nice days suited to those activities. Can't be slacking off, ya' know.

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    another 50 today....
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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