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Old 07-05-2014, 03:28 PM   #621
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Marty...Can you get the free space available hops? You could save a ton doing that.
Dave, yep, I can fly space-a if I want to. I figure I'll take a look into that sometime. Also gonna look into AFVC Armed Forces Vacation Club deals too. I hear there are some good deals to be had with resort, cruise & other leisure activities. Also fully expect to utilize military billeting, at least to some extent, while we're driving around on our US road travels.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:38 PM   #622
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I've been looking at these ER lists for a few years with a fair amount of envy.

To finally see my name on on it is kind of surreal. These next several months are going to crawl by.
I know what you mean. I had been on the fence for a while (OMY was in full effect) and I was still 'sort of' enjoying my j&b. But recently there have been lots of little things that have become infinitely annoying..as I call it: death by a thousand cuts. So, I went in last Monday and dropped my retirement papers. I am 'on the clock' until November 23 and it feels like it's going to be forever!!! I think that's funny since 2 weeks ago, I had talked myself into doing OMY.

Sent From My Motorola Startac. Please excuse grammatical errors.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:41 PM   #623
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Decided to turn in my notice yesterday. Last day is 7/18. Put me down for class of 2014.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:52 AM   #624
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Congrats! Did something become the straw that broke the camel's back yesterday?
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:34 PM   #625
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You can add our ages

sgfgrover15-age 45
sgfgrover15's H-age 46
Please add my age too. "fiddy- nine".
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:22 PM   #626
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Here's a plot of class size by year (I got bored waiting for my wife to return from the farmers market with dutch letters). Looks like a banner year.

Didn't find any lists for 2009 or earlier.
The analytical part of me wants to see a chart that shows class size divided by the year's posters. In other words, what fraction of the year's posters were in the year's class.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:29 PM   #627
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I think each class size is Just Right.

I was happy to be in mine and enjoy reading the new posts as they arrive.

I'm not analytical so much anymore. I just don't work
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:45 PM   #628
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Please add my age too. "fiddy- nine".
Put me down for 48. I'm #75 on the list.

WhoDaresWins & Marty, congrats! I'm hoping to join you around Thanksgiving time.
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:47 AM   #629
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The analytical part of me wants to see a chart that shows class size divided by the year's posters. In other words, what fraction of the year's posters were in the year's class.
I'd like to see a second bar showing average class retirement age for each year.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:24 AM   #630
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While we like to keep everyone on the list, I've replaced jollystomper with bssc, our newest member at #30:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014
6. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - 08/07/2014 - Age 54
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014 - DONE!!!
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - 01/03/2014
13. gozer - 01/31/2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014 ?
16. Meadbh - Mar-2014
17. nun - Mar-2014
18. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
19. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
20. Hawk50s - Oct-2014
21. jimbee - 04/03/2014
22. Dakotah - 05/02/2014
23. christian_n - Jun-2014
24. fh2000 - Jun-2014
25. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
26. scrinch - Jun-2014
27. 02camp - Jun-2014
28. Huston55 - 06/05/2014 Last day - 06/30/2014 Official day
29. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
30. bssc - 07/18/2014
31. photoguy -03/04/2014
32. linny727 - Jun-2014
33. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
34. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
35. powlusr - Jun-2014
36. WhoDaresWins - 07/02/2014 - Age 59
37. Grainiac - Aug-2014
38. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
39. hakuna matata - Oct-2014 - Age 55
40. FLD3C - Oct-2014
41. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
42. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014 - Age 55
43. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014 Maybe earlier in the year
44. sengsational - 01/24/2014
45. Amethyst - Jan-2014
46. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
47. Difficultrun - 04/30/2014
48. pinejake May-2014
49. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
50. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
51. Grigori - Apr-2014
52. Andre1969 - ? - Age 44
53. In-control - Jun-2014 ?
54. Kaufmanrider - 01/11/2014 - Age 49
55. Theseus - Jul-2014
56. annienz - Feb-2014 for sure
57. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
58. Rena - 2014
59. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
60. poorcarver - 02/28/2014
61. palomalou - 05/12/2014
62. CherylGrrl - 01/31/2014
63. Snowcat - Jun-2014
64. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
65. Tailgate - Jan-2014
66. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
67. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
68. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
69. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
70. Singletrack - Jan-2014
71. PRSC - Jan-2014
72. dawdmorgan - Jan-2014
73. martyb - July 3, 2014 - age 56
74. Dcharles - 12/31/2013
75. aim-high - -2014 - Age 48
76. Corporateburnout - Jun-2014
77. Buck2520 - Jan-2014
78. cinman2000 - 08/01/2014
79. ragabnh - 07/11/2014
80. Jackanory - Jan-2014
81. Cassie - Jan-2014
82. Doxiemama - October 14, 2014
83. Chris M - Jan-2014
84. Dog - 08/01/2014
85. 6miths - 05/02/2014
86. jimbo14 - 01/30/2014
87. mschipa - 01/05/2014
88. meperki - 01/01/2014
89. campcrew - 03/14/2014
90. Jgot - H - 03/01/2014
91. PERSonalTime - 01/01/2014
92. tbilltubbs - 04/01/2014
93. ER2CR - Aug-2014
94. ktmissouri - 01/17/2014
95. Tom52 - 02/28/2014
96. Jaded salami - 03/31/2014 - Age 52
97. moester - 07/01/2014
98. just me - 02/28/2014
99. Dave in VA - 04/11/2014
100. trouthog - 04/04/2014
101. chris66 - 03/31/2014
102. LaVieQ - 03/31/2014
103. springr - 01/01/2014
104. nerkdawg - 04/01/2014
105. EllisWyatt - 04/30/2014
106. Jager - 06/02/2014
107. Dixie19 - 04/30/2014
108. Ally - H - 04/30/2014
109. Looking4Ward - 06/02/2014
110. Pastorm1 - 05/23/2014
111. Debinnov a - Jun-Jul-2014
112. Marinauser - 12/31/2014
113. Athena53 - 05/09/2014
114. EastWestGal - 09/15/2014
115. pjm-7 - 06/06/2014 - Age 56
116. jim747 - 05/01/2014
117. Cat-tirement - Sep-2014
118. fidler4 - 06/02/2014
119. timmar - June-2014
120. rodi - 06/19/2014 - age 52
121. jjquantz - 08/27/2014 - Age 55
122. sgfgrover15 - 08/22/2014 - Age 45
123. sgfgrover15 - H - 10/24/2014 - Age 46
124. Lakewood90712 - 07/14/2014
125. WinterHaven - 6/30/14 ESR - Age 44
126. heey_joe - 12/31/2014 - Age 59
127. ajs56 - Jul-Aug-2014 - Age 57
128. FlyBoy5 - 12/31/2014 - Age 40
129. Sea Kayaker - 09/15/2014 - Age 42
130. bobafett - 05/2014 -


