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Old 04-08-2013, 11:22 PM   #501
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I am on call this week for the last time ever I know I will have to work this weekend, but I do hope the on call Gods take pity on me during the wee hours of the night.

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Wishing you peaceful slumbers. My last call is next Wednesday. Last office day the following Friday. Good luck!
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:14 AM   #503
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:01 AM   #504
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Well I was signed up for ER Class of 2014, but recent events will have me putting in my last work day on 04 Oct 13 and taking leave all the way up until I officially separate from my employer on 10 Feb 14. Does that count as ER Class of 2013? If so, sign me up, age 45.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:21 AM   #505
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Well I was signed up for ER Class of 2014, but recent events will have me putting in my last work day on 04 Oct 13 and taking leave all the way up until I officially separate from my employer on 10 Feb 14. Does that count as ER Class of 2013? If so, sign me up, age 45.
I'd say you qualify. Congrats!
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:39 AM   #506
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Absolutely. Retirement means not working. If you can still manage to get paid, that's just gravy.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:17 AM   #507
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Absolutely. Retirement means not working. If you can still manage to get paid, that's just gravy.
That's what DH says too. He stopped working in Dec 2012, but they keep sending him paychecks. Ask him if he retired in 2012 and he will assure you he did.

Also, I see lots of more retirees in Mar and April. Congrats everyone - feels great, doesn't it?!

I have been out about 3 weeks now. We are on the road (in our new fifth wheel) and it is wonderful - everything I hoped it would be. Not having the Sunday night blues (in fact not really ever knowing or caring what day of the week it is) is possibly the best feeling in the world.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:38 AM   #508
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That's what DH says too. He stopped working in Dec 2012, but they keep sending him paychecks. Ask him if he retired in 2012 and he will assure you he did.

Also, I see lots of more retirees in Mar and April. Congrats everyone - feels great, doesn't it?!

I have been out about 3 weeks now. We are on the road (in our new fifth wheel) and it is wonderful - everything I hoped it would be. Not having the Sunday night blues (in fact not really ever knowing or caring what day of the week it is) is possibly the best feeling in the world.

+1 on the Sunday blues. In my 2nd week of ER and have loved it although I wish my DW would stop filling up my new schedule

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:02 PM   #509
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I am now 75% certain I will retire 12/30/13 instead of June 2014 for several reasons. I won't be appreciatively richer by June and my bs bucket is starting to tip and drip. I'll have a decent pension with 2% COLA and paid medical and an emergency fund. I've been home I'll for two weeks and I saw how much I dread going back to w*rk tomorrow. By the end of 2013 I'll take home 70% of my salary forever. I won't be rich but I won't be poor and I'll enjoy my own free time.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:04 PM   #510
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Sunday blues are the worst! I love Fridays and Saturdays because I can stay up late reading. The thought of reading every night to whatever time sounds like heaven!
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:13 PM   #511
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Almost 3 months past the date when I reached retirement eligibility. I'm gettin' closer every day.... Now, it's not when I CAN, it's when I WANT to.
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I am now 75% certain I will retire 12/30/13 instead of June 2014 for several reasons. I won't be appreciatively richer by June and my bs bucket is starting to tip and drip. I'll have a decent pension with 2% COLA and paid medical and an emergency fund. I've been home I'll for two weeks and I saw how much I dread going back to w*rk tomorrow. By the end of 2013 I'll take home 70% of my salary forever. I won't be rich but I won't be poor and I'll enjoy my own free time.
Sounds like your GTG.
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Almost 3 months past the date when I reached retirement eligibility. I'm gettin' closer every day.... Now, it's not when I CAN, it's when I WANT to.

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #514
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Count me in for the class of 2013. I am currently on an extended leave to "try out" ER before returning to w*rk next month for another few months to help out on a project, but I've already told my company that as soon as my assignment is done, I'm outta there.

The other day I went to the doctor's office for a routine examination, and a nurse asked me, "Are you taking the day off from work?" I told her that I am trying out early retirement, and soon will be taking the rest of my life off

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27. Sarah in SC's DH -50 6/28/2013
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38. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
39. Mimilulu - 56 April 26
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41. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- Retiring June 30 or Dec. 30 2013
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:40 PM   #515
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Plans are firming up. Better put my name at the bottom:

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17. Bikeknit - 60
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33. boatfishandnature - July 31
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35. Live And Learn - 50 - Targeting August 15 (OMG I can't believe it !)
36. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
37. Nikki J - 56- April 19
38. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
39. Mimilulu - 56 April 26
40. Nikita - 59 April 5
41. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- Retiring June 30 or Dec. 30 2013
42. ziggy29 - 47, as of April 5 -- at least for a while!
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I have received the "All Systems are Go" words from all significant others, and most importantly my DW . The only thing between me and ER is picking the date, which is mostly dependent on several loose ends to take care of, like signing the papers, roll-over decisions, etc. I added my name to Class of 2013!! Great feeling....thanks for all here that contributed their advice, knowledge, and encouragement!!


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9. Helen - 56
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26. Seraphim - 57
27. Sarah in SC's DH -50 6/28/2013
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29. kyounge1956 - will be 57 - spring
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31. Rickochet - 58 DW - 53 (She wants to work!!)
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35. Live And Learn - 50 - Targeting August 15 (OMG I can't believe it !)
36. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
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38. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
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42. ziggy29 - 47, as of April 5 -- at least for a while!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #518
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I'm in for the class of 2013. It is part of a downsizing, but due to the great reading here for the last few years - I am prepared. Well, mostly. Now I just need to hone my knowledge on the best withdrawal plan, but I'm defintely looking forward to it.

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9. Helen - 56
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:41 AM   #519
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I'm in for the class of 2013.

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9. Helen - 56
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21. obgyn65 - 48
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35. Live And Learn - 50 - Targeting August 15 (OMG I can't believe it !)
36. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
37. Nikki J - 56- April 19
38. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
39. Mimilulu - 56 April 26
40. Nikita - 59 April 5
41. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- Retiring June 30 or Dec. 30 2013
42. ziggy29 - 47, as of April 5 -- at least for a while!
43. F-One - Retiring in early June
44. luckydude - 45 - Oct 1 2013
45. Ozstache - 45 - 05 Oct 13
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[QUOTE="linny727;1311559"]I'm in for the class of 2013.

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5. SteveNU - 56
6. T-bird - 58
7. misty57 (DH) - 56 / RETIREMENT DATE: 5/31/13
8. Coaster - 53
9. Helen - 56
10. Rita-61
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13. Ronstar - 57
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36. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
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40. Nikita - 59 April 5
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43. F-One - Retiring in early June
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45. Ozstache - 45 - 05 Oct 13
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