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Old 12-01-2006, 02:54 PM   #21
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Wow, Martha! Congratulations! I am sure it was difficult to finally pull the plug, but what a sigh of relief now that it's done, huh? I think you shold eat some bon-bons while you are under the covers! I always liked that saying ....... "I'm sitting around eating bon-bons!"

Start the countdown ............ 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22 ............ 3, 2, 1

Blast-off!


All the best to you & Greg!

Jane (who isn't sure what bon-bons are, but hopes they are CHOCOLATE!)
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:04 PM   #22
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Congrats Martha! 4 more months for me but I can see the writing on the wall. Seeing that they have yet to hire a replacement for me, management will probably want me to work part-time in 2007. Chaps me too, I gave these idiots a 2 year notice.

I'm a little stressed right now. Were in the middle of our annual inventory.
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Congrats Martha! 4 more months for me but I can see the writing on the wall. Seeing that they have yet to hire a replacement for me, management will probably want me to work part-time in 2007. Chaps me too, I gave these idiots a 2 year notice.

I'm a little stressed right now. Were in the middle of our annual inventory.
Um, not your problem, right?

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Old 12-01-2006, 03:18 PM   #24
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Congratulation Martha!

I recall that the question "When is Martha going to fully retire?" has come up several times in the year+ that I have been on this board.

Congratulation again!

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Old 12-01-2006, 03:25 PM   #25
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Seeing that they have yet to hire a replacement for me, management will probably want me to work part-time in 2007. Chaps me too, I gave these idiots a 2 year notice.
That appears to be SOP. I gave 5+ months notice and as my retirement date approached was asked to delay leaving 2 months. I ended up staying an extra 4 weeks (paid for 6), but I wasn't exactly thrilled by it.

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Old 12-01-2006, 03:56 PM   #26
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Congratulations, Martha and best of fortune!!!
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:15 PM   #27
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All the best, Martha!

Hope you and Greg have a wonderful adventures together!
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Congratulations Martha! We are so very pleased for you. Hey, how about a few days in the BWCAW or Quetico next summer? Or at least lunch while we're passing through your town on one of our annual forays to northern Minnesota or Canada.

Ref the part time to no time....... Megacorp paid me full time while I worked part time for my last six months. Sounds good, but by the time it was over I was really ready to go to zero pay and zero time. ER is very, very good.

Enjoy Mexico!
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:37 PM   #29
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Congratulations Martha!

It's been educational hearing/watching you work through this process over the past couple years. You're a great role model.

I hope you stick around the forum to keep us all motivated!

Have a great time under the covers, and in Mexico

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Dear Martha:

Congratulations! I consider you to be one of the Great Oracles* of this Board. Thank You! Wishing you and Greg many fun and happy times ahead in your retirement.

*Oracle (definition #8 in my dictionary): A person who delivers authoratitive, wise, or highly regarded and influential pronouncements.

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Old 12-01-2006, 04:51 PM   #31
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Um, not your problem, right?

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"Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."
True, but it would be hard to just walk away. I have been promised an extra bonus as a going away 'pat on the back', but it still chaps me. Hopefully we will have someone in next month.
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I recall that the question "When is Martha going to fully retire?" has come up several times in the year+ that I have been on this board.
Yes, it was a tortuous process. I tend to be a worrier so the decision did not come easy. I am not at the jump up and down and cheer stage yet, but I'll bet I will be once we start driving to warmer weather and sunshine.


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Old 12-01-2006, 06:24 PM   #33
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So is moving eventually on your adgenda?
I see the house prices in the twin cities are continuing to decline. . .
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Congratulations!!!!!!

Yes it's funny how work can become intolerable once you are FI. There are so many better things to do when you don't have to earn a living!

I'm glad you discovered that you didn't need more big bucks coming in to enjoy your leisure.

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Old 12-01-2006, 09:11 PM   #35
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Congratulations Martha! It could not happen to a nicer person. Enjoy your life and keep posting when you have the time.
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Hey, Martha said she was retiring, not backing away from posting.

With Greg doing all the cooking, cleaning and RV driving, Martha will have a lot more time to devote to helping out here...maybe even starting a new board. Rich has "Health and Early Retirement", Martha could head up "Law and Early Retirement". Why not?

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Good for you Martha, now you'll have more time to post.
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Congratulations and have fun I will follow soon.

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Martha:

Being a lawyer as well, and ER'd, might I suggest (and I am sure you already are) doing some pro-bono to keep mentally active and for the sense of contribution that drives most of us and took us to the level wherein we could set our own path forward. There will always be the need for being needed.
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Old 12-02-2006, 08:52 AM   #40
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Congratulations, Martha.

Enjoy your free time. Taking the first month to do what you want, then leaving on a trip sounds like the perfect way to start your retirement. Enjoy !!
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