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2 minutes ago, MookieStl said:

You want to share that plan?

i didn’t have a plan ... that’s why i’m so bored.

quit working the first time at 43 -- friends still working

quit working the second time at 56 -- friends still working

now i live in a place that i don’t know anyone ... i’ll probably go back to work for awhile. Then i’ll have to meet some old people that have time on their hands ... maybe partners to do some traveling.  That’s the sucky part of getting divorced later in life .... loneliness. It sucks always having to find people to do things with.

but, there are many that have it worse than i do, i’ve been very blessed in many ways ... so i should stop whining.

 

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4 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

 didn’t have a plan ... that’s why i’m so bored.

quit working the first time at 43 -- friends still working

quit working the second time at 56 -- friends still working

now i live in a place that i don’t know anyone ... i’ll probably go back to work for awhile. Then i’ll have to meet some old people that have time on their hands ... maybe partners to do some traveling.  That’s the sucky part of getting divorced later in life .... loneliness. It sucks always having to find people to do things with.

but, there are many that have it worse than i do, i’ve been very blessed in many ways ... so i should stop whining.

If you don't mind me asking, what kind of work have you done and what kinds of hobbies do you have? 

 

I'm asking this for a good reason.

For example, I still have a retirement home to build...so that in itself will keep me busy for about a year after I move (early next spring!) to the location I will do it at.

 

But I have to keep busy afterwards, and since I am married, and she will very likely outlive me for at least two decades due to our age differences, I want to get a business started up for her to run and have a decent income after I am gone...since she will only have survivor benefits left from my current income, which is WAY far less than even half of what I am bringing in now.

 

BUT, after that?  I dunno what will keep me busy and allow for new friendships...other than some of my hobbies, which also tend to be kinda costly.

 

But, I have been considering passing along to others who could use them, some of the skills I have learned in my life.  Being a vet myself, I tend to lean towards that avenue for teaching skills to vets who could use them.  PLUS, I would probably add new friends into that mix from those who are learning the skills. It COULD BE a win-win situation for everyone involved!  The added benefit is that it COULD all (or at least MOSTLY) be funded by a grant or two!  An ambitious vet could  easily make a decent living from learning my wood-working skills...without even needing to depend on getting hired by someone else to do it....except maybe as being a sub-contractor to someone else.  I have other skills, also...did lots of different things during my life...LOL! 

 

It would actually make me very proud to have taught some skills to a few and then they work together to earn a living using those skills in a joint operation as co-owners!  This would be even MORESO, if many were PHYSICALLY-disabled, because in many parts of the wood-working processes, many PHYSICAL disabilities do not necessarily hamper anybody for at least parts of the jobs at hand.  The same goes for machinists, in so many cases!  I also have those skills, learned on the most worn-out equipment possible, which gave me even more skills...or should I say "tricks" of the trade?  LOL!  Honestly, most of my life I had to work on less than IDEAL equipment and still produce a quality product!  So I learned lots of tricks and fixes for the poor-condition equipment to allow me to do things RIGHT!  LOL!  As they say in the infantry, "adjust-fire and continue to march!"  LOL! 

 

Just a thought for ya!

 

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31 minutes ago, HDBRbuilder said:

If you don't mind me asking, what kind of work have you done and what kinds of hobbies do you have?  I'm asking this for a good reason.

If I remember correctly, Steve's work history centers around a dog walking and kitty cat escort service, while his hobbies are long walks on the beach, coffee at sunrise on the patio, and eating cheetos while driving in the mountains.....Please, correct me if I'm wrong.....

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38 minutes ago, HDBRbuilder said:

If you don't mind me asking, what kind of work have you done and what kinds of hobbies do you have?  I'm asking this for a good reason.

Retired from the military then from the county government.  

i play the guitar and make interesting comments on the klipsch forum.

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2 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

interesting comments on the klipsch forum.

Well, that's debatable....

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5 minutes ago, jimjimbo said:

If I remember correctly, Steve's work history centers around a dog walking and kitty cat escort service, while his hobbies are long walks on the beach, coffee at sunrise on the patio, and eating cheetos while driving in the mountains.....Please, correct me if I'm wrong.....

