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Old 02-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #9641
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Last day or w*rk today. A bit surreal. Went to the office and turned in my laptop, work id, etc. Feels good/strange.

Now sorting out insurance, cell phone, etc that was previously provided by my employer.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:39 PM   #9642
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Last day or w*rk today. A bit surreal. Went to the office and turned in my laptop, work id, etc. Feels good/strange.

Now sorting out insurance, cell phone, etc that was previously provided by my employer.
Congratulations! I raise a glass in your honor.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #9643
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Last day of w*rk today.
The above is a post most of us get to make only once in a lifetime.

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Old 02-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #9645
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True.

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Worked. However, tomorrow I'm heading to NC to spend the week with my mom & sisters, daughter, grandaughter etc. My mom's 82nd birthday is on Thursday, Feb 9th, and I want to spend it with her. We'll be taking mom out for a nice dinner. I wanted to throw her a big birthday bash, but my sister leaked the plan, and mom said she really didn't want all that. So....just a nice, quiet evening. Doesn't matter, as long as I get to spend it with her.
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Last day or w*rk today. A bit surreal. Went to the office and turned in my laptop, work id, etc. Feels good/strange.

Now sorting out insurance, cell phone, etc that was previously provided by my employer.

Congratulations ! Sleep in tomorrow !
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Rode my exercise bike for the first time in about a year. Trying to make good on my New Year's Resolution (oh..I started a month late ).

Boy, do I feel out of shape.
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Congratulations ! Sleep in tomorrow !
Thanks. Believe it or not, I had a dentist appointment tomorrow at 8am that is a half hour from home that I had scheduled a long time ago, before moving or pulling the trigger. I decided that was absolutely NOT the way to begin my retirement so I rescheduled it.

I do hope to take a picture of the sunrise in the morning a la the Prudential Financial commercials.
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I do hope to take a picture of the sunrise in the morning a la the Prudential Financial commercials.
I see you were up early enough to get it, did you?
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I do hope to take a picture of the sunrise in the morning a la the Prudential Financial commercials.
Actually, one of my retirement goals was to never again be awake early enough to see the sunrise. It is understatement to say that I am not a morning person.

Wow, temps in the high 60's F yesterday! I washed the pickup truck and the motorcycle, then of course I had to take the motorcycle out for a 100 mile ride to make sure it was thoroughly dry.

Today the forecast is rain so I'll detail the truck in the garage.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:34 AM   #9652
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I see you were up early enough to get it, did you?
It was overcast so no sun, would have been a pretty bland picture. OTOH, the groundhog (or woodchuck in our neck of the woods) would not have seen his shadow so hopefully we will have an early spring.

Forecast is for sun tomorrow, so if I wake up in time I'll try again tomorrow.
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Congratulations on your first day of retirement.
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Going out tonight to celebrate 5 years of retirement.
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It was 74 and sunny today. The DW and I went to the local winery, sat on the deck, sipped a merlot, and contemplated life.
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I went for a run at a nearby lake and saw, for the first time in my life, a pileated woodpecker. What a cool bird! There is a small wooded area where I park the car near the lake. Just before I got out of the car, something in the woods caught my eye - a very large wingspan, and the black and white with a splash of red. The bird stopped on a tree and I got a really good look at it. Before this, the only woodpeckers I had seen were the little downy woodpeckers - cute and interesting, but not nearly as impressive as this one. I hope I get a chance to see this bird again.
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Getting ready for my chilly bike ride, I hosed off the bike from the last ride. When I put the hose down, it turned on and soaked me. I hate when that happens.
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I went for a run at a nearby lake and saw, for the first time in my life, a pileated woodpecker. What a cool bird! There is a small wooded area where I park the car near the lake. Just before I got out of the car, something in the woods caught my eye - a very large wingspan, and the black and white with a splash of red. The bird stopped on a tree and I got a really good look at it. Before this, the only woodpeckers I had seen were the little downy woodpeckers - cute and interesting, but not nearly as impressive as this one. I hope I get a chance to see this bird again.
Nice that you have finally met the real Woodie! We get infrequent visits from him every summer, and it is always a highlight of our week to observe his beauty.
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