Welcome to the board and welcome to retirement. I've been off payroll for 4.5 years and have no trouble filling the days. I find that I dislike schedules now more than ever, though.
2 GSDs in residence now, known on the board as The Barker Sisters II; and Barker the Elder the 2nd and Barker the Younger the 2nd. 8+ & 4+. We share plenty of silly dog, stupid handler stories here.