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FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Jason [VA]) Jul 21, 2020 1:16 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 21, 2020 2:12 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 21, 2020 2:13 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Libi [NY]) Jul 21, 2020 2:18 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jul 21, 2020 2:26 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by myob [GA]) Jul 21, 2020 2:32 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by myob [GA]) Jul 21, 2020 2:37 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 21, 2020 2:49 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 21, 2020 2:50 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by WMH [NC]) Jul 21, 2020 2:52 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by plenty [MO]) Jul 21, 2020 2:58 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by DJ [VA]) Jul 21, 2020 3:24 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Libi [NY]) Jul 21, 2020 3:27 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Busy [WI]) Jul 21, 2020 3:43 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by James [GA]) Jul 21, 2020 4:15 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by James [GA]) Jul 21, 2020 4:15 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Smokowna [MD]) Jul 21, 2020 5:34 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Jul 21, 2020 5:36 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Pmh [TX]) Jul 21, 2020 5:38 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by MikeA [TX]) Jul 21, 2020 5:50 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Jul 21, 2020 6:03 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by gevans [SC]) Jul 22, 2020 8:13 AM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by elliot [RI]) Jul 22, 2020 11:42 AM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by elliot [RI]) Jul 22, 2020 11:44 AM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Hoosier [IN]) Jul 22, 2020 12:51 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Hoosier [IN]) Jul 22, 2020 1:36 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jul 23, 2020 12:01 AM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by PG [SC]) Jul 23, 2020 4:51 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 24, 2020 5:52 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 24, 2020 6:06 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Jul 24, 2020 7:42 PM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Sandy [CO]) Jul 25, 2020 10:44 AM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 26, 2020 12:03 AM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 26, 2020 12:09 AM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 26, 2020 12:13 AM
       FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 26, 2020 12:35 AM

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FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 1:16 PM
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I've been gainfully employed throughout this pandemic mess, but that changed yesterday. I've always saved my 9-5 income and lived off real estate income, so money shouldn't be a worry. But now that I don't have a day job or a house to work on, I'm a bit lost on what to do with my time off.

--73.177.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 2:12 PM
Message:

I''d like to be the first to congratulate you!

CONGRATS!!!

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 2:13 PM
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I''d like to be the first to congratulate you!

CONGRATS!!!

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Libi [NY]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 2:18 PM
Message:

Congratulations!

Just think what you really like.

Do you want to learn something new or share your knowledge? --74.90.xx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 2:26 PM
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Now will be able focus on improving efficiency of rental properties. With more free time can look at shopping at a few different Habitat for Humanity restores for supplies, tools and appliances. Why pay full retail for anything. Insulating all the heating pipes and hot pipes in the boiler room area will produce savings over the year. Cleaning out all the dust in copper finned radiators along with installing reflective tape on top of the fins will radiate more heat into the room. Sealing up all air leaks along with weather stripping on doors, windows. Every dollar spent on insulation upgrades over time will continue to get the money back and then some. Found could never two things well which are work then run rental buildings. --147.194.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 2:32 PM
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when I was faced with the same issue back in Nov of 2001-- i felt like I NOW only had one job-- rather than 2. Eight hours had been lifted off my back and felt lost.

I sat back and said to myself--- what can I do to make it better today-- what could I accomplish.

I've done that every day since that Nov. It doesn't always have to be about RE either. Travel was big on the list.

Want to stay young-- stay busy. --99.103.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 2:37 PM
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BTW-- LIBI NY are you from LI? westhampton area? --99.103.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 2:49 PM
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Jason,

Now you can spend all day on MrLL!

I remember when I first earned my FREEDOM!!! that all my friends still had jobs - no one to play with!

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 2:50 PM
Message:

Jason,

Now you can spend all day on MrLL!

I remember when I first earned my FREEDOM!!! All my friends still had jobs - no one to play with!

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 2:52 PM
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Congratulations!! Don't worry, your days will end up filled, although with what you may not know yet, especially during pandemic times. But as time goes on, you will wonder where you ever found the time to work! --50.82.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 2:58 PM
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Congratulations! We just finished our last rehab and now looking for things at home to tackle. Know the feeling. Wondering if we should buy another? We can only sit still for brief periods of time. Make a list and "work" for yourself. When you need to talk to the boss head to the bathroom and talk to the mirror! Soon you will ponder "when did i have time to work?" --99.203.xx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 3:24 PM
Message:

It's too soon to tell.

