Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Done ERd today
Old 12-22-2006, 08:04 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,119
Done ERd today

Ok now what?

Well I am waiting out this heavy rainstorm before I head down I95 on the east coast.

Then I will go home and sit down and stare out the window, and start a new chapter in my life.

It is not everyday that someone at 50 can say hey I am done with the BS the awful stressful commute and high mortgage and the job that I didn't care to do anymore.

I really am blessed.

Thanks everyone for your support .
__________________

__________________
newguy88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-22-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,111
Re: Done ERd today

Quote:
Originally Posted by newguy888
Well I am waiting out this heavy rainstorm before I head down I95 on the east coast.

Then I will go home and sit down and stare out the window, and start a new chapter in my life.

It is not everyday that someone at 50 can say hey I am done with the BS the awful stressful commute and high mortgage and the job that I didn't care to do anymore.


__________________

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-22-2006, 08:16 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Rich_by_the_Bay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 8,827
Re: Done ERd today

Newguy - it must be a good holiday season for you. Congratulations and enjoy every second.
__________________
Rich
San Francisco Area
ESR'd March 2010. FIRE'd January 2011.

As if you didn't know..If the above message contains medical content, it's NOT intended as advice, and may not be accurate, applicable or sufficient. Don't rely on it for any purpose. Consult your own doctor for all medical advice.
Rich_by_the_Bay is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-22-2006, 08:17 PM   #4
Full time employment: Posting here.
bruce1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hagersville
Posts: 793
Re: Done ERd today

Congratulations and enjoy

You may have a bit of a wait for the rain. I looked at the radar and the storm is big, all along the coast and west to Cleveland.

Bruce
__________________
I wish I was half as good as my dog thinks I am!
bruce1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-22-2006, 08:23 PM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,119
Re: Done ERd today

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce1
Congratulations and enjoy

You may have a bit of a wait for the rain. I looked at the radar and the storm is big, all along the coast and west to Cleveland.

Bruce
Well it is 9:22 here in NJ and I will get up at around 5am and take a look. Might be able to drive down the NJTPIKE and then be out of the rain by that time . We shall see. Hey I have nothing to do but GO HOME!!
__________________
newguy88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-22-2006, 08:24 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
Martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: minnesota
Posts: 13,212
Re: Done ERd today

Drive carefully. You don't want to get whacked the day after you retired!

Congratulations. I know the past three months have been tough.
__________________
.


No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-22-2006, 08:33 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
BUM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mid Hudson Valley
Posts: 1,778
Re: Done ERd today

Quote:
Originally Posted by newguy888



Ok now what?

Now what?! Anything you want! How about going back to the old salt mine on next week in your bathrobe? Stand in the parking lot and howl at all the poor bastards still on the job.





__________________
In a panamax down by the river.
BUM is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-22-2006, 08:36 PM   #8
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
frayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 19th Hole
Posts: 2,532
Re: Done ERd today

From now on every day will be a Saturday or whatever damn day you want it to be. Congrats and enjoy your life.
__________________
A totally unblemished life is only for saints.
frayne is online now   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-22-2006, 09:01 PM   #9
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 325
Re: Done ERd today

Now What? Set up a web page and post daily photos of your ER actvity. Make sure to e-mail all your buds with the link. Stay in touch and still spend plenty of time doing things that you would have felt guilty doing with the ball and chain of a job. 8)
__________________
"TEMPUS FUGIT"
LEX is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 05:40 AM   #10
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Outtahere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,677
Re: Done ERd today

Congratulations and I hope you made it home okay. Look out that window this morning and smile at what is a beautiful morning.
__________________

Dogs aren't our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. - Roger Caras
Outtahere is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 07:23 AM   #11
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
dex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,105
Re: Done ERd today

Congrats - I think the only difficult part will be expaining your happiness to others --- if you want to work on that!
__________________
Sometimes death is not as tragic as not knowing how to live. This man knew how to live--and how to make others glad they were living. - Jack Benny at Nat King Cole's funeral
dex is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 08:27 AM   #12
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
donheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 8,644
Re: Done ERd today

