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Old 09-16-2011, 06:41 PM   #461
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:41 PM   #462
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Is there room for more in this class?

I was planning to pull the cord in March 2012 but due to some unexpected restructuring at mega-corp it looks like I will be skipping a grade.

My last day on the job will be Fri Sept 30... 2011!!

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Old 09-18-2011, 07:47 PM   #463
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Congrats, truenorth! Sometimes the unexpected can improve on our best laid plans. . Welcome to ER.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:34 PM   #464
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There's plenty of room in the Class of 2011, truenorth - the more the merrier. The minimum requirements are:
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:28 AM   #465
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Congrats truenorth, welcome to the class! Won't be long now...
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:28 AM   #466
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well we have been retired 6 months plus and have been on the road full time in our motorhome and have been loving every minute of it (except when I turn on the TV to watch CNBC) so for those of you on the edge get out here in ER land... it's great!!!
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:57 PM   #467
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My semi retirement job just ended yesterday. I am done.
Today is my first day of "Full Time Retirement" at age 59 on September 21, 2011.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:16 PM   #468
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Another graduate has their former employer in the rear-view mirror and an eye to the future!

Welcome to the Class of 2011, FreeAtLast!

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Old 09-21-2011, 10:34 PM   #469
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Thank you! It feels official now.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:24 AM   #470
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:29 AM   #471
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Finally my turn to walk to the podium!

It's finally my turn! I was hoping to post my retirement date earlier this year after the sale of our house but that deal fell through and we had to wait all summer for another buyer. But, the house is sold now and my DH gave his notice on Saturday. I'll be giving mine today. Retirement date for me is offically going to be October 7th at age 58! We will be exploring the country in our RV fulltime for at least the next 1-2 years. Can't wait to get going!
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:02 AM   #474
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Looking good with the welcome additions of mact0n and wishing4it!

This class is starting to fill out the entire year !
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:15 PM   #477
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Wishing4it, that is very exciting. It's so nice when you both retire close to the same time and have a plan. ENJOY!
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