Take a couple weeks to just sleep in, watch TV, do yard work - whatever you feel like at the moment.

Then start thinking about what you care about: do volunteer work at an animal shelter or food bank, travel & visit family, find another house to work on - or improve your own.

Buy an RV!

Congratulations - enjoy! --70.160.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Libi [NY]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 3:27 PM
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myob [GA], originally I am from the other side of the globe, but now live in the spooky Sleepy Hollow, NY (yes, the one from “The Legend”) --74.90.xx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 3:43 PM
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Whoot! Whoot! Congratulations!

Good advice from all above, just wanted to add, now could be a great time to teach any kids/grandkids how to do this Landlordy stuff, if you haven’t already. They don’t have to be all going-ho and totally immersed for the lessons to carry forward into adulthood. Both my kids are now gardeners, grow more of their own food than I ever did. I just showed them a few things here and there, had them help a bit, kept it fun. Who knew it would rub off so much? --172.58.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by James [GA]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 4:15 PM
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Hey Jason -

Welcome to the club! I also found it a bit different when I left typical employment. Stay active and enjoy some hobbies. --62.216.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by James [GA]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 4:15 PM
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Hey Jason -

Welcome to the club! I also found it a bit different when I left typical employment. Stay active and enjoy some hobbies. --62.216.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 5:34 PM
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When I have too much free time I find some thing sdumb to do. Within moments, it seems like I have a mess on my hands and no time at all. ....works for me. --108.28.xx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 5:36 PM
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Disable your alarm clock. No need to wake up until you want. Shop at the times when nobody else does instead of having to do it during the 'rush hour'. Catch up on TV shows. Walk around your yard and make the neighbors wonder what you are up to. Wander the neighborhood and see how the rest of them live. Schedule appointments with Doctor, Dentist, Hair saloon or Barber at any time you want. Sit in the park and just breathe and watch people. Take a long drive in your car to nowhere in particular without worrying when you have to be back. Get reacquainted with your pets, children, spouse. All good stuff you never had 'time' for. Have a great life! --72.199.xx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 5:38 PM
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take some (on line) classes. for me: I will learn how to fly (son can teach me). I will learn spanish. I will get part time job as adjunct teaching hospitality at the university. buy & rent some more houses for the fun of it....(ha) --72.180.xx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 5:50 PM
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Congratulations! I know what you mean, I took the plunge in 2018. The first few months felt strange, almost like loss. It took a while to find the new norm. Spent the first couple of months doing all the stuff I had put off at my own house on the schedule I wanted to work at. Within about 4-5 months I had pretty much settled in.

Now days are filled with volunteering, lots of vacationing, visiting with friends and family, and some time working on the business.

So, while you may struggle with what to do short-term, don't worry, rewarding things will just naturally fill in the gaps in the coming months. --50.26.xx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 6:03 PM
Message:

Disable your alarm clock. No need to wake up until you want. Shop at the times when nobody else does instead of having to do it during the 'rush hour'. Catch up on TV shows. Walk around your yard and make the neighbors wonder what you are up to. Wander the neighborhood and see how the rest of them live. Schedule appointments with Doctor, Dentist, Hair saloon or Barber at any time you want. Sit in the park and just breathe and watch people. Take a long drive in your car to nowhere in particular without worrying when you have to be back. Get reacquainted with your pets, children, spouse. All good stuff you never had 'time' for. Have a great life! --72.199.xx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2020 8:13 AM
Message:

Five years into freedom, I wonder how I ever had time for a 9-5 job!

No problems EVER finding stuff to do!

I get to pick and chose much more of my activities!

My schedule is much more flexible!

And my income is higher now than it was 5 years ago, thanks to NO JOB.

Enjoy!! --69.80.xx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2020 11:42 AM
Message:

Welcome to the club!

If you are really concerned, buy a really old house that needs tons of work and start on it.. That was where my first 6 months of freedom time gone.

Enjoy the moment, life is short! --100.40.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2020 11:44 AM
Message:

Welcome to the club!

If you are really concerned, buy a really old house that needs tons of work and start on it.. That was where my first 6 months of freedom time gone.

