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Old 06-17-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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This morning, I went in for my exit interview with megacorp, turned in my company ID, Parking Passes, Key Fob, Credit Card, signed some more papers and left before lunch. I am a free man! The first thing I did when I got home was to change into my retirement clothes..a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Then I goofed around. What a great feeling. Now I'm realizing I can stay up late and watch TV
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Congrats Budman!! You're on your way to an exciting time in your life. I just passed the 20 year mark and have enjoyed every day of it.
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Congratulations. What a great feeling that must be.
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Don't go all crazy on us and burn out too soon......
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Cheers!!!! Congrats. Not only can you stay up late you can get rid of the alarm clock!
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Congrats ! You can stay up really late and sleep in !
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This morning, I went in for my exit interview with megacorp, turned in my company ID, Parking Passes, Key Fob, Credit Card, signed some more papers and left before lunch. I am a free man! The first thing I did when I got home was to change into my retirement clothes..a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Then I goofed around. What a great feeling. Now I'm realizing I can stay up late and watch TV
Whoa there!

Remember, ya gotta pace yourself. Go rushing into this, and you could burn yourself out!

But seriously, congratulations!
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Woo hoo! Congrats, Budman.
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Congrats Budman!!!! Good time to quit so you can enjoy the summer! Can't wait until I do the same.
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.............. Now I'm realizing I can stay up late and watch TV
Congratulations ! And no more washing behind your ears.
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Thanks for all of the congrats! I tried to stay up latter last night, but still woke up early...darn body clock hasn't changed yet! So I was somewhat sleepy today. I kept busy today, at a slow pace, surfing the net, watching CNBC & Bloomberg, and mowing a lawn. I also attended a meeting with a financial counselor who works for an insurance co. to hear about tax deferred annuities, but felt it was not worth my time.

All in all it has been a great first day of retirement. I didn't miss work and am beginning to wonder why I delayed retirement until now!
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I tried to stay up latter last night, but still woke up early...darn body clock hasn't changed yet! So I was somewhat sleepy today.
Splurge a little. Indulge in the luxury of a nap.
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I kept busy today... watching CNBC & Bloomberg...
Bad for your mental health. Try napping instead.
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I also attended a meeting with a financial counselor who works for an insurance co. to hear about tax deferred annuities...
A nap would have been a much better use of your time...
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Splurge a little. Indulge in the luxury of a nap.

Bad for your mental health. Try napping instead.
A nap would have been a much better use of your time...
Napping is something I have never been able to do. I just can't get to sleep. I've talked with others who do power naps all of the time and feel refreshed, but it just doesn't seem to work for me.
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Your first new challenge in retirement: master the sublime art of an afternoon nap. Think of it as your new job.
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I have problems napping too. I just can't go to sleep...'cause I always end up hearing a snorting noise. I wonder who's doing that
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Your first new challenge in retirement: master the sublime art of an afternoon nap. Think of it as your new job.
I see I have some learning to do. I didn't realize there was a learning curve in the art of FIRE. I'll have to try that nap thing, like a siesta after lunch

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I have problems napping too. I just can't go to sleep...'cause I always end up hearing a snorting noise. I wonder who's doing that
Golly, I hear that snorting noise too. I bet there's a snorting gremlin lurking around.
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Golly, I hear that snorting noise too. I bet there's a snorting gremlin lurking around.
Yeah...and it's probably the same one that eats all of the chocolate chip cookies and drinks all the beer....
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