Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

mid fifties and fatigued

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • mid fifties and fatigued

    Ok i knew as i got older i would have less energy but this year seem to be dragging too much.At such a tender age. I drive by a builder whom is 73 and going strong working everyday. Heard on the radio the other day that people need to plan on working into thier 70s and even 80 to have a decent retirement- what is up with that?.

  • #2
    Re: mid fifties and fatigued

    Keep the weight and stress up and you shouldn't have to worry about it.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: mid fifties and fatigued

      Monster Khaos.
      "First we finish the game, then we’ll deal with the Armada!"

      Sir Frances Drake

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: mid fifties and fatigued

        I'm 75 and going back to work, build one more any way, building gets into your blood and being productive is a hard habit to break, especially seeing other people my age dying off and floating around on cruise ships. I thought I'd finish off life doing expert witness work in construction, but it's frustrating seeing all the stupid thing contractors do and their gullibility accepting anything material manufacturers claim for their products. I do have to say that I put the tools down at age 25 though,

        I worked for a contractor once who continued working until his 90s even though he was quite wealthy, he actually made his money in real estate, hated real estate but loved building, his advice was to do both, make your money in real estate but build for self-satisfaction and enjoyment in life. He was an old Oakie who came to California in the 20s (before the Dust Bowl migration) to escape poverty, when his wife died in his 70s he went back to Oklahoma, remarried and brought home a gal he dated on a bicycle before the turn of the 20th century, he outlived her as well. One of my heros is Oscar Neimeyer, a fantastic architect still working at 103, he remarried at 99 after his first wife's death, in 1969 I made a pilgrimage to Rio and Brasilia to see his work, this in spite of the fact that Niemeyer is an active Communist, and I despise Communists, Socialists, and Democrats, it's ironic that a Communist has remained so productive, I was talking to my cigar roller who escaped from prison to escape Communism in Cuba, I asked about Cuba and the potential of normalization of relations, he said that his people have become so lazy under Communism that it will take generations to restore the work ethic even if they renounce Communism, and here is a Communist still working at 103!
        Last edited by Dick Seibert; 06-24-2011, 01:00 PM.
        You will ask what goal the U.S. is pursuing? .... their external debt is huge, and ruining other countries is their customary method. Even ownership of the global 'printing press' is no longer helping. Nor is full control over NATO, None of that if enough for the 21st century colonizers. They don't just need to preserve the dollar as the only global currency but also to get their hands on the economic wealth of other large powers and regions. - Sergei Naryshkin

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: mid fifties and fatigued

          could be low T
          Tom

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: mid fifties and fatigued

            You Rock Mr Seibert. I have a good friend in his early 80s still goes to his office and pratices estate law. He is getting some frail ness but his mind is so sharp. I too think i'd rather die with my boots on building something or planting trees and bushes or gardens. Might just have to go to shorter days but keeping going seems to be what makes a charmed life.
            Oh the 73 year old was shingling on a windy day acouple years ago and the wind caught him while he was carting a bundle. As he was about to fall off her dropped the bundle running off the roof landed got back up the ladder and back to work... He looks like he should be in his 40s i look like i should be in my late 60s

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: mid fifties and fatigued

              Add a B complex vitamin to your diet.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: mid fifties and fatigued

                Originally posted by Albion View Post
                Heard on the radio the other day that people need to plan on working into thier 70s and even 80 to have a decent retirement- what is up with that?.
                Otherwise you have to persuade people to grow your food for you.

                Seriously, if you think you're dragging to much, talk to a doctor about it. Some surprising things can contribute to that, and a lot of them have little to do with age. For me, a naturopathic doctor has been more helpful that a traditional one.
                Bailer Hill Construction, Inc. - Friday Harbor, WA
                Website - Facebook

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: mid fifties and fatigued

                  Naw, the secret to a long, healthy, and happy life is to stay away from doctors and lawyers (and make a lot of money).
                  You will ask what goal the U.S. is pursuing? .... their external debt is huge, and ruining other countries is their customary method. Even ownership of the global 'printing press' is no longer helping. Nor is full control over NATO, None of that if enough for the 21st century colonizers. They don't just need to preserve the dollar as the only global currency but also to get their hands on the economic wealth of other large powers and regions. - Sergei Naryshkin

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: mid fifties and fatigued

                    Ah, the new Body Science category here....sweet.

                    How do you guys keep your feet from getting all cracked on the bottom?
                    Portland Renovations, Inc.
                    www.portlandrenovations.com

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: mid fifties and fatigued

                      My father retired from construction afer 30 years; could not stand be retired so he went and bought a farm at age 70, he is now 75.
                      Build it Energy Efficient

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: mid fifties and fatigued

                        Dutch, sounds like you've been crouching in the dumpster on overnight ambush duty too much...
                        Bailer Hill Construction, Inc. - Friday Harbor, WA
                        Website - Facebook

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: mid fifties and fatigued

                          Originally posted by Jay Rodewald View Post
                          My father retired from construction afer 30 years; could not stand be retired so he went and bought a farm at age 70, he is now 75.
                          Now that's a guy that's got the Mojo.
                          "First we finish the game, then we’ll deal with the Armada!"

                          Sir Frances Drake

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: mid fifties and fatigued

                            My dad (a retired licensed builder/engineer who is now in his 80's) called me a couple of months ago saying he wanted to borrow a nailer, a saw, and an assortment of other tools because he wanted to build a deck. I told him to let me send some guys over there to do it and he wouldn't have anything to do with that. He wanted to know if I thought he was getting to old to do it himself. lol

                            Even though I love framing, I haven't put on a tool belt since 1990. Didn't have the time to enjoy it with all the responsibilities of running a construction company. No one told me when I was young that building houses would mean spending a lot of time with customers, lawyers, accountants, financial planners, planning and zoning commissions and bankers. lol
                            It is a simple matter of being patient. I do patience very well, except for the waiting part. That's the one aspect of patience that still bites me.

                            I'm not saying I'm Superman. What I'm saying is no one has ever seen me and Superman in the same room together.

                            ParkWest Homes LLC
                            Working Man Online Store
                            Living Healthy

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: mid fifties and fatigued

                              OK, I'm now 60 but mentally I am still 25. I swear I can't believe I am 60, I don't feel that old. But I for sure can't do what I could 30-40 years ago, you do notice a drop in energy as you age. I'm on jobs a good portion of the day in high humid 100 degree heat, I am very tired at night. I think a lot of it is mental, I've always had a very positive attitude about life. I've sold 3 homes this month, 2 are customs I am starting along with another spec or two. I don't have time to be fatigued. I'll probably never retire, I really enjoy building houses.
                              ============================================

                              Twitter

                              Houzz

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X