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Old 02-12-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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I made it

Today's my first official day of ER.

Woke up at normal 5:00 am for work. Made and drank my coffee. Realized I wasn't going anywhere, so made another pot... So as I type, I've got a pretty serious buzz going.

Got to improve on my ER planning for tomorrow

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Old 02-12-2007, 10:51 AM   #2
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Got to improve on my ER planning for tomorrow
Nice thing about it is you can keep w*rking on it 'till you get it right.

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Old 02-12-2007, 12:04 PM   #3
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Congratulations! Can't wait for my turn.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:44 PM   #4
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Congrats! I've been at this retirement stuff for 43 days now, and the best thing about it is that I don't have to plan anything if I don't want to! I started removing the wallpaper from the kitchen last week, and maybe I'll work on it tomorrow, and maybe I won't. We're supposed to get a snow storm tomorrow, so it might be a good day to stay in and scrape wallpaper...or not!
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:56 PM   #5
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So far I've had a serious talk with the family dog. Let him know I'd be around alot more now. His sleeping habits are under review and will likely be changing to better match mine.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:00 PM   #6
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Congrats ! Took me awhile to get in the retirement swing but I'm sure you'll master it !
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:10 PM   #7
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HelpMeRhonda, that's great! Enjoy the day, and all that follow. Monday's a great choice for first day, too. Imagine the millions dragging into work feeling Monday while you were enjoying the second pot.

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Old 02-12-2007, 02:42 PM   #8
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Yay for you!!!
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:14 PM   #9
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Don't overdose on your first day!

enjoy and congrats!

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Old 02-12-2007, 04:28 PM   #10
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Congratulations Rhonda! It's a GREAT day to ER! Better explain to the dog!
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Congrats on making it to your goal Rhonda. You can now enjoy everyday for the rest of your life, knowing that it's yours to decide how you will spend it.
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:07 PM   #12
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That's pretty funny...."got to improve on ER planning".
Sounds like you have a pretty good understanding of what it is you're not supposed to be doing all day. Congratulations by the way! Enjoy.
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:24 PM   #13
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Thanks All.... I've been a very active lurker for several months. On occasion I voiced an opinion on something. I remember finding this forum by Googling " Retirement"

While in my heart I think I knew it was time to pull the plug, it was this forum that pushed me to action. My appreciation goes out to all.

We all have our own stories. Sometimes I find myself strongly agreeing, sometimes strongly dis-agreeing, with the theme of a thread.

But I've always appreciated the humor of many posts.

On occasion I hope you can tolerate my input...
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:09 PM   #14
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Hey good for you. Today all the oldie moldies talked about retirement while the newbies grumbled!!!
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:53 PM   #15
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Another nice thing about being at home and drinking two pots of coffee....no one complaining about your walking the halls for coffee and bathroom breaks.

And congrats on your retirement.
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Wish I were you! Enjoy it, you have earned it.
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