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Old 12-26-2011, 09:23 AM   #541
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Doesn't the newest inductee make 75?

Congrats Colorado!
Yes, the class count is 75. She occupies position #74
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Two end-of-year dances ;-)
Old 12-29-2011, 02:55 PM   #542
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Two end-of-year dances ;-)

I'm jumping the gun a little here, because we still have two days left to go till our big year is officially over, but for me I can't help but give a little dance:



... and one more from the same guy with a little less booze in his system but a seriously great partner:



Happy 2011 everyone and congratulations on making your dream come true!

p.s. if you're a member of The Class of 2011, I hope you might contribute your own favorite dance as we close out the year
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:38 AM   #543
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Happy New Year from Alaska!

Happy New Year! Looking forward to all our new retirement adventures in 2012. Next adventure for me here - put on snowpants, snowboots, parka, headlamp, hat and mittens and walk down to neighbors who are shooting off firecrackers!

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Congratulations to our newest/last inductee Hnicols, that makes #76!

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #546
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This thread is now the 4th-most-viewed one in the "Life After FIRE" forum. Oh yeah, that works. It's just our class that doesn't
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Oh, YEAH!
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #548
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This thread is now the 4th-most-viewed one in the "Life After FIRE" forum. Oh yeah, that works. It's just our class that doesn't
Clever, thanks steely...
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #549
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Count me in! Dec 29, 2011 was my last day on payroll. On Dec 6 they offered voluntary termination that along with my pension included two years pay plus medical and dental ins.
I had planned on working two more years, 64, but like the offer of two yrs pay.
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Midpack, you deserve to retire! Thank you for bringing us together in 2011!
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #552
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Count me in! Dec 29, 2011 was my last day on payroll. On Dec 6 they offered voluntary termination that along with my pension included two years pay plus medical and dental ins.
I had planned on working two more years, 64, but like the offer of two yrs pay.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:40 AM   #554
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I believe so. A nice symmetrical number (I was tempted to say even but thought better of it).

But the more the merrier (even though a small part of me would still like to be the last one).
I don't think I am on the list of 75 so I may screw up your number. Hnicols (55) 12/31/11
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I don't think I am on the list of 75 so I may screw up your number. Hnicols (55) 12/31/11
I must be missing something, you're #76 of 76. Hopefully the Class of 2011 is set now...thanks.
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I might have missed something too, but did we somehow lose pb4uski? Maybe the final roster should number 77 (?)
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Guess I can fix this myself . Good to see such a huge list of happy people!

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #558
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Hey fellow 2012-ers - how is it going? I am fast approaching my 1 year date. My "official" date is 5/1, but my last w*rk date was April 26. I can't believe how fast the time has gone! And how busy I've been... It still crosses my mind occasionally to get a little part time, easy job somewhere close to home, but I usually get over it quickly. Frankly, I don't know how I'd fit it in!! The other thing is that this spring has been amazing, and spending time whenever I want going out for long walks has been great.

So, how's it going for the rest of you?
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Eight(8) months for me and still loving it!!! I have more things to do than time, so I consider that success. One of my numerous To Do lists is titled FUN To Do's. It's a long list.........

I just bought my long overdue boat in Feb., so getting to know it, rigging & maintaining it, and taking it out all over my part of the state has opened up a whole other world of hobbies. I haven't been on tools like this since I was a teenager working on motorcycles..........

Then there is the new RC airplane, bowflex, trap & skeet club, fishing in the new boat, etc.

I have occassional, fleeting thoughts early in the morning of "oh my god", what am I'm going to do? They always disappear with the first sip of coffee .

The down side to all of this is just what you said; time just flies by. Another thing I don't like is that somehow I still have occassional chores . Not many, but heck, if I'm truly going to be a kid again, I got to get rid of as many of those as I can.
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After 9+ months, surprisingly good so far. I feared I might get bored, and there have been times this winter that were a little slow due to weather, but overall I've been very busy. Loved summer, fall and now spring. Doing many of the same things I always did, just doing them more and much better. I've spent more time improving our house inside and out, and I'm proud of that. When I was working, I kept the house up to a lower standard. Lots of other things too. I was afraid I might spend more time watching TV and surfing the internet. Thankfully I watch very little TV, but I do spend more time on the internet than I probably should, but that's largely ya'lls fault.

I am sure the first big market downturn will test me, but I'm happy with my AA and I went through 87, 00 & 08 without balking or losing sleep, but had income then. On the plus side, I think I was pretty $ knowledgeable going into retirement, but I've learned quite a bit as well.

And I'd say there are real advantages and disadvantages to working and being retired. I'd consider them almost a draw. I have no regrets about leaving my first career after 35 years, and 18 in the last job - but I have not ruled out an encore career if I find something that really makes me jump out of bed in the morning. Not looking yet, hope to decide whether or not to relocate before even considering going back to work. YMMV
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