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Old 01-04-2015, 04:49 PM   #781
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:40 PM   #782
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For those of you who watch ESPN, Sports Center and know who Stuart Scott is I am sorry to say he passed today. Cancer. He was 49 years old. I was a fan and I am also 49 years old. It reminds me that I need to punch out of here sooner than later. This coming week is my last scheduled. I am half heartedly looking for another job. Technically don't need one but DW wants to pad the finances. I'll give updates as they come. RIP Stuart Scott.


+1 Also a fan. Much of what we watch on Sports Center today is because of him. Class guy.

BOOYAAA!!! And, rest well on the other side of that pillow.
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:58 AM   #783
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1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
3. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
4. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
5. debster747 - Jan-2014
6. Coaster - 08/07/2014 - Age 54
7. rodi - H - Jan-2014 - DONE!!!
8. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
9. Cassie - 01/03/2014
10. gozer - 01/31/2014
11. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
12. redduck - 2014
13. nun - Mar-2014
14. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
15. Nunthewiser - 11/26/2014
16. Hawk50s - Oct-2014
17. jimbee - 04/03/2014
18. Dakotah - 05/02/2014
19. christian_n - Jun-2014
20. fh2000 - Jun-2014
21. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
22. Milkman - 09/01/2014 - Age 64
23. 02camp - Jun-2014
24. Huston55 - 06/30/2014 - Age 58
25. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
26. bssc - 07/18/2014
27. photoguy -03/04/2014
28. linny727 - Jun-2014
29. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
30. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
31. powlusr - Jun-2014
32. WhoDaresWins - 07/02/2014 - Age 59
33. Grainiac - Aug-2014
34. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
35. hakuna matata - 09/30/2014- Age 55
36. FLD3C - Oct-2014
37. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
38. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014 - Age 55
39. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014 Maybe earlier in the year
40. sengsational - 01/24/2014 - Age 54
41. Amethyst - Jan-2014
42. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
43. Difficultrun - 04/30/2014
44. pinejake May-2014
45. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
46. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
47. Grigori 12/10/2014
48. In-control - 07/28/2014
49. Kaufmanrider - 01/11/2014 - Age 49
50. Theseus - 08/01/2014 - Age 57
51. annienz - Feb-2014 for sure
52. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
53. Rena - 2014
54. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
55. poorcarver - 02/28/2014
56. palomalou - 05/12/2014
57. CherylGrrl - 01/31/2014
58. Snowcat - 10/16/2014 - Age 47
59. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
60. Tailgate - Jan-2014
61. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
62. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
63. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
64. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
65. Singletrack - Jan-2014
66. PRSC - Jan-2014
67. dawdmorgan - Jan-2014
68. martyb - July 3
69. Dcharles - 12/31/2013
70. Corporateburnout - Jun-2014
71. Buck2520 - Jan-2014
72. cinman2000 - 08/01/2014 - Age 54
73. ragabnh - 07/11/2014
74. Jackanory -01/03/2014 - Age 61
75. Cassie - Jan-2014
76. Doxiemama - October 14
77. Chris M - Jan-2014
78. Dog - 08/01/2014 - Age 56
79. 6miths - 05/02/2014
80. jimbo14 - 01/30/2014
81. mschipa - 01/05/2014
82. meperki - 01/01/2014
83. campcrew - 03/14/2014
84. Jgot - H - 03/01/2014
85. PERSonalTime - 01/01/2014
86. tbilltubbs - 04/01/2014
87. ER2CR - Aug-2014
88. ktmissouri - 01/17/2014
89. Tom52 - 02/28/2014
90. Jaded salami - 03/31/2014 - Age 52
91. moester - 07/01/2014
92. just me - 02/28/2014
93. Dave in VA - 04/11/2014
94. trouthog - 04/04/2014
95. chris66 - 03/31/2014 - Age 48
96. LaVieQ - 03/31/2014
97. springr - 01/01/2014
98. nerkdawg - 04/01/2014
99. EllisWyatt - 04/30/2014
100. Jager - 06/02/2014
101. Dixie19 - 04/30/2014
102. Ally - H - 04/30/2014
103. Looking4Ward - 06/02/2014
104. Pastorm1 - 05/23/2014
105. Debinnov a - Jun-Jul-2014
106. Marinauser - 12/31/2014
107. Athena53 - 05/09/2014
108. EastWestGal - 12/31/2014
109. pjm-7 - 06/06/2014 - Age 56
110. jim747 - 05/01/2014
111. Cat-tirement - 09/05/2014 - Age 55
112. fidler4 - 06/02/2014
113. timmar - June-2014
114. rodi - 06/19/2014 - age 52
115. jjquantz - 08/27/2014 - Age 55
116. sgfgrover15 - 08/22/2014 - Age 45
117. sgfgrover15 - H - 09/28/2014 - Age 46
118. Lakewood90712 - 07/14/2014
119. WinterHaven - 6/30/14 ESR - Age 44
120. heey_joe - 12/31/2014 - Age 59
121. ajs56 - 08/14/2014- Age 57
122. FlyBoy5 - 12/31/2014 - Age 40
123. Sea Kayaker - 09/12/2014 - Age 42
124. bobafett - 05/2014 -
125. wishin&hopin - Sept
126. Snowcat - H - 10/10/2014 - Age 51
127. tuffshed - 09/15/2014
128. WestcoastRN - 12/31/2014
129. jim584672 - 10/2014
130. old woman - 07/15/2014
131. howdidigetthisold - 12/01/2014
132. FedExCourier - 11/26/2014
133. Likes_to_Lurk - 05/29/2014
134. Dhickman57 - 03/17/2014 - Age 57

