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Old 12-30-2008, 05:13 PM   #21
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How exciting, good for you! I retired in early October and it still really hasn't sunk in but I am starting to lose track of the day of the week!
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:08 PM   #22
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Wheel congrats on your freedom!!!!! Loose the wrist watch if you haven't already all you need to know is Dark = Night and Light = Day and what day of the week only matters for shopping on days where everyone else is at w^^k.
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:00 PM   #23
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Its great to read this post !!! Happy for you !!!
If all goes well, this time next year I'll be making a similar statement.
Hate to wish my life away but, hope this year fly's by.
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:07 PM   #24
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Hate to wish my life away but, hope this year fly's by
ditto (apart from my 3 weeks in England in May - I want that to drag on and on and on)
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1 day 18 hours 4 minutes 46 seconds, but whose counting......
Mission Control to Cmdr Wheel9 - we have a go, repeat we have a go...prepare for launch...

...into the best thing since sliced bread. Is it soup yet?
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Life is complicated. Woke up on January 1 and greeted by news that my MIL had died during the night. So we are scrambling to get cross country for a funeral and making arrangements long distance, so the retirement part has not really sunk in yet. So we appear to be in a holding pattern for a little bit. Life 2.0 will have to wait ...just a little.
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Life is complicated. Woke up on January 1 and greeted by news that my MIL had died during the night. So we are scrambling to get cross country for a funeral and making arrangements long distance, so the retirement part has not really sunk in yet. So we appear to be in a holding pattern for a little bit. Life 2.0 will have to wait ...just a little.
Sorry to hear about your loss, that must be an awful way to start your new life. Condolences to you and your family.
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Wheel,
Sorry for your loss. Life does have a funny way of throwing us a curve when we least expect it...all the planning in the world never prepares us for fate.

My condolences to you and your family.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:20 PM   #29
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I am so sorry to hear that sad news. Please accept my condolences for you and your family.
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wheel9, congrads on your upcoming retirement. Your mention of the alarm clock ringing reminds me of the first day of my retimement. After getting up for years on end at 5 am, I'm just really going to enjoy sleeping in on what would normally be a work day (March 16, 1988). Snuggled in next to the wife when the phone rings at 5:30am. It's my son in law on his way to work and he just hit a deer and wrecked his car. Can I come and help him out? What a start to my retirement.
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For the last six weeks of employment I'm sure that I was the highest-paid janitor in the county. They took me off cases six weeks beforehand since I wouldn't be available for court and my sole duties were to vacuum the office and empty the trash cans, duties normally rotated weekly among everyone else. We didn't have janitor service because of evidence-access issues.

It still left a lot of time for long lunches and errands.

wheel9, sorry to hear of your loss at what otherwise should be a happy time.
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Congrats, Wheel9. I wish you a long, happy retirement. I am so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.
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Thanks for all of your kind comments. We did a 48 hour cross-county jaunt, and am now back to try and get used to this retirement thing. The last few days have been a blur, and the break will be welcome.
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