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Old 02-16-2010, 09:28 AM   #21
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Congratulations geerman and mrpd on your recent retirements. It has only been 3 weeks since I RE'ed and since then we have moved from Louisiana back to Texas to be close to the kids.

Life is racing by with so much to do - I also have not settled down from cloud 9. I e-mailed a couple of friends today apologizing for not contacting them sooner as I'd promised to meet up for lunch or dinner.

We now have all the dates set for 3 extended vacations this year and have booked accommodations etc.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:07 PM   #22
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W2R, I used to be up at 4:15 a.m. to prepare for my 12 hour work days and in bed by 10:00. Since retirement in October I have been getting up at 8-9 and staying up till 12:30-2:00 a.m. I am finally starting to settle into an earlier bedtime schedule to get something done during the day from my long to-do list.

Alan, congrats to you too. Where are you going on those vacations? We are thinking Hawaii (Oahu/Big Island) next month, probably a Carib cruise/Florida sightseeing trip after that, then Texas to visit relatives. In the planning stages...
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:13 AM   #23
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Alan, congrats to you too. Where are you going on those vacations? We are thinking Hawaii (Oahu/Big Island) next month, probably a Carib cruise/Florida sightseeing trip after that, then Texas to visit relatives. In the planning stages...
We plan on spending the month of May in Colorado - we have a house rented in Salida.

July 3rd we are flying to England for 6 weeks. 2 of those weeks will be at York University for the Yorkshire Genealogy conference, the rest will be travelling around the country via train visiting relatives and friends plus some fun stuff for us including a few days in London.

In September we have 4 - 6 weeks in Canada including a big family re-union of DW's relatives who coming in from various locations in Canada, England, Scotland and Germany. Half of the time will be in 3 locations, Niagara on the Lake, Toronto, and Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. We will driving up from Texas visiting friends on the way up and back.
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However, getting up earlier hasn't been a serious enough wish to inspire me to set my alarm.
One of my "retirement dreams" was to take a huge wooden mallet and smash the alarm clock. DW persuaded me to restrain my destructive impulses. Plus she said I'd have to buy a new nightstand if I scratched it.
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One of my "retirement dreams" was to take a huge wooden mallet and smash the alarm clock. DW persuaded me to restrain my destructive impulses. Plus she said I'd have to buy a new nightstand if I scratched it.
I was going to throw mine into Lake Ponchartrain. But then, it occurred to me that sometimes I might want to get up early to do something fun. So far, in over 3 months I have used it ONCE - - when Frank said he would pick me up at 9 AM to head north on a day trip, back in December.
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