We've been discussing how to do things once OH's retired....whether to just go with the flow and see how we feel each day, or have firm plans of things to get on with. OH does feel that it will be nice not to have his days structured, after 51 years of work routines, I can see that will be attractive. But I think we both work much better with some sort of routine.
Of course, it won't really be workable having a strict day by day plan, especially since most of OH's jobs will be outside ones.....if it's bad weather then he won't be doing stuff outside. And we may well get up in the morning and think "I can't be bothered with that today, my back aches" - after all, we're not getting any younger!
We've decided to have a sort of compromise between structure and free 'n' easy. Each week I will write two lists - one of things that we really want or need done that week, the other of less important jobs that we could do, but won't matter if we don't. The idea will be that we make every effort to do all the important stuff for that week. Then we can choose to do stuff from List 2, or not - we might want an extra day out, for example, if it's good weather.
We're definitely going to have at least one day out each week. We've lived in this beautiful county of Somerset for 7 years now, and there are still many parts of it we haven't visited - it is a big county. So much to look forward to!