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Blog series by Russ updated 09-13-2010 08:05 PM 2 parts 1957 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: Adjusting

08-31-2010 05:55 AM by Russ | 8 comments »

It has been 3 weeks since I “retired”, on vacation but once that is done then it is for real. In this period of time there have only been about 3 days off. It is exciting to get to the shop and work on techniques and build things. The shop is mostly clean and stays that way because the average time i spend in it is about 7 hours a day. It is humorous to me that I was concerned if I would use my time wisely, it seemed too easy to relax and let the time slip by but that has not bee...

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Part 2: Salvaging

09-13-2010 08:05 PM by Russ | 14 comments »

One of my philosophies of retirement is to trade the lost income by investing my free time into saving resources and money. Here in Alaska we have transfer stations at the dump sights where goods that may be of some use for another are left. It is amazing what is left! Sunday is our weekly trip to the two stations in our area and although the number of people searching through these items has easily tripled we still came home with usable stuff. Most of our clothes and all my shop rags come fr...

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