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Old 03-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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10 More Working Days till ER!

Hello ALL!

Including today I will have a total of 10 more working days before the start of my life of leisure. Last night, I spent a whole Sunday evening not dreading Monday. I felt like I had retired already. I let one of my dogs sleep on my lap all evening long while I read the book TOO BIG TO FAIL. My other dog already asleep on her dog bed. This morning, we woke up to see a thin blanket of snow outside. Life is so perfect. I got dressed to head to work and started my 10-day countdown.

Just want to share these happy sentiments with you. Thank you for being there as a Community for me since August 2009.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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I've now been retired a month. I am giddy each morning because I don't have to go to work- just wait until you wake up at 8:30 and then get to fall back asleep - heheheheheheee. I've already dropped 5 lbs because I'm not stress eating. And anytime I want to - I just head to the gym or go walk the park. heheheheeeee Spent most of this morning planning a trip to Alaska.... hehehhehhhheeee
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:45 PM   #3
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Happy Days Are Here Again!!! (sing along)... I love it. Congratulations!



Do the happy dance
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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Congratulations!!! Enjoy your last few days of work as they can be a lot fun if you are in the right mind set which you certainly sound like you are.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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Thank you to those who replied! Yeah! I can barely keep my feet on the ground these days. There is a lightness to my being. It is awesome.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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Thank you to those who replied! Yeah! I can barely keep my feet on the ground these days. There is a lightness to my being. It is awesome.
And it's gonna get better, too!
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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And it's gonna get better, too!
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #8
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Yup...I have found that I am laughing more at work. It's really not with them though. It's at them...

I still have the Sunday night/Monday morning blues...9 months and some days left. I feel sorry for those suckers.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:26 PM   #9
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Well done !
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:48 PM   #10
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Congratulations! It is wonderful to feel your joy! Doing the happy dance for you!
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #11
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And it's gonna get better, too!
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Hey Retire 2013, best wishes to you on you up coming "date". I can still remember the feeling. In fact, I'm celebrating my anniversary this year. My official retirement date was 5-1-88 but my last day of work was 3-15-88 because of my vacation time. So this year is my 25th anniversary. No regrets! Ever! Never!
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #13
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And it's gonna get better, too!
+3 - I'm coming up on my 1 yr ER anniversary in a few weeks and retirement is getting better all the time. Congratulations!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #14
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Ahh the last few weeks......!!!!!

Prepare to fully enjoy and savor the first Monday after your last workday......!!!

I'm only out since January 4th this year and I still am pinching myself!!!! Specially days like today-snowing, icy, cold....and I dont have to go outside!!!!

Congratulations!
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Congratulations that you are so close to closure! It's great not to have that dreaded Sunday night feeling.

Was it your plan to start retirement (first non-work day) on April Fools Day?

Cheers!
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Hey Retire2013...What are some of the things you want to do after you retire? It's an interesting self motivated group here and some neat passions...
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:50 AM   #17
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Now wipe that great big smile off your face and get back to work!











j/k - enjoy your last few days of work and best wishes on a very long and happy retirement
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That was fun to read. As someone who's got a ways to go (17 mos.), it's good for me to hear about what it's like to approach the finish line. Sounds great.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:07 PM   #19
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Hey Retire 2013, best wishes to you on you up coming "date". I can still remember the feeling. In fact, I'm celebrating my anniversary this year. My official retirement date was 5-1-88 but my last day of work was 3-15-88 because of my vacation time. So this year is my 25th anniversary. No regrets! Ever! Never!
Wow!!!! 25 years of blissful ER. I am so impressed and happy for you.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #20
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Congrats again!

Once you hit the 10 day mark, another way to put that is 240 hours
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