A very strange Sunday night.

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 20:33
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I haven’t had my heart in my work since returning to work after the Christmas break. Been doing some contract work for a grazier since January but just can’t get into it. Had enough of it all last Tuesday and got the son to come out and take over.

My wife has had some bad news from the doctors and has knocked the wind out of our sails. So it’s time to give it away. Since early January I ve driven to Tambo every Sunday night to go back to work. Not this Sunday.

I have retired. That’s it. Over. Spent the whole weekend with all my grandkids. My eldest daughter is home from London for a few weeks. The first time we have all been together for 7 years.

Booking the Kedron in to get checked over. Get the Toyota serviced and we are out of here.

I have retired 3 times in the last four years but my heart knows this is it. Especially with mum being crook.

Soooo. When you fellas past a cruiser ute towing a Kedron van make sure you all wave. I’ll be the fella with the biggest smile waving back.

Cheers Greg.

Ps. And thanks everyone for reading this. It’s a very special Sunday night for me.
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Reply By: ChrisVal7 - Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 21:26

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 21:26
Well Greg, I am delighted you have made a quality of life decision and that it clearly feels right for you. I am sorry though that there is other news which was not so positive. I am sure you will cope with what needs to be coped with, and you will enjoy the journey.

As a fellow Kedron owner, I know you will be doing it in style.
Chris
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Reply By: Supersi - Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 21:54

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 21:54
Well done!
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 22:24

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 22:24
Greg, enjoy the time with family, enjoy your retirement, and most of all best wishes to your wife, yourself, and family for her recovery from whatever life has thrown her way.
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 22:31

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 22:31
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Good for you Greg. Hope all goes well for your wife.

Only problem.... no more public holidays on pay!!!! lol
Cheers
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 23:28

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 at 23:28
It's a good feeling to retire, Greg, as long as you want too. Enjoy it all, every day is special.

I retired 10 years ago, and have been working ever since. But I can always fit a desert trip or two in each year.

Bob

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Reply By: duck - Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 08:18

Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 08:18
Good on you, & I hope mum gets well soon
It’s hard to fully retire, I retired 2 years ago, but I'm working again & I'm going to give it a try again soon & head off at the end of April to do the North West again & back the Tanami, Simpson & back to the south coast of NSW. so I will keep an eye open for you, but I will probably waving to a lot of Cruiser ute's towing a Kedron’s, I'll be in the "Turtle" Isuzu NPS300 with the slide on I built
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 08:42

Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 08:42
Good luck Greg...

We call it "graduating from work..."

We re-entered the "classroom of life" a couple of years ago, where an education is guaranteed and all that is needed is an open mind.

Enjoy...!

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Reply By: baznpud - Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 11:04

Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 11:04
Congratulations on your retirement Greg, we both retired 15 years ago this coming June, and haven't regretted one second of it, time is your own to do what you want.
All the best, and enjoy.
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Reply By: Member - David & Kerry W - Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 18:31

Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 18:31
G'day Greg'
18 years ago I resigned, retire to me means go to bed!
Best of luck for all your travels. Hope your ills disappear over the horizon for you, wife and whole family.
Travel safe.
Cheers, David and Kerry.































































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Reply By: Greg J1 - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 18:32

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 18:32
Thanks for everybody’s support. Just a bit bogged down here at the moment for a more detailed reply.

Cheers Greg
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