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Old 11-10-2009, 03:38 PM   #141
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Well - you definitely start feeling cheery on Sunday evenings - just the opposite from when you were working.

Actually, we kind of "solved" the weekend thing when we became perpetual travelers. We tend to travel on Saturdays and Sundays if making a long trek. City and interstate traffic tends to be lighter and you don't have to fight rush hours. Sunday is optimal for crossing a major urban area.

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Yep - and I only roll down the road 6-8 times a year with the old Chevy Equinox.

My internal clock used wake me for several months after ER - I enjoyed(weather permitting) making a pot of black coffee and sitting on the back deck watching those poor suckers heading to work crossing the Twin span into New Orleans from Slidell, etc. Like the cat who swallowed the canary.

heh heh heh - Remember you are facing a long career of 'doing nothing in particular all day'. It's a tough skill to master - as of this yr I've been working at it for 16 yrs. .
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Congrats. It is always nice to see people set goal and achieve it.

Please continue to let us know what life is like without work.

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Old 11-10-2009, 04:30 PM   #143
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IDA's gone east for the Winter.
This is a great day to practice your knockdown shots.
We actually got a lot of rain last night and this morning. Too much standing water to play this afternoon. Maybe try tomorrow. Just watched a couple of movies while listening to my dog snore all afternoon.

Two for Tuesday, yup....time to take advantage of 2 Mexican dinners for the price of one. Take one to good old mom tonight. I may have to take an extra med or two tonight to put out the fire.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:41 PM   #144
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W2R, after watching your countdown over the final years. The final 10 days reminded me of a rocket launch 10..9... we have ignition....

One question, if you are going to change your user name a why W2R? You've done it girl no longer Want to Retire

Oh and congratulations of course.
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I was traveling/working yesterday and missed it, tied up receiving my annual performance review - something you never have to deal with again.

We've probably all been watching your countdown while enjoying you many posts/contributions.

Congratulations on achieving one of life's greatest milestones, very well done.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:44 PM   #146
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I enjoyed just now reading the 8 pages of congrats so far and now will add mine to the list: Congratulations W2R!
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W2R, sorry I'm late. Looks like you're starting off right.



It took a few weeks for the Sunday afternoon gloomies to go away.
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W2R, sorry I'm late. Looks like you're starting off right.



It took a few weeks for the Sunday afternoon gloomies to go away.
No such thing as late! I have all the time in the world, now, and you too.

Maybe I can think of some way to cheer up Sunday afternoons again. They don't need to be gloomy anymore.
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Congratulations W2R I bet you can't stop smiling.

I look forward to reading about your retired adventures.
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Congrats! I was among the posters who referred to you with the nickname W2R; it's a convenient shorthand. Well, as the official screen name, it's as good as any, and keeps you linked to the past posts.

What will you do tomorrow? Be careful not to go shopping too often!

And beware of the travel bug's bite. Before you know it, you may be shopping for that RV!

By the way, I just discovered a nick name for the RV sewer hose. It has been called the "stinky slinky", due to its flexible goose neck construction.
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Congrats! I was among the posters who referred to you with the nickname W2R; it's a convenient shorthand. Well, as the official screen name, it's as good as any, and keeps you linked to the past posts.

What will you do tomorrow? Be careful not to go shopping too often!

And beware of the travel bug's bite. Before you know it, you may be shopping for that RV!

By the way, I just discovered a nick name for the RV sewer hose. It has been called the "stinky slinky", due to its flexible goose neck construction.
No RV's, travel, or stinky slinky for me! Not my cup of tea.

I am going to play it by ear tomorrow, but I know I will have fun.
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No RV's, travel, or stinky slinky for me!
WHY NOT, if Frank would be the one dealing with the "slinky". Just don't call it that within his earshot.
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Congratulations Lady !!!
I'm happy to see you made it.
Free at Last Free at Last.

I hope things work out where I'm right behind you
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Well - you definitely start feeling cheery on Sunday evenings - just the opposite from when you were working.
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Funny thing is what actually told me w**k to 65 was not for me is that I would spend every Sunday in a funk thinking "tomorrow I have to go to w**k! That's when ER planning really kicked into gear.

Sorry for minor Hijack W2R....
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Wow it was fun reading all of that. Congrats W2R!
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Funny thing is what actually told me w**k to 65 was not for me is that I would spend every Sunday in a funk thinking "tomorrow I have to go to w**k! That's when ER planning really kicked into gear.

Sorry for minor Hijack W2R....
I always felt like that, too. It made weekends seem much shorter when Sunday was so depressing. It also took most of Sunday to do laundry, go grocery shopping and so on, in preparation for the work week.
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I always felt like that, too. It made weekends seem much shorter when Sunday was so depressing. It also took most of Sunday to do laundry, go grocery shopping and so on, in preparation for the work week.
Don't tell me you got up at 4:10am again?
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Don't tell me you got up at 4:10am again?
5:42 AM this morning - - - progress!
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Congrats! I am pea-green with envy, and glad to hear that you are enjoying your first official week. One time several years ago you posted your story about how you started thinking/planning/etc for ER. If you are of a mind, I wish you'd post that link. I remember thinking it was very inspirational. Of course, hearing how giddy you are this week is very inspirational also!! Congrats again.
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Congrats! I am pea-green with envy, and glad to hear that you are enjoying your first official week. One time several years ago you posted your story about how you started thinking/planning/etc for ER. If you are of a mind, I wish you'd post that link. I remember thinking it was very inspirational. Of course, hearing how giddy you are this week is very inspirational also!! Congrats again.
I am not exactly sure which post you have in mind, but maybe it is this one:

Is our attitude toward work different than general population?

The first thing I did after retiring was to immediately be swept off by Frank to a lunch celebration - - but the second thing I did was to write my brother George (mentioned in the link) an e-mail to tell him that yes, thanks to him I DID IT!

He congratulated me and then told me that he must be from another planet because he found that in retirement, he lives a 25 hour day instead of 24 hours unless he sets his alarm..
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