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Old 01-03-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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I'm Officially Retired!

Hi All,

Today was my last day of w*ork. I cleared out my office, went to lunch with a couple of good friends and took one last commute home on the Capital Beltway.

I am so glad I found this group! Even though I was pretty sure I was set to retire and had all my bases covered, you confirmed this and put my mind at ease. I also received good advice on how to handle the psychological aspects of retirement after having worked about 35 years. Last but not least, I got some good comic diversions when I needed it most (particularly exchanging goofy animal pics with CFB).

Thanks again everyone. I look forward to learning much more from all of you in the future.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:43 PM   #2
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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Pop!!! I just heard a cork fly! ENJOY
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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Congratulations. Planning on going RE later this year.

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:21 PM   #5
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Purron,
Congrats!! I found that my cats were almost as happy as I was. Mommy is now home MUCH more often to perform needed duties....

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:28 PM   #7
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Congrats! Now, do you know what you have to do tomorrow?...... NOTHING YOU DON'T WANT TO!

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My cats are very happy to know I will be here to cater to their every whim. You know how cats are! Thanks for the well wishes.

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:46 PM   #9
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congrats. i'm especially watching for news on newly retired just in case i need one of those job openings. thanx for the notice.
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:54 PM   #10
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Not having to take the Beltway at rush hour should be a big plus.
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Congrats! Think I will have a glass of wine in your honor.
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Congrats! I have to ask the question that everyone asks - "how are you going to keep from getting bored?"
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Your first real challenge - figuring out how to wipe that "I don't have to go to work again - ever!" grin off your face. Hint: It takes quite a while, so don't try to rush it.
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Your first real challenge - figuring out how to wipe that "I don't have to go to work again - ever!" grin off your face. Hint: It takes quite a while, so don't try to rush it.
I went back to work today for a few hours just to help out my replacement at year-end. That's another way to get the grin off your face, but I don't recommend it.
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I went back to work today for a few hours just to help out my replacement at year-end. That's another way to get the grin off your face, but I don't recommend it.
Dawg, that sounds a lot like trying to cure a hangnail by amputating your finger...
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Dawg, that sounds a lot like trying to cure a hangnail by amputating your finger...
Hmmmmm - ouch?

heh heh heh - Congrats on the retirement.
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