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Old 07-16-2017, 09:12 PM   #21
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Both milestones are great - retiring and launching the kid.

I've got quite a few years before my kids are launched... a freshman and Jr. in high school...
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:23 PM   #22
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Big day at the USG household. Last week I signed off on my last magacorp paycheck. Paid time off ended up running to July 5 which was very cool - I got paid for the Independence Day holiday and don't have to start COBRA until August. But that's it for my w*rk income!

The bigger event was that DS#1, who graduated from college in May, left for his first full-time job. He's moving about 3 hours way, so is still in the area. But it is quite an adjustment for DW and I.

A ton of mixed feelings - he's launched on a great job, but leaving us, but will save us a bunch of money, but leaving us, but is a successful young man, but leaving us, but...

I'm sure all you parents out there get it.

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I get it, my son asked me for a knife a while ago, as I handed it to him I told him"OK papa, Be careful its sharp" He told me OK pop." He is 33 .
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:41 AM   #23
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Big day at the USG household. Last week I signed off on my last magacorp paycheck. Paid time off ended up running to July 5 which was very cool - I got paid for the Independence Day holiday and don't have to start COBRA until August. But that's it for my w*rk income!

The bigger event was that DS#1, who graduated from college in May, left for his first full-time job. He's moving about 3 hours way, so is still in the area. But it is quite an adjustment for DW and I.

A ton of mixed feelings - he's launched on a great job, but leaving us, but will save us a bunch of money, but leaving us, but is a successful young man, but leaving us, but...

I'm sure all you parents out there get it.

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I'm there. DD graduated college in May. She is in Melbourne Aus for an internship. DS is progressing well in the USMC. Don't know how but they have both turned out fine.

Good luck USG
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:13 AM   #24
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Congrats on getting DS launched. Enjoy it while he's only 3 hours away - we had that privilege when our DS first graduated (both kids went to college thousands of miles away and DD has never moved any closer). Unfortunately for us, DS is now in grad school in Atlanta, so we're back to a really empty nest.
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I'm sure all you parents out there get it.
No kids here, but even I realized it after I changed positions with my employer, moving from an outside job with some hazards to an inside job with virtually no hazards other than getting paper cuts.

Mom was so relieved!

I realized then that, to her, I would in some ways always be five years old.
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