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Old 07-29-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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After one last long day (even a little overtime) I am officially retired!

More later, too tired, but I made it!
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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Congratulations! I'd say have a great weekend, but seems it's all weekends from here on out.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:16 PM   #3
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Congratulations and thanks for sharing the good news.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:26 PM   #4
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Congrats. Get some rest!
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:51 AM   #5
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Well done Paddy, you have managed to endure until the race was won
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:34 AM   #6
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Congratulations!

Now, stay close and let us know about all your fun and relaxing.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:38 AM   #7
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Congratulations! Enjoy your retirement.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:43 AM   #8
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Welcome Paddy to this wonderful well deserved adventure!

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Old 07-30-2011, 09:06 AM   #9
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Wake up Paddy and start enjoying your retirement!

Congratulations!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:12 AM   #11
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After I retired about 2 years ago, I was still thinking of ways to solve problems at work as I tried to get to sleep. Took me about 3 weeks to stop that, saying to myself "Hey Dan, its NOT your problem anymore!!"

That's when true bliss hit me.... i.e. it wasn't MY problem anymore. And every day since has been great.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:47 AM   #12
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Awesome Paddy. Hope you are enjoying your next phase already.
How did you select this particular date to retire? Was it based on hitting your "number" to FIRE? Or was it date based for for tenure, health insurance, etc. Or did you pull the rip cord for an unrelated reason?
Just wondering why and how different people finally make the big leap...
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:44 PM   #13
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Congratulations. What are your plans?
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:39 PM   #14
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Congrats. I am envious and cant' wait til my turn.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:38 PM   #15
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After one last long day (even a little overtime) I am officially retired!

More later, too tired, but I made it!
Congratulations! The fact that you had to work overtime on your last day is what caught my eye here. I can't start to imagine how that must have felt. Get some rest and report back on how it's going. You will love it.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:12 PM   #16
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Very nice! Congrats!
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:59 PM   #17
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Congratulations!!! I bet you feel like dancing! (Wait....You ARE dancing!)
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:28 PM   #18
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Congratulations! Well done!
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:30 PM   #19
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After I retired about 2 years ago, I was still thinking of ways to solve problems at work as I tried to get to sleep. Took me about 3 weeks to stop that, saying to myself "Hey Dan, its NOT your problem anymore!!"

That's when true bliss hit me.... i.e. it wasn't MY problem anymore. And every day since has been great.
Yah! I only retired 3 days ago and have found myself doing this. I have to clear my head of this nonsense. Except I don't call myself Dan. That would be weird.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:45 PM   #20
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Congratulations, Paddy. You will probably feel very euphoric now for a long, long time (I know I did when I ER'd). Was the overtime on your last day due to your retirement celebration?
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