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Old 01-28-2010, 09:35 AM   #121
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Congrats, Alan!
wow - moving and retirement at the same time - you better slow down and relax!
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:08 PM   #122
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wow - moving and retirement at the same time - you better slow down and relax!
Thanks guys.

We're in Texas now (Thursday evening) - exhausted. As I slow down DW is speeding up and really hyper at present. The furniture is due to arrive on Sunday. I think the next week will continue to be very busy, then hopefully things will ease off somewhat.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:11 PM   #123
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Congratulations. I guess this means we're in the same graduating class.

Enjoy to the max, Alan.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:20 PM   #124
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Congratulations. I guess this means we're in the same graduating class.

Enjoy to the max, Alan.
Cool I wonder how big this year's class will turn out to be?
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:34 PM   #125
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Congrats .. I still have 5 years to go .. bummer.
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Congrats .. I still have 5 years to go .. bummer.
Stick with it, as it will be worth it when you get there. It was 5 years out that I really started to yearn for being FIRE'd and it was then that we started to really plan what we'd want to be doing in retirement (assuming the financial plan came to fruition).

It's cold and wet as I sit and type this and it's kinda nice to know that I don't have to leave for work.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:08 AM   #127
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It's cold and wet as I sit and type this and it's kinda nice to know that I don't have to leave for work.
Isn't that nice? I also love being able to stay home during foggy weather or localized flooding. No more scraping ice off my windshield and side windows at 5:30 AM when it is pitch black outside.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:13 PM   #128
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Thought I'd give a last update on this thread and then start looking more in the Life after FIRE forum

It has now been exactly 1 week since I left work. I still don't know what my pension is going to be but am assured today that, although my situation is unique, it will be the most possible, even though it may be coming from multiple sources. (I'm the first to have earned a UK pension with the former joint owner of the company I have actually retired from and the agreement on transferring back in '92 is that the pension I would receive will be equivalent as if I'd worked all my years for the new company). Although it is a little frustrating that it is taking so long, the HR folks are excellent and have always done right by me during various assignments and re-locations over the years.

We moved from Louisiana to Texas and although we still have a number of boxes still to unpack and few other "settling in" tasks to complete, we're starting to see how things are going to work. Already I am wondering how I am going to make time to do the things I want to do !!

Morning schedules are get up - go to the Y, socialize over coffee after exercising, run any errands such as shopping and get back home around 11am. I have 2 tennis partners I expect to hook back up with, plus I play tennis with DW and DS. We also enjoy bike riding, and over the last few weeks I have come accustomed to spending a lot of of time on the internet, including this site. Plus lunches with friends etc. (Moving back to where we lived for a few years has eliminated the usual time it takes to get to know folks when you re-locate).
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Thanks - that is one of my favorite songs, and looking back at my time in the USA (Houston) I've had, and continue to have, some hilarious mishaps with my accent

For the first few years here I had work visa's stamped into my passport then got a "green card" which turned out to be pink and with the words "Resident Alien" across the top. With my accent people used to think I was from another planet so it was no surprise to them when I could prove that the US government had confirmed me as an alien.
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