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Old 12-26-2014, 08:17 AM   #15
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Congratulations!

I'm closing in on my 2 year retirement anniversary in February. No regrets.

We keep very busy since retirement with travel, projects, and social activities. In looking back, I'm not sure how I had time for work with how busy we are these days.

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Old 12-26-2014, 08:19 AM   #16
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:48 AM   #17
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Yesterday was my last day at work, I'm now retired. Feels pretty good but might take a few weeks to adjust and unwind. I think I will be able to guts it out though. A little snowmobiling then see you in Arizona in March. Jim

WOW! Jimmy, ole Santa was good to you for sure! Enjoy!
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:50 AM   #18
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Congratulations on the retirement! Never be able to top this Christmas gift.
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:34 PM   #19
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Been retired for 9+ years and never wanted to go back. Have not been able to full time as I have a younger bride. Ha ha. We take care of our 2 GC 2 days a week, but will start traveling more after June of 2015. Enjoy your "do whatever you want" 365 day vacation.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:11 PM   #20
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Congrats, it will take you more than a few weeks to get used to it. First it will feel like a long vacation, and soon you will realize you don't have to be anywhere except where you want to be...That's when you relax and it gets fun.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:41 PM   #21
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Congratulations, have fun and enjoy the new chapter in your life!
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:58 PM   #22
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I hope you have a long and great retirement.

I still dream of being at work (retired 3 years in April) but it sure is nice to wake up and realize I'm not at work and I don't have to go there anymore!!
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:06 PM   #23
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Larry, I have those dreams too...it's always a big decision I have to make or problem I have to take care of, and it's great when you wake up and realize it's just a dream and somebody else's problem. It make the whole day brighter.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:30 PM   #24
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I hope your retirement turns out better than mine. Little over 2 years ago I was forced into retirement at 57. We had to leave the SB and go full time in our MH. We have been on the road moving from campground to campground seeing this great country and meeting many wonderful people, and a few stinkers. We don't have to worry about getting up early and dragging our self in to work. We do what we want when we want as long as the money or beer doesn't run out! And if it does we just set back and wait for the next pension check to come in and we start over. I am forced to do yard work once or twice a week I go out and pick up the rug in front of the steps shake it out and put it back down, then back to my beer. I hope the pressure doesn't get to me. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Just dont let the pressure get to you.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:30 PM   #25
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Congratulations! I retired from working for a fortune 500 company 18 months ago. My wife runs a food distribution business so now I'm helping her build that business so we both can fully retire in a couple more years!

I remember when my first pension check hit the bank! I was out on Lake Michigan salmon fishing when my wife sent me a text telling me the check hit the bank. I cracked open a beer and couldn't get the smile off my face all day!
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:24 PM   #26
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My company overreacted over economic conditions in 2008, and retired everyone 55+ years old. Some never prepared themselves mentally, physically and fiscally for early retirement. I had been ready to hang it up for years.

I still have to work on handling my personal business. When you have a decent 401K, every investment company and stock broker is going to blitz you with marketing letters, etc. But now, my office is in my bed--not sitting in an office with people I don't to be around. It does take awhile to get to where you can leave when you want to leave.

We had a daughter late in life, and she is a single mother with 2 little kids. Unfortunately, we can only leave for our RV a week at a time at this point in our life.

If I lived as far north as you, I'd be heading south in November and flying home for Christmas. And have a great time on the road.
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Hi ALL,
My dear DW and I retired 19 months ago and have LOVED every minute of it and like others have said I really don't know how we had time to work.I really would like to travel more but we still have the S&B and all that up keep so we will probably sell out in a couple of years and decide then what we will do.Congrats.On your retirement and I hope you have many years to do nothing but play.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:37 AM   #28
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Thanks for all the good advice. Been good so far, I even cut 2 things off that long Honey-Do list. Got a couple things lined up to do during the week that I couldn't do while working, feels great. Jim.
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