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Old 12-26-2007, 02:36 PM   #21
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:52 PM   #22
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:48 PM   #23
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Congratulations Bigritchie!!!! Here's to the rest of your life!
The grocery store befuddles me to this day....I don't know how to plan for meals a week in advance....but at least you will have fun learning!
I figure sooner or later someone will open a grocery store chain, where they have people there that teach you how to eat, grocery shop, prepare food, and then help all us poor men who have been forced by our wifes to go pick up some strange item.
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:21 PM   #24
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How selfish!!! 30 years old and not working? I think you need to report to Bingo and confess your sins! Sorry I had to do it!

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Old 01-02-2008, 10:49 PM   #25
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Way to go, Bigritchie! 30.5 and ER'd is very impressive to say the least.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:22 PM   #26
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Congrats! - very impressive to retire at such a young age
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:44 AM   #27
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Congrats on the ER!!

You are a very young man to now have reached this high goal in life. At 30 I was deep in dept and had just moved out of the US for a three year stint on a tropical island in the Caribbean. This was after living in East TN and Western NC. so it was quite a culture shock for this old boy.

I never wanted to go it alone as a business owner but I did look at it several times. It was just not my cup of tea and retrospectively, I don't really regret it. I still would like to start my own Brew Pub but lack the desire or energy to do so. So I continue to make my own beer for personal consumption in less than 200 gallons per year. (Disclaimer for the Utah Alcoholic Beverage Czars.)

Congratulations and enjoy the rest of your life. Your first steps begin now.

Don't expect a huge change in how you feel for a while. I am still working on getting detoxed from thee decades of Mega Corp. stress.
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Wow and Congratulations to you. I worked for the Feds longer (32 yrs and 8 mos) than you have been living. Very impressive! Enjoy and be sure and keep us informed of how your retirement is going. I'm sure that retirement for a 30.5 yr old is going to be different from my 54 yr old retirement.
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:48 AM   #29
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Way to go. Looking forward to hearing your updates. I'm jealous, time to dream for 5 minutes then back to work.........
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It started at around 5 years old thinking the world system was kinda strange, and realizing I never wanted to work for someone, and that road has ended today at 30 1/2.
Bigritchie for president!!
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:03 AM   #31
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I haven't shaved in over a week so I am well on my way!
Way to go bigritchie, you are well on your way.
#1 Don't get too cocky.
#2 Don't forget to bathe (occasionally).
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