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Old 01-04-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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3 year ER Anniversary!

Well, I'm a day late, but here it is 3 years and 1 day since I took the big walk out of the office for the last time. I've learned to "sleep in" after 4AM and have adjusted to spending zero time on the Capital Beltway.

I still dream about work frequently, a fact I find quite troubling, but have otherwise adjusted quite well. Naturally, my kitties love having me home and lunch and a movie with my mom has become a regular treat.

DH joins me in retirement in about a month and a half. Hopefully, we can get used to being around each other a lot more. Be prepared for future posts on this topic

Thanks everyone for being here for me and keeping me from going a bit bonkers at times. It was a difficult adjustment for me and I thank all of you for helping me find my way.

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Old 01-04-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Yesterday was my 5th year of ER, Ms G put it on my Google calendar. I didn't see it until today. No watch, No calendars.

Not much has changed in 5 years. Lost my two best friends Scout and Sedona, but gained 3 new ones Cooper, and Skye, and an old girl kitty Ollie Mae.

Ms.G beat me in ER by 6 months, but she is also 3 years younger.

I think I will do the Happy Dance.

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Old 01-04-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
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Today, the 4th, is my six month anniversary. Congrats both of you. It seems a lot of us retire around the first of the year, whether calendar of fiscal.
Retired July 4th, 2010 at age 43
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:49 PM   #4
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Congratulations Purron!

1/1/11 marked the start of my 33rd month in ER.

We went back to work part-time for a portion of 2010, but I have decided (and who's to contradict me?) that I have been ER'd the entire time.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:05 PM   #5
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Congratulations Purron and everyone else on their anniversaries.
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
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Purron, anniversary congratulations to you and early congratulations to DH on your ER; I hope to get there soon.
Now, if the economy would just cooperate...
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:50 AM   #7
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Congratulations Purron. I am envious.
Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
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Congratulations, DH and I can't wait to follow.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:23 AM   #9
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YAY for celebrations! Congrats to everyone making it to RE and moving forward!!
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:49 AM   #10
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Congrats, Purron. I hit my 2-year ER anniversary about 2 months ago, so I am not far behind you.

I don't dream about work at all, however. I derive considerable joy and relief whenever I see a story on TV about troubles on the trains (and there is no shortage of them LOL!), my means of commute for the 23 years I worked. I am always saying to my friends and relatives, "I am soooo glad I don't have to deal with THAT CRAP any more!"
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.

"I want my money working for me instead of me working for my money!"
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My one-year retirement anniversary was 5 days ago. Overall, it's been great so far. I have no problem staying busy about 9 months of the year with various activities (spring thru late fall, basically). I'm active with three different organizations, in addition to all the hobbies and recreational pursuits that I/we have, so the time flies during that portion of the year. The winter months are a little harder for me, especially in this cold climate, and with the days so short (but that was the case even before retirement). My goal this winter was to work especially hard on my physical fitness during those months, as it helps give me a feeling of accomplishment. So far, so good with that plan. And, we're headed to the Gulf Coast for 5-6 weeks later this winter , so that should help a lot too.

Congrats to everyone else who recently had a retirement anniversary!

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