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Old 11-07-2008, 09:42 PM   #21
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I retired almost 4 years ago; 2 unopened boxes from work sitting in the spare bedroom.
It's been almost two years for me...and just last week, I finally opened my two boxes in the spare bedroom closet and tossed about 90% of the contents of those boxes!

Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. In the current economic environment, I think we all are a little wary about the next shoe to drop, but it sounds like you have a good plan in place. Welcome to the forum!
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:34 AM   #22
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That's good advice on not bringing much home. It's hard, though, as they are memorabilia as well as in someway a measure of my accomplishments.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:56 AM   #23
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This is it - my last day! I'm currently cleaning my desk (literally - it's dusty). They are throwing me a party this afternoon and then I will be done.

Whoo hoo! I will post again after a few weeks and let you know if this has sunk in yet.

Thanks for all the information and encouragement from this site. I've had some doubtful moments when I needed to see that others are happy doing what I've envisioned.

I feel like I'm back in grade school at the last day before summer vacation.

Grinning uncontrollably.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:23 AM   #24
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NRFP,
Let me add my congratulations as well. It is so encouraging for those of us that are still working toward FIRE to read about your success and almost feel the excitement in a near real-time manor.
I'd love to read of your impressions about ER during your first few weeks and months. Please keep those posts comming.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:28 AM   #25
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Grinning uncontrollably.
Yeah, the only bad thing about retiring is you have lot of trouble with uncontrollable facial expressions at the most inappropriate times. But not to worry, after a few months the problem will begin to gradually improve.
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Yeah, the only bad thing about retiring is you have lot of trouble with uncontrollable facial expressions at the most inappropriate times. But not to worry, after a few months the problem will begin to gradually improve.
Yeah, because there won't be any more inappropriate times...
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