Howsoever, I have found a few things that are not such good things. The first was that now I am expected to be the house husband. Keeping up with the chores that use to be spread around a bit. The second thing is that learning to budget on a once a month pay check is not the easiest transition to learn. The third thing I learned is that now my entire family has found so many projects for me to do that my relaxing time is limited to the last 2 hours of the day.
My experience has shown some new light on the idea of "retirement", be sure you do not leave out these things I have mentioned today. The surprises are good and probably will continue to show up every day.