Enjoy the moment, life is short! --100.40.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2020 12:51 PM
Message:

Congrats!

I call myself "rehired", as I retired and then went back to work part time for myself.

I tried to follow the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 rule. In regards to the "normal" 40 hours per week, I spend 1/3 of my time having fun/relaxing, 1/3 of the time working, and 1/3 of the time helping others.

Good luck! --99.92.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2020 1:36 PM
Message:

Congrats!

I call myself "rehired", as I retired and then went back to work part time for myself.

I tried to follow the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 rule. In regards to the "normal" 40 hours per week, I spend 1/3 of my time having fun/relaxing, 1/3 of the time working, and 1/3 of the time helping others.

Good luck! --99.92.xxx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jul 23, 2020 12:01 AM
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When I no longer put in day job hours I'd be out and about and wonder what all the people I saw did for a living sitting around in cafes all day, still don't know. I've become so busy that I sometimes wish I had a day job at the office, it's less work, lol --99.203.xx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by PG [SC]) Posted on: Jul 23, 2020 4:51 PM
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Retired from my day job 2013. My retirement, financially and emotionally is good - I consider my self very BLESSED.

As WMH noted:

But as time goes on, you will wonder where you ever found the time to work.

Now if I have some repair on the rental houses I can do it myself or higher it out. If I do it - it is slow and easy.

One thing that no else mentioned that takes a day or so of my time during the week is dealing with elderly parents.

My mom recently passed away - had to get rid of all the stuff in the house - what a job - now I am prepping to sell.

Also I am the trustee for my MIL who has alzheimers - she has farmland and money with heirs - some who help and some who do nothing. It can get very aggravating when dealing with heirs.

But I love RETIREMENT. Good Luck. --184.20.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 24, 2020 5:52 PM
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PG,what,if you are the elderly parent?.........charlie.........think about that for a minute,or maybe two minutes! ! ? ! ?......... --32.214.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 24, 2020 6:06 PM
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Sorta Blonde,what if you don’t have much hair left.?...................charlie...................................????? --32.214.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Jul 24, 2020 7:42 PM
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Hey Cjo'h alias charlie. If you are one of the lucky guys with attractive balding heads, just use a washcloth to smooth what's left or shine the heck out of it. Always nice on mature men. Think how much you save on haircuts! --72.199.xx.xxx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: Jul 25, 2020 10:44 AM
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Jason Congratulations!

Now it’s time to create the rest of your life!

Start a vision board/bucket list. It’s time to make your dreams come true!

Since I began to do this, I’ve done things, gone places that I thought I would never accomplish.

What do you want to do?

Make a list.

Some things I’ve accomplished...

Sleep in a castle

Sail the BVI’s

Paris, London

Hike 14ers

Buy a convertible

Meet several famous living artists

Write a book

Helped my family with money/time

Falconry, flying owls and falcons

Still to do......

Learn to fly

Italy, Egypt, Tokyo, Tahiti

Machu pichu

Ranch

Ocean front property

Horses

Etc...

The key is to have a big list AND look at it every morning and evening. If your mind is “primed” to look for those things, when the opportunity comes up you’ll be ready to go with it!

If you don’t know what you want to do next, try googling bucket list ideas. You’ll find lists of things there that will remind you of what you once wanted but forgot about.

Like myob says, want to stay young, stay busy

Good luck and all the best to you! --45.131.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 12:03 AM
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Debi,just what part of the Globe,perhaps I bumped shoulders with you aboard one of the Cunard jobs from Liverpool to theWest side of New York,who knows...................charlie --32.214.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 12:09 AM
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Sorta,Never thought of the Wash Cloth,Now there’s an idea...........charlie --32.214.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 12:13 AM
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Jason,You’ll find something.It always happens...............................charlie --32.214.xxx.xx




FREEDOM! (But now what?) (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 12:35 AM
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Sandy,One of those Castles might be too Spooky........................... charlie think I’ll keep away from them I would like to learn how to play the Guitar, I tried to learn to play the fiddle once,but I murdered” Beyond Bonny banks and beyond Bonnie brayes,on the steep ,steep sides Ben Lomond”. Don’t know what would happen with the Guitar ,Probably destroy Johnny Cash’s reputation..................? ? ? --32.214.xxx.xx



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