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Old 06-17-2019, 10:40 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I've enjoyed lurking on this board the past several years. After a couple OMYs, I took the plunge. June 6th was my last day at Megacorp. DH and I took an early flight on the 7th to visit DD and SIL and just returned late last night. Today feels like my first true day of retirement. Started off with a yoga class in the mid-morning, such luxury! I'm 58 and DH is 62 (he's retiring at the end of the month). Thanks to all of you who post regularly. I learned a lot from you!

Driving out of the parking garage at megacorp on the last day, "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay!" popped into my head. Perfecto!
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:30 AM   #2
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Welcome.......a toast to the first "free" day of the rest of your life!
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:13 AM   #3
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Yes, it feels like that, but for me the song was "Already Gone" by the Eagles.
You hit D-Day; that's a good fit.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:17 AM   #4
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I remember my last day of High school, and riding around with a freind who had a really loud car audio system. We had Alice Cooper's "Schools out" cranked up, and I can imagine that my last day at MegaCorp will be similar....congrats on finally FIRE-ING !
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:33 AM   #5
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Congratulations and welcome to the best part of your life.
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Yay! Congratulations. IMHO it only gets better. Happy days ahead!
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:23 AM   #7
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There is a serious downside that you need to be aware of. At some point in the next few months you will slowly but consistently forget what day of the week it is. This can be traumatic for some. Also, holidays that occur on Mondays or Fridays will have less meaning in your life.
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Congrats, when I got in the pickup, "Time for Me to Fly" by REO Speedwagon came on!
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:41 AM   #9
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Woo-hoo!! Welcome to the 06/06 (D-day) club. Just past the five year mark.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:46 AM   #10
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Welcome. I'm glad you decided to de-lurk. Congratulations on your retirement.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:45 AM   #11
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Congrats on your retirement!!
It was a journey to be end sooner or later but you did it with a great joy!!
Life is only better from now and on!!
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:19 AM   #12
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Regarding cbo111, " At some point in the next few months you will slowly but consistently forget what day of the week it is."
How true this rings. I'm constantly unaware of the day of the week. I do know the odd days of the week as that's when we are allowed to water, lol.
Congrats on your retirement.

Enjoy ....
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:37 AM   #13
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Congrats! I remember that first day like it was yesterday, and it was awesome!

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I remember my last day of High school, and riding around with a freind who had a really loud car audio system. We had Alice Cooper's "Schools out" cranked up, and I can imagine that my last day at MegaCorp will be similar....congrats on finally FIRE-ING !
I tell people that being FIREd is similar to being out of school in the summer...except you don't have to go home when the sun goes down!
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Nice, congrats and enjoy!

If I could choose my handle again, I'd use Saul Goodman. Until I started watching Better Call Saul a few months ago, I didn't realize he came up with that name from "(It')s all good, man".
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:15 PM   #15
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Regarding cbo111, " At some point in the next few months you will slowly but consistently forget what day of the week it is."
How true this rings. I'm constantly unaware of the day of the week. I do know the odd days of the week as that's when we are allowed to water, lol.
Congrats on your retirement.

Enjoy ....
My dad sure has embraced this idea. He’s been retired for a few years now and he went to the doctor the other day. As part of a screening test they asked my dad “Do you know what day of the week it is?” My dad responded “Sure, it’s the day before trash day.” Lol, the nurse actually scolded him and said he needed to cooperate and answer her questions.
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https://youtu.be/pa98yttfhMY

I can't wait to be in your shoes! I am thinking "Free Falling" by Tom Petty as I drive away

edit: Tried to put the video clip in directly like some of you guys, not sure how...
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well done, it is really good.
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:30 AM   #18
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There is a serious downside that you need to be aware of. At some point in the next few months you will slowly but consistently forget what day of the week it is. This can be traumatic for some. Also, holidays that occur on Mondays or Fridays will have less meaning in your life.

Just as traumatic; Fridays will no longer hold that special quality as when w0rking. I do most of my running around outside of the weekend now.

However, there is something special about back to back, perpetual 7 day weekends.
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Just as traumatic; Fridays will no longer hold that special quality
I distinctly remember the first what-would-have-been long holiday weekend after I retired. For a few moments, I realized I missed that deep feeling of relief and joy a the prospect of 3 days off.

But, I never have to feel the other side of that - the sunday night dread - again either, so that's a trade I'm happy to have made!

And yeah all these 'every day will be saturday!' - nah, at least once a week you or your partner will say something like 'it's thursday today right?' and weekends are when you avoid the stores if you can help it.
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Yep, weekends are for the rookie's. Lol I don't do many if any outdoor activities on weekends but wait till week days to have it all to myself.
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