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Old 03-29-2006, 01:37 PM   #81
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Let me be the first to offer congratulations. Life is good.
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Re: The flurry of ERs
Old 03-29-2006, 01:44 PM   #82
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BabyApe,

I missed out on being the first here to congratulate you, so I'll settle for second. But I can still be the first to ask, "Whatya DO all day!"

Determining how to answer than question is a wonderful problem to have....


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Old 03-29-2006, 01:48 PM   #83
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Woo hoo!

What are you going to do on your first day out of school?

Helpful hint: set the alarm for your usual wake-up time. When it goes off, shut it off, grin and go back to sleep.
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Au contraire... take a hammer, and smash that f%$#%*...
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:33 PM   #85
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Good point.

You definitely dont need one of these...

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Old 03-29-2006, 02:48 PM   #86
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AltaRed, I thought you were staying South?

Are you saying that Calgary is a better place to retire to than Houston??
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I impusively resigned my position today and suddenly I am overcome with a sense of well being, promise for the future and optimism.*
I'm launching into this with a 3.25 SWR.
Congratulations, BabyApe.

"Impulsive" would be resigning without knowing your expenses or your net worth.*

Resigning after spending 18 months reading the ER board and being able to quote your SWR to two significant figures is a sign that you're FI and somebody at work pissed you off-- at which point you decided that you weren't going to put up with all that @#$%ing stuff anymore.

Same result either way!!
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:58 PM   #88
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Congratulations BabyApe! I hope that you enjoy it! What are ya gonna do all day?

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The other thing that happened today is I was walking around our small city and there was no one around except for some artists, students, self employed people etc. It was so much more enjoyable than rush hour. From now on I think I will only leave the house between 10 and 4pm.
That would be M-F. Your attitiude toward weekends will shift 180 degrees and instead of TGIF it will be TGIM.

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Old 03-30-2006, 07:11 AM   #91
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Yeah

After 12 yrs. of ER - I have to check the calender to know the day of the week.

At least - the Golden Retriever licks my face every morning 5:30 - 6:00 for his morning whize and romp outside.

Do try to avoid the morning and evening rush hours for errands during the day though.

I can't imagine anymore - that I spent thirty years commuting to work.

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Old 03-30-2006, 08:54 AM   #92
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Baby Ape,

I have just completed my fourth week of my retirement. I did not retire quite as spur of the moment as you did, but I did shock quite a few people who didn't think I would do it. Let me enable your retirement decision.

"Regrets, I've had a few, but too few to really mention." You can sing along if you would like.

If you are like me, you won't miss anything about work. I haven't even driven by the place in the last four weeks. I have moments of panic also, but usually about fun things like which wine goes with stuffed flounder.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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I'll check in later but I'm having a lot of problems with my exit interview at the moment.* I never gave them a written resignation so my boss decided to make my termination date effective tomorrow.* Now I'm claiming that I believe I was actually fired and therefore I should get severance like everyone else that gets canned.*
Sounds legally defensible to me. After all, who can really say for sure what you said vs. what the boss heard? You can always grab a lawyer to show them you are not playing around.

Butthole. Da boss could have had a smooth transition. Now the fool has a fight on his hands with an ex employee who holds the cards.
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:41 AM   #95
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I haven't even driven by the place in the last four weeks.
Not even to smirk as you roar on by? Geez, you're missing half the fun*
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Not even to smirk as you roar on by? Geez, you're missing half the fun
Good point! Maybe next week.

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Old 04-03-2006, 06:17 PM   #97
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Okay all you guys, I am going to just do it! My retirement date has been moved up to 06/02/06 and I can't wait!!!

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Old 04-03-2006, 06:22 PM   #98
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Feels pretty darn good, don't it!

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Old 04-03-2006, 06:56 PM   #99
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It feels the best!!!! Only 42 working days left!


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Awesome, Dreamer! You all would love this, yesterday DW turned to me and said, "hey, 12 days untill I "ER"!

Upon which I said, "well, congrats, all though I think you just signed up for work without pay!".
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