My husband is sort of retired! What I mean by sort of ......is that he is his own boss now. Most of the time he comes and goes on his own schedule, keeping time for the most important things. He leaves the house every morning at 7 am "not to go to work" but to go to the local coffee shop! Need I say more......! Yes that is where we learn of all the things that are going on in this town and others. You wouldn't believe all the news he comes home with and a lot of it turns out to be true. There is a bigger group at the coffee shop but within that group is the "core group".
The "core group" has gone on many a field trip. They have gone to Greensburg after the tornado to the John Deere dealership open house, you can take the man off of the farm but not the farm out of the man. They have also gone to the Lowen Corporation, a powder coating place in town, Hutchinson water treatment facility, a furniture manufacturing place in Ness City, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge (on a very snowy day they sold buffalo), and a few others I can't think of right now. The point is...even if you still work you can start the day with coffee, laughter and step out of the box occasionally. Truth be known I'm a little jealous.
Being sort of retired also means he can donate of his time and he does. I'm proud of him for volunteering to help where he can.
So if you have some odd jobs that need doing you can call him and they will get done just don't expect him to be there between 7 and 8:30 am ;-)