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Old 05-20-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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Thank you all--I have lurked here for about 10 years plotting my ER and the your advice has been incredible!

A buyout was announced at work and I am taking it. OMY syndrome is over. At first, I had a few second thoughts, but no longer. My last day of work is June 13th! DH will continue to work for about another year or so . I am 52 with twin children who are just finishing 7th grade. This is going to be a great summer!
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:03 PM   #2
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:24 PM   #3
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Congrats! Way to go out with a bang.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:27 AM   #4
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Well done, OP.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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Congratulations ! Freedom is a terrible thing to waste. I'm glad it all worked out for you.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
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A big congratulations to you!
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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Congrats! Let the good times roll.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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Congrats JWA...I also have twin boys finishing up 3rd grade. Plan is to retire either in 2018 or 2020.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:45 PM   #9
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Welcome to the club. Technically I'm not retired until June 2, but am on terminal leave (vacation) since last month. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have so far.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #13
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Thank you everyone. I keep getting happier and happier each day! I didn't quite realize how toxic work had become for me. Only 7 more working days!
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