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Old 01-22-2013, 07:04 PM   #15
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I retired at 51 in 1998, but kept doing IT contract work because my wife couldn't retire. Now she can, but is fighting some kind of illness and the Dr's can't figure out what's going on. On short term disability for another 4 months. I find a job is a good way to escape the house for a while!!
The main thing holding up really retiring is the 13 yr old grandson we're raising. Can't really go full time and neither of us wants to do home schooling.

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Old 01-23-2013, 03:20 AM   #16
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Well, congrats is in order! However, what is this "retirement" you guys speak so freely about?

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Old 01-23-2013, 03:29 AM   #17
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I am into my last year. Will retire about Dec 12, aged 62, after being behind a school desk (one side or the other) since I turned five. May do relief teaching for six months or so to build a bit more savings but looking forward to playing golf and visiting our many wineries.
Let me know if you run into any problems, Dale so I can avoid them!
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:30 AM   #18
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Congrats to you, DaleM and others, on your retirements. I am on my own countdown, too. After 31 years in the nuclear energy business I have my sights set on a retirement between now and June 1st. We are on the wait list for the WIT caravan to Alaska ...
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:58 AM   #19
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OK...this topic is FALSE ADVERTISING!

It was 2 days ago you had 40 days...now it is 38 days.

Can you tell I'm jealous?
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:54 AM   #20
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Congrads Dale !!! Don't blow my doors off in your DP when you pass us in our little 350 chevy....
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:26 AM   #21
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:56 AM   #22
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Congratulations...I retired 3 1/2-years ago at 55...I can't say enough about not having to be at work every morning...it took me two years just to calm down enough to enjoy my mornings without "feeling" as if I were playing hooky...
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:01 AM   #23
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Dale, Enjoy your long earned retirement! We want to follow your excellent example!
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #24
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Congratulations on the retirement.. I have bin out 1 yr now it is great
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #25
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76 days here. I know I can do it, I know I can do it....
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:24 PM   #26
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Been retired 10 years and will be turning 65 in Feb. Hated work, love retirement, best time in life. Keep busy so that the "W" word never is in your vocabulary again.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:41 PM   #27
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Congratulations Dale. It'll take you a few weeks to realize that you're not on vacation and you don't have to go back. I retired back in `07 for 2 years. It took me 2 weeks to get over that feeling of being on vacation. I got bored and went back to work. Around Thanksgiving I finally realized I must be some kind of nut job. now I am 22 days into retirement once again. I honestly don't know how I had time to work. We're full time (have been since May `08) so we're sitting in Phoenix, AZ having my DW's wife repaired at Laser Spine Institute. 1 week after surgery and success can be reported. Now we can do what we want, when we want.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:48 PM   #28
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Congrats. I am retired as of April 30th as my job will be moved to the Internet. I turn 60 the next month. Two houses up for sale, my dgf has sold her company and we hope to be wheels DOWN by June 1st. Cannot wait. Dealing with short-timer's a#%, as they say. Good luck.

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