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Old 11-09-2009, 03:24 PM   #61
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congrats W2R! I'm very happy for you, and hope to live vicariously through your many ER adventures!
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:25 PM   #62
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:28 PM   #63
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Yahoo! Wishing you all good things in the years to come.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:29 PM   #64
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A little late, but let me offer my heartfelt congratulations on finally grabbing the brass ring (and running off with it)! Today is really the first day of the rest of your life now that you have a REAL life again, finally.

As that great philosopher, Maynard G. Krebs, said, "WORK?!"

I'll be following you into retirement sometime in late February, 2010.

But you already know this
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:31 PM   #65
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A little late, but let me offer my heartfelt congratulations on finally grabbing the brass ring (and running off with it)! Today is really the first day of the rest of your life now that you have a REAL life again, finally.

As that great philosopher, Maynard G. Krebs, said, "WORK?!"

I'll be following you into retirement sometime in late February, 2010.

But you already know this
Thank you, want2xplore!! And yes, I did already know that.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:36 PM   #66
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Congratulations W2R. Well done.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:52 PM   #67
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Does this mean you'll have more time to read my posts and send me warnings?
There are 1675 homes currently for sale in Springfield, MO so I'm sure she'll be busy for a while.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:53 PM   #68
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That's got to feel like a piano getting off of your back.

I plan to join you in 20XY, and with good fortune, X will be less than 2.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:59 PM   #69
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Let me add my congratulations!! Looking forward to hearing about all your coming retirement adventures. 2 and 1/2 years until I get there.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:08 PM   #70
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Thank you so much, everybody!! I can't answer each post individually, but send my hugs and/or warm fuzzies and thanks to each and every one of you.

Still, these posts I just HAVE to address:


Thank you!! Maybe this avatar would be more appropriate for a novice retiree:


Retirement is at least as awesome and exciting as the Emerald City...




Thank you, and don't worry - - I'll be here. A neophyte retiree like me needs all the tips and pointers that the experienced retirees on this forum can provide! And in turn, maybe I can help by providing my experiences and points of view to those close on my heels.


OMG, thank you and I *LOVE* it!! Dare I say it?

Whee!!!

Another ride upwards on the Dow rollercoaster, and on my ER day. Can't get any better than that, even though it will surely go down in a day or two. I can't wait to see the results, to see what my nestegg on Retirement Day ends up being, and consequently what my SWR will apply to!

Frank just took me to lunch, to celebrate. It was hard to turn in my badge (after wearing it every day) and I didn't expect that, but now it is kind of cool to know that even if I wanted to go to work (which I don't), I couldn't!

Ok ok so you are not in Kansas anymore. But you do know you retired just in time for snow in Missouri.

Right?

I wouldn't rush out to shop for snow tires too soon - relax and enjoy.

heh heh heh - .
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:17 PM   #71
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That's got to feel like a piano getting off of your back.
Yes, or like washing off a thick coat of mud while standing under a mountain waterfall.

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I plan to join you in 20XY, and with good fortune, X will be less than 2.
Good! If it is going to be less than 1, you'd better get a move on....
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Ok ok so you are not in Kansas anymore. But you do know you retired just in time for snow in Missouri.

Right?

I wouldn't rush out to shop for snow tires too soon - relax and enjoy.

heh heh heh - .
That's what I plan to do. Frank isn't going to retire until he gets laid off, and his layoff is now scheduled to be in another three months. So, I have a little time to kick back, relax, and enjoy life before I need to do anything concerning selling my house and moving.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:26 PM   #72
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Grrrrrrreat!! As Tony the Tiger would say.
I've been watching your countdown for a while.
Now down to less than 150 days myself.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:33 PM   #73
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You've been waiting for this since I've known you, so CONGRATS!!!!!
Time to take off and enjoy yourself, which you so richly deserve no doubt!

No more teachers, no more books...no more supervisors dirty looks! YEAH!!!!


FLOWERS TO YOU,W2R!!!!!

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Old 11-09-2009, 04:34 PM   #74
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Congrats, Wafting2Relaxation! I've been counting down with you for quite a while, and am glad you were able to go through with it on schedule. You are a wonderful example for all those still w*rking. Have a great next season of your life.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:50 PM   #75
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Welcome to the rest of your life...the part where REAL LIVING begins!!! Welcome to Endless Days of Play!!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:04 PM   #76
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Grrrrrr8!!! Enjoy.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:22 PM   #77
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Yay! You are a role model for us all
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:22 PM   #78
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In fact, here are some fireworks!

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Old 11-09-2009, 05:23 PM   #79
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As promised...



To say I'm happy for you would be the biggest understatement of the century.
Soooooooo...did some champagne get uncorked? Confetti tossed skyward?

Any Snoopy dances ?

Bonus benefit - you will NEVER ever have to keep track of that #@!* badge again.
How many times did it feel like a shackle ?
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