Quote:
Originally Posted by newguy888
Well it is 9:22 here in NJ and I will get up at around 5am and take a look. Might be able to drive down the NJTPIKE and then be out of the rain by that time . We shall see. Hey I have nothing to do but GO HOME!!
It's a new life Newguy. You don't have to take I95. Head west and cruise down through the mountains. Relax. Enjoy.
__________________
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
donheff is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 09:14 AM   #13
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: No. California
Posts: 1,600
Re: Done ERd today

Enjoy it.
__________________
KB is online now   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 09:22 AM   #14
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,471
Re: Done ERd today

Merry Xmas!

Audrey
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 10:43 AM   #15
Recycles dryer sheets
Average Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 93
Re: Done ERd today

Quote:
Originally Posted by newguy888
Well I am waiting out this heavy rainstorm before I head down I95 on the east coast.
Donít know where you were on I95, but the image that put into my head was south of Jacksonville in one of those Florida coast warm summer afternoon downpours that gushes out torrents to wash everything clean before the clouds clear and the sun shines on. And of course there was an immediate detour from I95 over to 1A 8), Intercoastal Waterway on the right, Atlantic on the left, and no hurry to switch back to I95 and then 1 south of Miami to continue down the keys.

Then again I may be reading too much into it, having shoveled a good bit of snow over the last few days.

Enjoy your new beginning.
__________________
Average Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 01:02 PM   #16
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,198
Re: Done ERd today

Congratulations -- you deserve it.

I enjoy watching people countdown and then actually retire.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 01:32 PM   #17
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 557
Re: Done ERd today

Good for you!!!

I'll be interested to hear about the NJ--NC comparisons, if you should be so inclined to share them with us over the next months and years.
__________________
uncledrz is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 01:38 PM   #18
Recycles dryer sheets
LeatherneckPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Williamsport
Posts: 489
Re: Done ERd today

Congrats NG! It time now to do what you want to do, all of what you want to do, and nothing but what you want to do.

Enjoy life dude.
__________________
"Iron" Mike - Semper Fi
Jack of all trades; Master of none.
LeatherneckPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 03:26 PM   #19
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
lazygood4nothinbum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,895
Re: Done ERd today

after 32 years of hardly ever quitting a job because of my security fears, finally quitting work at early retirement turned out to be so much fun that it almost seems worth getting another job just so i can quit again.

congrats and enjoy.
__________________
"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin

"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901
lazygood4nothinbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Done ERd today
Old 12-23-2006, 04:45 PM   #20
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,119
Re: Done ERd today

Well I am home in one piece!

An interesting trip, Hey where is everyone going

Oh yea its Xmas.

I95 is one nasty mess, but still made it in a bit over 8 hours, and quite frankly I didn't care while I was sitting in bumper to bumper from DC to Fredricksburg VA about 25 miles .

Anyway the idea to head out west down I81 became a no go this am accident in the fog up in NJ and in Pa and I said lets do 95!

You know I am so darn happy.

Hey its Xmas weekend, my wifes family are all here and they are so happy I made it so their daughter my wife can live near them.

The best thing is now my inlaws can stay in their house!!! And I can stay in mine and run away when the mood strikes.

This ER is really Cool. Oh yea I got the part time track coaching position for the spring down here. 2 hours a day I will run my workouts with the team!!

everyone a happy holiday.
__________________

__________________
newguy88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just ER'd today dawgster FIRE and Money 19 07-19-2006 12:19 PM
I can't concentrate on work today! laurence Young Dreamers 15 06-01-2006 04:21 AM
Least amount someone has ER'd with dusk_to_dawn Other topics 19 04-29-2006 12:15 PM
New guy ERd in Thailand Lancelot Hi, I am... 25 04-23-2004 08:34 PM
Snowing today - FUN; 80 degrees - Boring. Guest from New England Life after FIRE 8 03-17-2004 04:35 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.