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Old 11-18-2014, 03:27 PM   #1
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Well....That's All Folks!!!

Unfortunately, it was simply too cold today to roll in wearing shorts and flip flops, but I turned in my parking tag/entry ID card and with that...I AM DONE DONE DONE!!!! I did something a little strange too. I normally leave for w*rk outside of rush hour...but to make it JUST SO SWEET, I made sure to leave at the HEIGHT of rush hour...and it didn't disappoint. I wanted to experience the "misery" of traffic just one more time and I bet there are many folks out there that were wondering why in the world I was grinning ear to ear during the crappy traffic. Maybe every now and then I will subject myself to some rush hour to remind me of it...or maybe not!

I think it's going to take a little time for it to sink in that I'm done working...and done working at 40 years old. It's actually very surreal right now..unlike anything I have felt before.

I wish I could say that it's time to relax, but with Thanksgiving right around the corner, there are lots of things to do before the DW and I hit the road to go visit family. And like the rest of the holiday seasons, we won't even slow down until January!

OK...that's about it. I need to go change my profile and signature here as well as change my cell phone voicemail...but I am not in any hurry, don't worry about that!

Oh yes, the picture. I have a collection of "last day" pictures of when I have left j*bs (or assignments in military jargon) but this one (the LAST!!!) is the sweetest!!!
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:37 PM   #3
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Wow, you left with STYLE. I wish I had thought of doing that!
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Nice.
The rear view mirror photo brings back a lot of memories (retired military here).

I'll be in Atlanta next month and will try to remember to raise a glass in a toast to your new life. Sounds like you've earned it.
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You will be as busy as you make up your mind to be. Plenty of time to savor the holidays. Even if you 're "busy". It's a happy kind of busy. Congratulations!


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... I wanted to experience the "misery" of traffic just one more time and I bet there are many folks out there that were wondering why in the world I was grinning ear to ear during the crappy traffic. ...

Having my last few years working remotely, traffic is one thing I abandoned a few years before I abandoned work. I used to get steamed when people would fly into town and we had a physical meeting I needed to attend (you mean I gotta find a pair of socks!!!)
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