Retirement is the life for me. Perhaps I would feel differently if I had not worked such a physically demanding job for so many years. I feel like I have paid my dues in life, and my leisure years have all been well earned. I guess I can’t say I am 100% fully retired, because unofficially I do some “advising” work for a couple of local real estate agents, and I also like to help me neighbors when I can. These aren’t really jobs, though, they are just ways to help me have fun and enjoy my retirement. My neighbors know to bring a pie or a cake with them when they ask me to look at their air conditioners. During the winter, bring me a thermos of hot chocolate if you need my expert opinion on your heater. I do HVAC work for very cheap, but only if I already know you, I don’t just drive around helping everyone for free. Those real estate agents hire me to assess and advise them on the heating and cooling systems in their rentals. They know they can trust my opinion, so they always use my advice when dealing with other HVAC contractors to make sure they aren’t getting ripped off. They know if I say it’s just a quick ductwork fix that they can take that to the bank. These guys pay me in cash, off the books, got my AC consulting duties, and it’s a nice way to earn a little walking around money, and keep doing what I love to do.