 

4 minutes ago, oldtimer said:

You left out hanging around Del Taco.

didn’t take long for you jokers to chime in.  i do like the beach, del taco, dogs, cheetos, and coffee ... hate the mountains and allergic to cats.  

 

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7 minutes ago, oldtimer said:

You left out hanging around Del Taco.

I asked Del Taco for a quote, and they declined for this thread......

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Just now, jimjimbo said:

Well, that's debatable....

i admit i’m out of my league here.   you’ve been in that BS Section before, you know the amount of brain power on this forum.  It could easily light up a small sized refrigerator. 

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3 minutes ago, jimjimbo said:

I asked Del Taco for a quote, and they declined for this thread......

we need to make del taco great again.

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4 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

 It could easily light up a small sized refrigerator.

I was thinking a microwave, but, OK.

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5 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

we need to make del taco great again.

Del Taco never was great.

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Just now, babadono said:

Del Taco never was great.

blasphemy.  it’s the greatest place on earth ... it’s the disneyland of fast food joints and most of them already know my order. 

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23 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

Retired from the military then from the county government.  

i play the guitar and make interesting comments on the klipsch forum.

I SEVERELY edited my post to you, please back up and check it out again...thanks!  I'm also a military retiree, but I retired from the reserve side of the house at age 60...did an ungodly amount of active duty in those 36 years though!  But, on the civilian workforce side of things, I learned many skills in a number of different jobs.

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9 minutes ago, HDBRbuilder said:

I SEVERELY edited my post to you, please back up and check it out again...thanks!

if we lived in the same area, i’d be hitting you up to teach me some wood-working.  I have an interest and am pretty creative; but, everything gets lost between the brain and fingers. Love guitars and have badly wanted to build one; but, i just know that i haven’t the skill and would frustrate myself.  Since my divorce, i’ve been living in an apartment so I don’t have a workspace per se.  

not sure if i’ll buy another place since i can’t seem to even be able to figure out where i want to live. All my family is back in California; but the last place i bought there cost me half a million and that was in 2004.  Lost that one in the divorce. 

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hey @jimjimbo what's the normal mark-up for a bottle of wine?  I was visiting my cousin and stopped to buy her a bottle of wine at a place called Total Wine & More or something like that ... it was like a liquor warehouse.  I don’t know anything about wine, so i see one that was 2014 called Chateau la tour de bessa and sold for $44.  I figured that it should be okay. She said it tasted  good; but, i googled it and the review suggested a price of $26.  That’s a pretty good markup in my opinion.  is that normal or was that store just a rip off?

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16 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

if we lived in the same area, i’d be hitting you up to teach me some wood-working.  I have an interest and am pretty creative; but, everything gets lost between the brain and fingers. Love guitars and have badly wanted to build one; but, i just know that i haven’t the skill and would frustrate myself.  Since my divorce, i’ve been living in an apartment so I don’t have a workspace per se.  

not sure if i’ll buy another place since i can’t seem to even be able to figure out where i want to live. All my family is back in California; but the last place i bought there cost me half a million and that was in 2004.  Lost that one in the divorce. 

There actually ARE workshops that teach you how to build musical instruments like guitars, which culminate in building your own guitar...dulcimer, etc...whatever you have been wanting to build for yourself.  I just googled:  build your own guitar workshop  and lots of different ones in different places all over the country popped up!

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22 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

blasphemy.  it’s the greatest place on earth ... it’s the disneyland of fast food joints and most of them already know my order. 

Ah yea...was trying to play off the MAGA, America never was great, thing. In other words

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40 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

blasphemy.  it’s the greatest place on earth ... it’s the disneyland of fast food joints and most of them already know my order. 

So, how does that work with Del Taco?  You walk into one you have never visited and they ask for your phone number and up pops your favorite order??  COOL!!🤣

 

So, do they wear costumes of Disneyland characters with food industry gloves on their hands?

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2 minutes ago, HDBRbuilder said:

So, how does that work with Del Taco?

Retinal scan:)

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