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Old 02-16-2011, 01:56 PM   #61
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martyp, boy, I'm going through that right now. Countdown timer at 177 days (~6 mos.) and it is tough. I'm in a period of work with a lot of turmoil, and I'm having to go through it to hit my planned date of 8/12/11.

I won't be announcing until the first week of May (after bonus and merit lump sum). I think then it may get better cause they will know I can't be counted on long term.
The worst time was between June and September when I then announced my retirement at work. From September to November things got a bit better having made the announcement. I slowly started to relax more on the weekends. By November I had shed my employees, purged my office of stuff, and basically had nothing to do for the last 3 weeks. It was bored and trying (in vain) to "look busy".
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:05 PM   #62
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Retire2014, I talked about it from the time I realized I had a good stable job and a good stable marriage. I got serious about it when we sent a check for 20k (big money, I was nervous) to Vanguard the year before the Roth IRA started, I don't remember the exact year, 96, 97? Today is my 30th anniversary with the company which sets me free.
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It was bored and trying (in vain) to "look busy".
I have enough to do, but I am already struggling considerably with bored, and I still have until end of June to go. I am used to working on projects that take a year or more, and I really can't start some things that I can't see to the end.

I am also having a hard time resisting telling people I have worked with for almost 20 years, but I know it's best if I wait until close to the end, and intend to do just that. I'll only be out in the open for about 3 weeks, then gone...as it has to be.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:42 AM   #64
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Set the ER date for June 6! Told my boss three weeks ago, and thought it would be a secret for awhile, but then they advertised my position on USA Jobs, and so everyone knows. Two or three folks each day ask me what is going on, and what j*b I am taking when I leave, and when I say I am not really sure I will ever work again they look at me incredulously . . . .

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:11 PM   #67
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Hey, I will turn 54 shortly befor my last day (June 6). I fixed the list below.

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I think it would be nice if everyone changed the font color of their name when they get the deed done.

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On another thread today Chinaco says he will be 55. I like the idea of changing colors as ER happens.

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Count me in. I've added myself below, and when the big day arrives for me in August, I will color me happy .

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3 down 20 to go looks right, but your list was missing one member? And I thought green might feel more liberating. As always, feel free to make changes or adds yourselves...

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I'm loving this. Go green! So appropriate for St. Patrick's Day (not to mention early retirement... )
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WTG Runningbum. How does it feel?
Very nice, no second thoughts about it. I only had a week off then went on a ski trip for 8 days and have a few more errands piled up this week so I don't know that it's really hit me yet.
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