Tripped across an interesting phenomena this morning while shopping.
When a clerk asks why you're smiling, telling them you just retired gets a congratulations, followed by an awareness of how long it will be for them and then they get kinda grumpy!
I think I will have to come up with a different story..
Something about going sailing should work!
After so many years of working and being gone for long periods of time, it will be strange to be home 24/7. Most FF's work rotating 24 hour shifts that average out to 240+ hours a month. Add in the 400-500 hours of OT each year and I was gone alot. Sure hope the wife is ready for me being underfoot all the time!