I used to write here almost everyday. Now I seem to not find the time to do it 3 times week. That makes we think a bit. I know its the stores busy time and for me to be busy is expected but I wonder if my life is getting busier overall. And I hope thats not the case. Im a little more than a couple years from 60 and the “R” word is coming into my mind a lot.

Work Or Retire

Im hoping to retire by the time Im 62. Im going to start collecting social security as soon as I can. These days nothing’s guaranteed and to wait for a bigger SS check I think is foolish.

Anyway, Im planning now for the future. I wish I had said that in my 30’s but that was not the case. I will not retire wealthy and thats just fine by me. In a perfect world I retire to a small place up north ( Hayward\Marquette) and work part time in a bike shop. Im pretty sure I will have to continue to work in my retirement but maybe just half as much.

Which is hard to imagine today as I am putting in between 10 and 12 hours a day here. And as I get older those days are harder on me. At least I notice them way more now. Back in the day I would not have given it a second thought.

I do have a lot to deal with considering retirement. But I guess we all do in that respect. What to do with the store? Health insurance and how much income will I really need to get by? I guess we all have those questions when we get old. Im not looking to get out soon but I just want to start planning my escape pretty soon. At least think about it.

Last week I got in a ton of riding, this week looks like zero. Repairs are backed up a bit here and I have to spend my morning knocking a few out before we open. One or two after we close too. And on top of that… it appears Im coming down with a bit of flu. Its running thru my family as we speak. My wife is home from work today. Kids and grandkids have it too. So I have that to look forward to the next few days…

Maybe a very small ride before work tomorrow before this flu hits me harder… cross bike for sure.

Other than that I’ll talk about my planned Hayward weekend soon…


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