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Old 01-26-2010, 05:48 PM   #101
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I grew up in Pa. so Yuengling brings back many memories as does rolling rock .
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:24 PM   #102
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It appears as though you are displaying the first symptoms of post retirement syndrome: uncontrollable giddiness.
I do believe that you are correct.

We just back in from eating at a Lebanese restaurant and now we are starting on a bottle of wine. Not a good cure for uncontrollable giddiness I know, but who cares?
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I do believe that you are correct.

We just back in from eating at a Lebanese restaurant and now we are starting on a bottle of wine. Not a good cure for uncontrollable giddiness I know, but who cares?
Oh yeah...lord knows we all can use a case of giddyism....
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Alan, I've been reading your posts and have enjoyed them all. I wanted to join in and congratulate you on your retirement too. I also work for megacorp (not same as yours) live in the same area and have similar situation for retirement.
Good luck in all that you do. Keep being giddy, drinking that wine, and you'll be just fine. Congratulations again.....
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I do believe that you are correct.

We just back in from eating at a Lebanese restaurant and now we are starting on a bottle of wine. Not a good cure for uncontrollable giddiness I know, but who cares?
Excellent idea! This is a day to celebrate.
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Congratulations! Enjoy this giddy time in your life
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You are right, Steve, Yuengling brand is a very good beer! I have never had much of a palate for beer(after one bottle, starts to taste like soap suds to me) but I also like Penn Pilsner(Pennsylvania Brewing Co. in Pittsburgh) and even Rolling Rock(used to be in Latrobe, now in NJ?...I think). I didn't know that Yuengling is the oldest brewery in the nation. My friend is moving to Dothan and her wide coterie of friends are lamenting her loss already. We have insisted she get internet service immediately so that we can badger her on a daily basis.
We go through Dothan a few times a year on our way to the coast/beach. Wish I lived that close to the ocean, its not right on it (the beach) but close enough to me.
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Alan, I've been reading your posts and have enjoyed them all. I wanted to join in and congratulate you on your retirement too. I also work for megacorp (not same as yours) live in the same area and have similar situation for retirement.
Good luck in all that you do. Keep being giddy, drinking that wine, and you'll be just fine. Congratulations again.....
Thanks and I wish you all the best of luck in your ER plans.

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Excellent idea! This is a day to celebrate.
Moving Day !!!

Just got a few minutes sitting with a cuppa coffee before the movers arrive (I hope). Then we have the place to clean and get ready for its final inspection in the morning. This afternoon we're off to visit with some friends and then it's a hotel overnight before we're " goin' to Texas".

I'm feeling much more relaxed today, went to bed at 9pm last night and woke up at 6 with an alarm clock going off. It took us a minute to realize it must be DW's alarm clock. She had packed it last night and didn't realize that not only does it have battery back-up, it maintains time without keeping the display on and also defaults to the beeper instead of the radio when on battery

We had to run around boxes listening to find which one it was in and then cut open the tape to get to it and cancel the alarm
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Moving Day !!!
Congratulations on your first full day of NO WORK, ever again!!!!!

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I'm feeling much more relaxed today, went to bed at 9pm last night and woke up at 6 with an alarm clock going off. It took us a minute to realize it must be DW's alarm clock. She had packed it last night and didn't realize that not only does it have battery back-up, it maintains time without keeping the display on and also defaults to the beeper instead of the radio when on battery

We had to run around boxes listening to find which one it was in and then cut open the tape to get to it and cancel the alarm
Oh that's a riot. DH also packed one of our clocks that beeps on the hour, every hour, and somehow that box ended up in our bedroom. It took us a while to find it, since it beeped only once an hour. We then proceeded to make jokes about how it was like the "annoy-a-nator".
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How exciting!! Soon you will be living closer to your children.

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Just got a few minutes sitting with a cuppa coffee before the movers arrive (I hope). Then we have the place to clean and get ready for its final inspection in the morning. This afternoon we're off to visit with some friends and then it's a hotel overnight before we're " goin' to Texas".
Glad you are taking this at a relaxed pace.

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I'm feeling much more relaxed today, went to bed at 9pm last night and woke up at 6 with an alarm clock going off. It took us a minute to realize it must be DW's alarm clock. She had packed it last night and didn't realize that not only does it have battery back-up, it maintains time without keeping the display on and also defaults to the beeper instead of the radio when on battery

We had to run around boxes listening to find which one it was in and then cut open the tape to get to it and cancel the alarm
That is absolutely hilarious!! Oh well. You have many more mornings to enjoy without awakening to the sound of an alarm clock. I have set mine only once since I retired, and that was because Frank and I were planning an early day trip in the local area.
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Hmmm...once you move to TX, you'll learn to do what I would have done in this situation. Instead of cutting the box open, just shoot it with your shotgun.....
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BbbamI's post reminded me of a moving hint: When you get to TX, have the moving guys place your boxes on the ground outside the entrance to your new residence. The fire ants will quickly eat the cardboard leaving you unpacked in no time at all - and without having to figure out what to do with all the empty boxes.

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Hmmm...once you move to TX, you'll learn to do what I would have done in this situation. Instead of cutting the box open, just shoot it with your shotgun.....
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Thank you. the movers have been and gone, we spent the afternoon with friends, and now we are in our hotel. We are sitting with our glasses of wine, eating chocolate and starting to relax. When our friends heard we were going to a hotel they tried to persuade us to stay overnight with them, but we were ready to be doing what we are doing, and it feels good

Next is to drive over to Texas in the morning, and the driver tells us that he'll be delivering the furniture on Sunday, which suits us just fine.

DW checked her e-mail earlier today and got one from her ex-colleague (and good friend) at work. A spreadsheet was attached with an appeal for help to find out what is wrong. (DW RE'ed Dec 12). She replied - no time, moving, will look at it in a couple of days - maybe

She says there is likely little she can do as it pulls data from a live database but doesn't mind looking. A week ago they had tried to persuade her to continue on contract and they'd provide her with a laptop and remote access. She told them "NO".
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thanks purron - that is one of my favorite songs and I've not seen that version before.
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Don't forget, in TX you have to have a little 'hitch in your get-along' or 'stagger in your swagger'.....

Y'all have a good night!
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Don't forget, in TX you have to have a little 'hitch in your get-along' or 'stagger in your swagger'.....

Y'all have a good night!
We moved from the UK to Houston in October 1987. My parents came to visit 6 months later and I went to meet them off the plane at Houston dressed in blue jeans, with an armadillo decorated belt and big bright buckle, cowboy shirt and boots, red bandanna around the neck and big cowboy hat on my head. I sat around reading in the waiting area for ages and no one gave me even a second glance. When my Mam and Dad walked out and we all started talking, you should have seen the fraction of everyone around. Mam; "Eeee, there's wor bairn, gis a big kiss hinny!!", and then she grabs hold me in a big hug. Me: "Gan careful mon, yer ganna knock me bonnet off!! "

My accent is very similar to the first 3 guys speaking on this clip from Auf Wiedersehen Pet. The guy who finds the suitcase full of cash has a Birmingham accent, the others have accents like mine.

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