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Old 06-30-2009, 07:35 AM   #1821
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Yesterday was my first Monday after FIRE. Had this uneasy feeling all day that I should be "doing" something. A retired friend laughed and said she felt that way for a while but the uneasy feeling soon passed.

Practiced piano in the morning, read the paper. Went for a swim in the afternoon (gotta get started on that 15 pounds I need to lose). Picked up some more plants for a few hanging planters. Went to the cheese factory near our house for yummy cheddar. Stopped at the vet's for heartworm medication for the dogs. Booked the Honda for servicing at the dealership next week. Picked up one of the dogs from our friend's place - she was away being shown last weekend. She bounced off the furniture when she got home - Stella is an excitable girl. Made dinner. Quiet evening.

Busy day. Today will be much quieter.

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Old 06-30-2009, 10:05 AM   #1822
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Just got out of bed as I woke up from a bad dream.... I was still living with my parents and I kept saying..."I need to get a place of my own."
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:07 PM   #1823
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DW and I went over to FIL's house to meet with a real estate agent. DW and her sister painted the master bedroom last week. (I was at work.) The house still needs some things done, redo the master bath, replace some siding with holes in it, a couple of areas need caulking and the sagging kitchen counter, although otherwise in good appearance, needs to be propped up. All in all, about 4-5 days of work and $2.5k in expenses. I'm glad to see a light at the end of this tunnel, I'm burned out on working on this guy's house. The things you do for family....

She said a realistic asking price is $289k and expect to sell ~$280. Looking at the comps I agree. In her opinion the market hasn't bottomed out yet because there are a bunch of ARMs that are about to reset and the marginal ones will fold when that happens. So after paying off the small loan on the house, commission, etc. FIL will net ~$240k. That gets him into the retirement community with $100k to spare... assuming there's a buyer out there....

The good news is that houses ARE being bought and sold. Just not at the frenzied rate they were.
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Watched it rain all AM and a pretty serious thunderstorm cell just barely avoid my house. Still raining.
Surfed.
Did 2 loads of laundry.
Yawned.

Winding down the afternoon...almost time to log off.
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:43 PM   #1825
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Went for hypnosis.
Deposited money at the credit union.
Bought some summer clothes and had lunch with a friend.
Napped.
Meeting.
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Napped.
Hey, it worked!
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #1827
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What worked? And why am I getting veeeerrrrry sleepy?
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I am going to quit smoking.....quit day is July 4th.....I am excited.
Doing laundry.
Have two clients for massage.
Then off to do clinics at school.
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Well, so far....

On call overnight till 0800h. Called at 0020, 0100, 0210, 0400......finally, slept till 0930h when the phone rang with an invite to a Canada Day party at the lake. Woo Hoo! Time to celebrate!

Next task: iron red Tshirt and white pants!

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I am going to quit smoking.....quit day is July 4th.....I am excited.
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Quitting on smoking and you are excited......? IŽm sure youŽll quit but donŽt expect too much excitement
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Well, so far....

On call overnight till 0800h. Called at 0020, 0100, 0210, 0400......finally, slept till 0930h when the phone rang with an invite to a Canada Day party at the lake. Woo Hoo! Time to celebrate!

Next task: iron red Tshirt and white pants!


Boy , do I remember those days . I'd be so tired I'd start seeing things on the drive home . What I find amusing is after all the hours and sleepless nights we medical people put in we do not find our jobs as distasteful as most of the cubicle workers on the board .
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Boy , do I remember those days . I'd be so tired I'd start seeing things on the drive home . What I find amusing is after all the hours and sleepless nights we medical people put in we do not find our jobs as distasteful as most of the cubicle workers on the board .
Adrenaline rush? I loved one of my j*bs which had massive overtime but interesting w*rk. I still look back fondly on that j*b.
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Rebuilt potable water pump of my Argosy trailer, which just happened to croak 5 mintes after I set up camp last Monday.

Goofed off the rest of the day. Going out to dinner with DW and her daughter. Darn I'll be outnumbered.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:52 PM   #1836
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My first day of retirement. At this point, frankly, it just feels like a vacation day. I know that will pass.

I spent most of yesterday wiping the disk drive on my laptop and sending all my tools and test equipment in to the mother ship. We had a very nice celebratory dinner followed by champagne and Marillenlikor.

I woke up at 5 AM and read the forums until my DW woke up. Read the paper, did 2 crossword puzzles, and surfed the net for a bit. Went for a bike ride, cooled off and washed both cars.

DW and I went to the local farm and ranch store so I could pick up some leather cleaner and conditioner and she could look for cowboys in Lee Jeans. I found what I was looking for. There were slim pickings for DW.

Several years ago, I found 2 dollars in a parking lot. I threw it in the console of my company van and planned to blow it on 2 lottery tickets. Today, after finding the money again, we finally bought our tickets. Woohoo! our retirement is about to be adequately funded!

Came home and nodded off reading the forums. I woke up with my DW standing next to me laughing her a*s off.

Definitely more information than you wanted, but it is my first day.

I love the concept of not having to accede to someone else's schedule.

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Chinese buffet day with former co-w*rkers. A woman who got transferred involuntarily downstate served us her completely shoddy attitude for dessert. Listening to her made me really appreciate FIRE to the nth degree.
Watched more ugly thunderheads develop, but it all went north of me again.
Watching "How It's Made" featuring cold cuts, deli meats, and whole turkey breast. A new product called "Tofurky" is being explained now.
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My first day of retirement. At this point, frankly, it just feels like a vacation day. I know that will pass.

I spent most of yesterday wiping the disk drive on my laptop and sending all my tools and test equipment in to the mother ship. We had a very nice celebratory dinner followed by champagne and Marillenlikor.

I woke up at 5 AM and read the forums until my DW woke up. Read the paper, did 2 crossword puzzles, and surfed the net for a bit. Went for a bike ride, cooled off and washed both cars.

DW and I went to the local farm and ranch store so I could pick up some leather cleaner and conditioner and she could look for cowboys in Lee Jeans. I found what I was looking for. There were slim pickings for DW.

Several years ago, I found 2 dollars in a parking lot. I threw it in the console of my company van and planned to blow it on 2 lottery tickets. Today, after finding the money again, we finally bought our tickets. Woohoo! our retirement is about to be adequately funded!

Came home and nodded off reading the forums. I woke up with my DW standing next to me laughing her a*s off.

Definitely more information than you wanted, but it is my first day.

I love the concept of not having to accede to someone else's schedule.

Larry
I used to say it feels more like a three-day weekend than a vacation. That's because we usually scheduled something for vactions, but not for three day weekends.

I can still recall doing some yard work in the afternoon a few days after I retired and automatically hurrying so I could get to the "yard waste disposal site" before calling it a day. When I realized what I was doing, I told myself that anything that didn't get done today could be done tomorrow. And, if I didn't finish tomorrow, I still had another free day after that, and after that ....

Then I exhaled.
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My first day of retirement. At this point, frankly, it just feels like a vacation day. I know that will pass.

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I woke up at 5 AM and read the forums until my DW woke up. Read the paper, did 2 crossword puzzles, and surfed the net for a bit. Went for a bike ride, cooled off and washed both cars.


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Congratulations but dump the 5 AM wake up .
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