I got layed off 4 wks ago and it hit pretty hard, especially when you hit the job market and see what isn't on offer to those more mature unemployed. Rather than let it depress me I started looking at "do I really want to go back to work?" and it hit me like a brick "I DON'T! and more importantly with a bit of financial tweeking and redeployment of resources I don't need too........... hello retirement First thing we did was look for a "seachange" we looked around Rhyll on Phillip Island but couldn't find what we wanted for what we wanted to pay, (much to my sons disgust as he was thinking cheap digs for GP and Supers) We finally settled on a place at Paynesville, 5 minutes walk to the town and one and only pub, 20km from the Great Alpine Rd, and 17 km from the start of the Barry Sheene GP run, and 5 minutes to the boat ramp, we have also put a deposit down on a 21' Trailer Sailer for a bit of fun on the lakes.. So in 30 days we will say goodbye to Beigewick and Hello retirement in Gippsland... I am so fcuking looking forward to this, reckon I might rename the boat, "Sideshow Bob"