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Old 01-20-2015, 08:30 AM   #784
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Happy to say I joined the Class of 2014 as of December 19th. I'm filling in part time until my replacement arrives around the first of March. There was so much activity around the holidays and then a running vacation (Disney half marathon and marathon) in January. I am finally settling down to revel in "retirement". I have yet to decide where I want to end up - currently in south Georgia, but I can't stand the gnats in the summer which is a good 6 months of the year down here. Columbia, MO, southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas are currently on the short list, but I need to do some exploring as it has been a decade or longer since spending any time in these locales.
I've learned so much from this group, and I hope to continue to learn more from all of you!
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:21 PM   #785
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My 9 months since retiring last April have been fabulous. Both of our daughters had babies last year, and we have time to do the Grandparent thing. We have traveled too-Paris, Puerto Vallarta, and a Caribbean Cruise. Last fall I got involved in a production of Fiddler on the Roof, playing Lazar Wolf. Most fun I have had in many years!
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:58 PM   #786
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Only 5 months in. Mainly been concentrating on recuperating mentally and physically from my 25 year meat grinder construction gig - haven't done any of the "big things" on my post-ER list yet...although I did manage to sneak in a month of Baja goodness. That said, probably the happiest 5 month stretch I can remember.

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Old 01-20-2015, 04:02 PM   #787
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SK, is the missus doing okay with you being retired still? Did she get to spend any time in Mexico when you went? Disregard if these questions are too personal. Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:23 PM   #788
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SK, is the missus doing okay with you being retired still? Did she get to spend any time in Mexico when you went? Disregard if these questions are too personal. Thanks.
I think she is loving it as much as I am. As for our Mexico trip, I went down a week before her, so I had a month there while she had 3 weeks...worked out well. I picked her up at the airport and had our condo stocked with groceries...and cervezas.
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Still in Transition

Been semi-FIREd for 7 mos now and enjoying it tremendously. The freedom to make one's own schedule is priceless. Have done some consulting work about 6 wks during that time, and actually enjoyed that too.

But, we are still in transition because we're moving (as originally planned) to the SF Bay Area next month. We decided to return, after more than a decade, to the place where we have great friends and wonderful memories. So, although we've started to settle into a RE routine, the fact that we're really still 'in transition' makes it different. We are spending much of our time preparing for the move and it feels different psychologically as well; we feel somewhat in limbo. I expect that will be the case until we're settled into our new place, and the routine that goes with it. Looking forward to getting there and settled for, hopefully, the long haul.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:34 AM   #790
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Hey gang, just wanted to pop in and see how all of you Class of 2014'ers are doing. Now that the weather's getting nicer and I'm starting to feel like a kid about to start summer vacation, I'm starting to wish I hadn't dropped out! Anyway, hope everyone's making the most of it!
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:50 PM   #791
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After 15.5 months of glorious retirement I was asked to come back (to work - horrors) part-time for a year. I almost didn't do it, but they made it so lucrative that I jumped. Paying me more than when I worked full-time! And instead of paying insanely high retiree medical benefit premiums, I pay active employee rates; then jump to another 18 months on COBRA. I hate being tied down, but, for me, it is a good trade off. AND....I am taking a month off in November to travel to South Africa.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:25 PM   #792
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Hey gang, just wanted to pop in and see how all of you Class of 2014'ers are doing. Now that the weather's getting nicer and I'm starting to feel like a kid about to start summer vacation, I'm starting to wish I hadn't dropped out! Anyway, hope everyone's making the most of it!
As I near my 1 year anniversary - I have to say it's a great feeling to not have to go to work. As others have said - I wonder how I ever found time to work.
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Hey gang, just wanted to pop in and see how all of you Class of 2014'ers are doing. Now that the weather's getting nicer and I'm starting to feel like a kid about to start summer vacation, I'm starting to wish I hadn't dropped out! Anyway, hope everyone's making the most of it!
Closing in on 14 months of retirement and all is well. I'm caught up with spring yard work, and I'm hitting the hobbies hard.
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16 months of retirement for me. And it has been wonderful! There is no way I could ever hold a job anymore. Money is not an issue. Life is Good!
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:42 PM   #795
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Getting near the one year mark.

Finally relaxing , no longer have the "I have to rush and be somewhere feeling " and no more "Aw crap , it's work tomorrow " Sunday nights.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:08 AM   #796
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Enjoying every minute of retirement as I approach my one year anniversary. I don't miss the one hour commute and the office politics. I meet some colleagues for lunch every couple of months with an agreement not to discuss the workplace.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:27 PM   #797
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Still learning this ER thing with 10 months nearly gone by already. And time flying by so astonishingly fast has truly been the biggest eye-opener. We always have something to do, and have not been bored ever; but cabin fever was getting ugly before Springtime finally arrived. I think a Caribbean vacation is in store for us this next winter to avoid that happening again. On the FIRE side of things, it has been interesting watching the budget, coming in about 30% under monthly budget on a routine basis but it doesn't seem like we are missing or wanting for anything. We actually stopped taking distributions and have been gliding for a few months, just living off smallish pensions. Waiting to see what SCOTUS has to say about ACA, and have plans in place to keep 2015 income very, very low should that have some advantage in the bigger picture.
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I'm at 17 months. Haven't missed a day of having someone else tell me what to do or what I did wrong.
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