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Thread: But I'm not dead yet ... Age and climbing

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    Hell, I retired at 58 and am glad for it. Started working in the woods when I was 16, in between high school and college sessions. I'm enjoying my leisure years a great deal . Work when I want, don't more often than not!
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    Well played!

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    Damn good point Jim.
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
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    Indeed.

    See the Retirement Planning thread .
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    For me (what sucks the most!) is the fact that I could still be flying my buddy Mike's bucket truck, but the pistol grip handle (along with the death grip on the saw) was destroying my hands.

    Crikey.

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    I plan on working right up until I am no longer converting O2 to CO2.

    Thats something that I have to plan for, just like some of youse fellas plan for retirement.
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    I concur with Butch and Burnham I'll be 54 at the end of this year and I feel an undeniable waning in my body, shoulders, elbows, and knees if I'm on the spurs all afternoon ringing down.
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    I finally had to give in to the fact my knees (among other things) were going at 56, I could produce the work while aloft, but getting there became an obstacle I wasn't surmounting well...I feel 10 years younger since i've been not climbing daily now. I'm finding the golf course work and reduced hours much better impact-wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    That's cool, you older guys still hard at it. Gives me something to look up to, something to shoot for. Never give up... but I got a few years still before I get old.
    My son is your age. He seemed taken aback when I told him he was pushing 40.

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    Just turned 61. Except for a bad heart valve, high blood pressure and every bone in my body feeling like I've been in a train wreck I'm still a cherry. I feel my worse when I stop moving so I just keep working. I'd rather go down with both wings shot off and tail section on fire anyway. :/
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