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Old 04-08-2016, 07:44 PM   #21
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I was feeling nervous until submitting my resignation and now I'm nothing but smiles. My last day is 4/15/16.


The house has been on the market for about a week now and we're already getting nibbles.

We're off to mid-coast Maine. Some folks think we're nuts for heading north but it's beautiful there and we've enjoyed vacationing on the Penobscot bay for ever.

Met with the Fidelity advisor yesterday to get things ready for rollover. In general finances look pretty good.

DW is going to continue to work from home at least through my transition.

I think we'll be fine.
congratulations !

Maine is a great place to visit enjoy
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Congrats ...Maine is lovely in the summer but I have visions of being house bound in January What was the movie -The Shining?


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Old 04-10-2016, 02:59 PM   #23
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Maine sounds great. Enjoy it! (And if you get cold in the winter, I bet you saved a few dollars for some vacations to warm weather places)
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Congratulations, Keegs. The young wife and I have rented the same house in Damariscotta for two weeks each of the last 15 summers. We have been talking about moving up there after we retire in 3 more years.
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Congratulations, Keegs!

I just FIRED myself and my last day was Friday - tomorrow I get ot experience my first day of retirement
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:54 PM   #26
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I find Camden, Maine about as nice of a place as I'd ever want to live in--for the Spring/Summer/Fall.
Otherwise known as June/July/August.

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It's just a tough place for weather in Winter--that's all.
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:21 PM   #27
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Congratulations, Keegs. The young wife and I have rented the same house in Damariscotta for two weeks each of the last 15 summers. We have been talking about moving up there after we retire in 3 more years.
Thanks Gumby,

Ah!!.. Damariscotta is one of the many great little towns that we've visited but haven't really explored yet. The theater there will likely be our first stop as well as the many great waterfront restaurants. I'm told by locals that each town has its own vibe.

Our real estate search stretched from Belfast to Damariscotta. Prices there and around Newcastle were reasonable as I recall. Good luck.
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Maine sounds great. Enjoy it! (And if you get cold in the winter, I bet you saved a few dollars for some vacations to warm weather places)
Hi Medved, I have lots of family in Florida.
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Congrats. Welcome to the fun side of life.
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Hey
1) potential buyers are nice people great. This however is a business transaction. You no doubt have priced your house fairly..
If they low ball you "we really can't afford.." Sorry there will be other buyers.

Something about the way you phrased it all got me worried. remember business transaction.
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Congratulations! Brave new world! Any transition can be kind of scary but it sounds like you are ready, ready, ready!
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:17 AM   #34
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I won't call it buyer's remorse but that smile I was wearing post resignation has been somewhat tempered by a sense of loss. My colleagues were so open hearted and gracious with me this last week.
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I won't call it buyer's remorse but that smile I was wearing post resignation has been somewhat tempered by a sense of loss. My colleagues were so open hearted and gracious with me this last week.
keegs, I found the same thing! While it is certainly a cliche, for me, it really is the PEOPLE I'll miss most, not the job. However, judging by my first week of retirement, I'm guessing I'll likely get over both of those.....
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Congratulations! I think your mid-coast Maine decision is the right one. I've been retired for three weeks now and have lived in mid coast Maine for over 37 years. In all that time I haven't found another place I'd rather be.
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