If I could, I would hang up my shingle and stick to local lot or boundary surveys. I love that stuff. My only issue is that I'm concerned I'm a poor businessman. I might be willing to work for someone else, too, but I have worked enough at the government job I'm at now to get my maximum pension, so it's not worth it for me to stay here now that I get Medicare.
You enjoy your second life Tom. I'll always remember that trip to Colorado where we all met. Remember the stones in front of the Outback. Man, that was a long time ago. Most of that group doesn't post that much anymore. Guess we are getting older. This forum is a lot tamer than the wild west days!
Tom, seriously consider buying a "Sunny Rowing Machine", $80 @ Amazon. It's a low impact isometric thingy that will really stretch and tone the old muscles everywhere in your body. I use it about 15 minutes a day since I bought it in January. It's simple to use and will eliminate or reduce a beer gut. Went from 188 to 164 in 7 months no diet. Also it will slowly decrease your blood pressure. 😎
in State service we call it working for free, when pension take home equals paycheck take home. I'm not there yet. California has a lady in her 90s who has been working since the 1940s, she is working for less than free because she has no cap. My cap is 80% but I didn't start early enough to get that. Cops and Fire Fighters max at 90% which they can attain by 50 in most cases. When we watched Emergency the Battalion Chief was usually a grizzled white haired old FF but most of the ones I encounter now look like kids, mid 30s.