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Old 12-13-2010, 04:49 PM   #21
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I retired in 2005. My only accomplishment in 2010 is maintaining my five-year unbroken string of non-accomplishment.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:58 PM   #22
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I retired in 2005. My only accomplishment in 2010 is maintaining my five-year unbroken string of non-accomplishment.
That's quite an accomplishment.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:02 PM   #23
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That's quite an accomplishment.
The secret to my success is not working towards succeeding.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:05 PM   #24
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The secret to my success is not working towards succeeding.
Growing up it was our toothless canary that taught me how to succeed.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:09 PM   #25
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Growing up it was our toothless canary that taught me how to succeed.
I'll bet that bird was impeccable.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #26
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Not to derail my own thread....but "This thread is USELESS without photos"...


Mother wouldn't like that...
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #27
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:44 PM   #28
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My accomplishment was to continue to not care if I accomplished anything or not.
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Gained another year of seniority in retirement by avoiding gainful employment.
Quit smoking - gained all of the weight that you guys all lost in the process.

Congratulations ! Stopping Smoking is a major accomplishment .
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:07 PM   #30
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- Got a new roof put on the house
- Continued educating myself on how best to market Ag products
- Made new friends, and had others become more distant
- Picked Dandelion flowers with my 2 year old granddaughter
- Planted an oak tree in her back yard, and hung a small brass disk from a branch with her name and birth date stamped into it.
- Learned that emotions I've been neglecting for years have returned
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:11 PM   #31
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1. Helped build our retirement house.
2. Lost 10 pounds and added some muscle from helping to build the retirement house.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:09 PM   #32
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Hey, cool, this feels like writing a FITREP!

Helped our kid graduate from high school and launched her from the nest
Finished writing "The Military Guide"
Sold "The Military Guide" (barely in the same year as finishing it)
Hiked into Haleakala Crater
Survived to hike out of Haleakala Crater four days later
Qualified to take our taekwondo dojang's black belt test (2nd dan)
Learned to surf some of the North Shore's breaks
Saw Bill Cosby perform live for perhaps the last time
Made some new friends
Served my first jury duty
Managed to host five simultaneous houseguests, one for a month
Helped a friend turn over her condo tenants, saving her over $2500 in the process
Didn't gain or lose any weight, but moved the muscles around some
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Met a number of you in person
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:21 PM   #33
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Went to the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Capri, Naples and Herculaneum. And improved my Italian while doing so.

Climbed Mount Washington (as well as Mts. Jefferson, Monroe, Jackson and the Boott Spur).

Painted my garage interior and installed cabinets, new work bench etc.

Built and installed new cedar shed doors.

Resurrected several old pieces of electronic equipment.

Lost 13 pounds
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:39 PM   #34
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Very little, other than having a blast as a first year retiree.
I hear ya. Since I've FIRE'd, I don't set goals anymore.

Correction, maybe some goals like watch lots of past "Criminal Minds" episodes I didn't get a chance to watch in the past .
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:07 PM   #35
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Engaged in 8 months of "life coaching" to get my compass back on track.

Went to FL three times and reconnected with 2 friends. Built sandcastles and met and ate crab legs with Dr and Mrs Rich in Tampa.

Improved my love life. A mature man is far superior to an overgrown boy.

Ended up with a 6 lb net weight gain over 2 years. I still have 18 days to do something about that.

Decluttered and made some minor cosmetic improvements to the interior of the homestead. Had a new window installed, a way overdue project.

Streamlined my retirement portfolio.

Woke up and saw the sun rise every day.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:17 PM   #36
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Traveled to some great National Parks and scenic areas in the western U.S.

Felt some true Southern heat on a July trip to see family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Continued to build up the old retirement nest egg

My DW was able to ER

Enjoyed all the great people in my life

And like Westernskies, finally upgraded the ol' pickup truck
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:24 PM   #37
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Decluttered some
Summited Borah Peak
Earned two raises
Earned one promotion
One job @ one company the entire year (aka stability)
Mostly like the job (aka contentment)
Maxed Roth
Maxed 1 529
Maxed 3 ESA's
Contributed ~$14K to 401k
Paid down student loan by ~$10K
Took the kids on a week vacation to San Diego
Front row seats with my kids @ the Shamu show
Trips to Lake Tahoe and cousin's house with the kids a couple of times
Funded 11 of 12 years of their college
Kept up with a friend here on the board
Net worth up about 25% YOY
Will hit 16.5 gallons of donations to the ARC before year end
Wrote only 13 checks the entire year
Took my trash out only 3 times this year

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Took my trash out only 3 times this year
Eat out a lot? I thought I took the garbage out infrequently at approx. 36 times per year(11 gal. size bags).
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Eat out a lot? I thought I took the garbage out infrequently at approx. 36 times per year(11 gal. size bags).
I was wondering what I accomplished, and this helped me see it. I took out trash daily.

Also, I maintained all my relationships, I continued with most of my good habits and did not begin any new bad ones, and I improved my posture.

Congrats to all those who had so many big accompliushments- weight lost, smoking stopped, relationships formed...and to those who continued to abide...

Good going.

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I've made dismal progress on 2010 New Year's resolution which was to switch from "type A" to "type B" person. I'll let the same plan ride for another year.

Progress so far: took a short nap in October.

Wait til next year.
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