Thanks for all the welcomes.
DH and I have both attended the official state retirement info session for folks thinking about it. We got advice there, the low-down, print-outs on what we will bring home if we retired that day, the next year, in two years, etc. (I was a little disappointed in what we will bring home, but we can make it).
The real kicker is the insurance. Once we retire, health insurance will run us about $560 each through the AR Teacher Retirement System. I plan to shop around, but since everybody i know has stuck with the state plan, I figure it may well be the best deal.
To be honest, I am in the library. That is way different from being in the classroom. So, after 31 years, i am not burned out. My DH is in the classroom. He, on the other hand, has had enough. He has made it longer than I would have!
I am still teetering. Last night I found the thread about What I Did Today
. No matter how much I still like my job, that thread sounds like even more fun.
My retired friends tell me i will just know
when it is time. They swear this is true. I sure hope so.