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Old 06-04-2011, 04:46 PM   #241
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So, I'm now committed and have a few anxieties popping up, but am really interested in what awaits me now that it is public..
I bet that, come September, none of that will matter.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #242
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Changed my date to the first day I will not be working. Not too far to go .

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okay I have been retired for three months and I have taken to it rather well - living in a motorhome, traveling and now headed to the florida keys for the summer...

ahhh life is grand!
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My last day of w*rk today!! Went in for a few hours. Turned in my computer. Completed my clearance checklist. Met with the Chairman one last time. Left early, on the 1:30 train. Wow. That’s it. Over, done. No more bosses, ever. Except my DW, of course.
This past year, the MIL died, the cat died, the dog died, and FIL moved to an institution near DW’s sister. Youngest graduated from college – no boomerangs.
DW and I have a new plan. House goes on market this week. When it sells, we will travel. First Spain for a couple of weeks, but then domestically. Savannah (one month), Key West (one month), Key Largo (45 days), then New Orleans (one month). After New Orleans, move westward. Live in furnished condo or townhome while in each place. Figure out where we want to stay permanently.
Let the adventure begin!!!
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:16 PM   #245
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My last day of w*rk today!! Went in for a few hours. Turned in my computer. Completed my clearance checklist. Met with the Chairman one last time. Left early, on the 1:30 train. Wow. That’s it. Over, done. No more bosses, ever. Except my DW, of course.
This past year, the MIL died, the cat died, the dog died, and FIL moved to an institution near DW’s sister. Youngest graduated from college – no boomerangs.
DW and I have a new plan. House goes on market this week. When it sells, we will travel. First Spain for a couple of weeks, but then domestically. Savannah (one month), Key West (one month), Key Largo (45 days), then New Orleans (one month). After New Orleans, move westward. Live in furnished condo or townhome while in each place. Figure out where we want to stay permanently.
Let the adventure begin!!!
OhMan OhSoClose, how nice! Thank you for posting and of course:

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:28 PM   #246
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DW and I have a new plan. House goes on market this week. When it sells, we will travel. First Spain for a couple of weeks, but then domestically. Savannah (one month), Key West (one month), Key Largo (45 days), then New Orleans (one month). After New Orleans, move westward. Live in furnished condo or townhome while in each place. Figure out where we want to stay permanently.
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Sounds like a great plan. Congratulations!
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:21 PM   #248
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DW and I have a new plan. House goes on market this week. When it sells, we will travel. First Spain for a couple of weeks, but then domestically. Savannah (one month), Key West (one month), Key Largo (45 days), then New Orleans (one month). After New Orleans, move westward. Live in furnished condo or townhome while in each place. Figure out where we want to stay permanently.
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Wow, wow, way to kick it off! The boldness is impressive. I sent this post to my DW !!!
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:39 PM   #249
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When it sells, we will travel. First Spain for a couple of weeks, but then domestically. Savannah (one month), Key West (one month), Key Largo (45 days), then New Orleans (one month). Let the adventure begin!!!
Congratulations on your new life OhSoClose.
I'm just curious how you plan to stay a month in one location. I would like to do that and was just wondering how you set up a place to stay for that length of time? Is it easy to do?
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:27 PM   #250
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Congratulations on your new life OhSoClose.
I'm just curious how you plan to stay a month in one location. I would like to do that and was just wondering how you set up a place to stay for that length of time? Is it easy to do?
Yes, its pretty easy I think if where you plan to go is attractive for tourists and vacationers. Websites like vrbo.com and homeaway.com have numerous furnished rentals by the week and month. We have already booked our Key West and Key Largo rentals. Have not yet done Savannah or New Orleans, but can see that there are many rentals that would meet our needs in those areas.
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Yes, its pretty easy I think if where you plan to go is attractive for tourists and vacationers. Websites like vrbo.com and homeaway.com have numerous furnished rentals by the week and month. We have already booked our Key West and Key Largo rentals. Have not yet done Savannah or New Orleans, but can see that there are many rentals that would meet our needs in those areas.
Hey thanks. I thought that was how you were doing it. I've looked into that too and will give it a try at some point.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #253
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okay I have been retired for three months and I have taken to it rather well - living in a motorhome, traveling and now headed to the florida keys for the summer...

ahhh life is grand!

Sounds excellent. I am also thinking about the motorhome route. A question for you:

It seems all the Florida travellers leave that state in the summer and head west. However you head for the Keys. Any reason for that? Just curious
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Thanks so much REWahoo, that explains it. I did not know he had a blog and I will follow their adventures
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