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Old 01-01-2016, 05:58 PM   #21
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...I put my alarm clock in a drawer - - and then went out and bought one that plays delightful bird songs to awaken me gently, on days when I want to get up earlier. Awakening slowly over fifteen minutes or so while listening to bird songs is much more civilized.
My cellphone sort of does that... it does 3 minutes of "Birdsong by the lake"... ( I could do 15 minutes, but that would be a bit decadent)..... then it tells me today's weather, today's schedule and today's news headline.
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:14 PM   #23
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Playing it close to the vest, lol! You disclosed only after the fact?

I added myself to the 2015 list several months ago, but I guess it got lost on the cutting room floor.
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HFWR, you said you have been on the forum for over a decade. This leads to a question. If my plan is right, I will be finished in about 10 years. How did you keep a good attitude watching so many on this forum RE each year while you work towards it?

Many days I find myself already with short-timers disease. I may be unbearable in six or seven years. Am I the only one who thinks like this?


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Congratulations HFWR! Was the last 12 years a long OMY?



Go ahead an smash the alarm clock if you want... I do need to set an alarm occasionally (mostly for golf) and when I do I just use my cellphone.



What are you going to do now?

Will likely still need the occasional alarm function, but it's the symbolism I'm going for.

As for what I'll do all day, like the experience of many who have gone before, I have a list of chores, hobbies, and travel destinations, toss in some decompression, and I'm also curious as to what exactly my body clock will decide is my new default sleep schedule.

And, frankly, I'm a pretty damned good slacker, and a bit ADD as well. I can definitely entertain myself. :-P
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I'm already having trouble with which day it is...
The party is ON at HFWR's house, I assume.

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