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Yay....counting tonight only 3 more Sunday night angst evenings left to go :-)

AKCK - you can list my age at 56 - thank you.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:32 PM   #632
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Congrats to all additional members of class of 2014.

BTW, since we're adding ages - you can list my age as 48 (I'm Chris, born in 1966...).
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:12 PM   #633
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7/15/14 milestone - today I handed my signed notice of intent to retire on 8/1/14 to the HR manager. I advised my manager about it months ago, but kept them in suspense waiting for the official notice.

7/18/14 milestone will be my 57th birthday
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:21 PM   #634
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Congratulations Theseus! Impressive!
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:56 AM   #635
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Congratulations Theseus! Impressive!
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And, Happy Birthday!
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:39 PM   #636
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YAY we have been upgraded......H has made his arrangements and he is done September 28 now........I am so excited.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:20 PM   #637
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Now it's REALLY official... I turned in my resignation letter yesterday. Last day of work is Sept. 12, 2014 - so three days earlier than my original estimate. September 12 is a Friday. I predict that weekend might just end up being the greatest weekend of my life - and no Sunday Night Dread. Already, word of my ER decision has started to percolate amongst family and friends. I predict it may reach a full blown uproar. Nobody in my circles has EVER retired this early - EVERYONE has worked into their 60's - many doing so despite having more than enough savings to retire much earlier.

I predict that ER is going to be pretty great. Will miss the paycheques though.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:38 PM   #638
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After much thought and hand-wringing I'm officially resigning from the class of 2014. This week I extended the lease on my house in Jakarta for another 22 months until May 2016. And when I say extended the lease, that means I paid almost $90k up front for that extension, so it's a solid commitment. I chose May 2016 because that makes me eligible for megacorp retiree medical benefits (slightly lower cost than subsidized ACA with a better plan), the 2016 bonus plan, and full 2016 vacation allocation, yet frees me up to play for the entire 2016 summer. So I guess I just joined the class of 2016. That means by the time I retire I will have been a member of this forum for 10 years trying to ER. That's enough prep time I think....even for someone who isn't too great with change.
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Congrats on making it official, Sea Kayaker! From what you've discussed on the forum, you should be completely set financially. It'll be interesting to see if your spouse sours on work more quickly than she would have thought.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:53 PM   #640
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Yes, Wannabe... that is really my biggest question mark as I enter ER. How long will my wife continue to work? She could join me in ER now, as our investment income is comfortably above our expenses (by about 2k monthly) but she knows that the longer she works, the higher our eventual retirement lifestyle will be - and she isn't quite the frugal freak that I am. She insists that as long as she continues to love her job, she is fine working another ten years. We will see.
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