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Old 05-04-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I have been reading this site for a few days and decided to join. My husband and I are in our mid 40s and have recently started to get serious about retiring sometime before we turn 60. I look foward to feedback from this group as we develop our game plan.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:19 PM   #3
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:20 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard. You're starting plenty early to reach your goals and I hope you find this site as valuable a resource as I have over the years...
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:38 PM   #5
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Another Duck!!! Welcome.

Yes, now is the time to develop a plan.. and then implement same. You won't find a nicer, smarter, collection of folks to help you along the way.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:49 PM   #6
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Welcome. We have relatives in Oregon and travel through Portland at least three times a year. Love the city - love the state.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:10 PM   #7
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Which was the last McMinnamin's you were in?

Welcome to the forum . Come back and name drop lots of place names to feed a nostalgic ex-pat . When I first moved to virginia I thought I was going to have to have air shipped to me.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:14 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum from another Northwesterner!

My Bro & family live in Lake Oswego, not far from you.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:50 PM   #9
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Welcome! Our DD graduates from Lewis & Clark on Sunday - we're headed that way tomorrow. We love everything about Portland except the clouds/drizzle (which looks like the forecast for Sunday - guess commencement will be in the gym).
In any case, we are all here to help each other, so happy to have you on board.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:41 PM   #10
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Hey, drizzle is otherwise known as "Californian repellent".

In all honestly we all complain about the number of cloudy days and rain but after considering what others have had to deal with those showers are God's blessing.
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Hey, drizzle is otherwise known as "Californian repellent".

In all honestly we all complain about the number of cloudy days and rain but after considering what others have had to deal with those showers are God's blessing.

My parents (when kicking our a$$e$ outside) called it "liquid sunshine".

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Old 05-06-2011, 08:15 PM   #14
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welcome aboard.
we hope to retire (soon!) & move from ca to our property just south of eugene in cottage grove. we travel all over the western third of oregon a few times a year & LOVE it up there!
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Hey, drizzle is otherwise known as "Californian repellent".
And thanks to our friends in the Northwest for taking our Northern California drizzle for 6 months/year so that we can have uninterrupted sunshine. (Or maybe I should thank the Jet Stream.)
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