Join Early Retirement Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-01-2009, 02:42 PM   #1961
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA suburbs
Posts: 1,769
I just got in from the Bushy Run Battlefield here in western PA. Once a year they have French and Indian War re-enactors set up encampments and replay the battle. It was a beautiful day and fun to talk to people who put on period performances just for the love of it.
__________________

__________________
WhoDaresWins is offline  
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-01-2009, 06:44 PM   #1962
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,860
In 100 days I will be retired, so tomorrow it is 99 which seems momentous somehow, due to the reduction in digits.

This morning I got the broken inside door handle of my Solara replaced at the Toyota dealership. Frank picked me up so that I didn't have to wait, and we went out to a local Cajun restaurant for lunch. The weather got a little wild after lunch so we hid out at his place until it was over. We talked happily about our dreams for ER while he worked on and played with some older ham radio gear. Then, off to a classic New Orleans Cajun/Italian place (Mandina's) for dinner. I love their shrimp creole and ate the whole thing.

Looked at a brand new Rav4 that I happened to see today in a parking lot. Sure looked nice!
__________________

__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 08:59 PM   #1963
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 619
Today I'm "officially" retired. Earlier this week, my hubby brought in the mail and announced, "Here's your LAST paycheck." For some reason, that made me feel a little weird.

I worked in the yard all day and I'm exhausted. Ugh. I need to take it easy now that I have plenty of time to get stuff done.
__________________
SarahW is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 10:19 PM   #1964
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,032
Quote:
Originally Posted by SarahW View Post
Today I'm "officially" retired. Earlier this week, my hubby brought in the mail and announced, "Here's your LAST paycheck." For some reason, that made me feel a little weird.

I worked in the yard all day and I'm exhausted. Ugh. I need to take it easy now that I have plenty of time to get stuff done.
Congratulations !
__________________
Moemg is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 11:38 PM   #1965
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,018
I'm working a 24 hour shift in the ICU. Very busy. It's midnight, and I am now eating lunch! Only 8 hours to go....
__________________
Meadbh is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 11:55 PM   #1966
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meadbh View Post
I'm working a 24 hour shift in the ICU. Very busy. It's midnight, and I am now eating lunch! Only 8 hours to go....
I just came back from a yard dance party that some young neighbors next door are having. All the young gals and old Ha doing the dancing; the guys standing by drinking. Mama mia I feel like Sylvester The Cat in the fish market.

Wow they are playing "Hit the Road Jack" now. I used to date a great woman during college; but I was too much of a jerk to realize it. We had a beach house and as the weekend drew to a close we would always play Old Ray singing that one because by then the women were mostly totally fed up with us and it gave them some emotional gratification for their feelings of frustration and annoyance.

I wish I could find her, I would let her take one of those soft plastic bats and beat the hell out of me. Of course she probably forgot me 40 years ago and would say, "What did you say your name was?"

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline  
Old 08-02-2009, 06:26 AM   #1967
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,971
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meadbh View Post
I'm working a 24 hour shift in the ICU. Very busy. It's midnight, and I am now eating lunch! Only 8 hours to go....
I never understood why medical personnel are allowed/required to work such long shifts. If I came in with a life threatening injury I wouldn't want someone working on me when they haven't slept in 20+ hours. At my employer we aren't allowed to work more than 12 straight hours because we're working with machinery and that would be a safety hazard.
__________________
aaronc879 is offline  
Old 08-02-2009, 06:31 AM   #1968
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,345
Saw the White Sox beat the Yankees 14-4, and stopped by the Tilted Kilt for a couple of beers.
__________________
Ronstar is offline  
Old 08-02-2009, 07:28 AM   #1969
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,528
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronc879 View Post
I never understood why medical personnel are allowed/required to work such long shifts. If I came in with a life threatening injury I wouldn't want someone working on me when they haven't slept in 20+ hours. At my employer we aren't allowed to work more than 12 straight hours because we're working with machinery and that would be a safety hazard.
I've always thought that too. I know how competent I am with no sleep for 24 hours - not very. Where I am working now we are also not allowed to work more than 12 hours - armed security.

Anyway, back to the thread... today we're going to a wedding that is planned to be outside. Hope they have a "plan B" since its pouring rain now and supposed to be all day.

We went to a wedding last week that was supposed to be outside and the timing was perfect. The minute the bride began walking down the aisle the big fat raindrops began to fall. They had to abort and move everyone inside to start over.
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 04:05 AM   #1970
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
BunsGettingFirm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,502
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
I just came back from a yard dance party that some young neighbors next door are having. All the young gals and old Ha doing the dancing; the guys standing by drinking. Mama mia I feel like Sylvester The Cat in the fish market.
Ha
Doesn't hurt to know how to dance, does it? I did a dance showcase yesterday. I just did a Salsa, but couldn't participate in the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, you get the picture, so Monday I'm signing up for the full on dance lesson package to make sure that I can dance all the dances.
__________________
BunsGettingFirm is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 11:30 AM   #1971
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
The planets have realigned...no more getting ready for the trip, did I forget to call this one or do that yet, and dh2b is back to w*rk so I have the kingdom all to myself .
So what shall I do today? Not a darn thing.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 12:02 PM   #1972
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by SarahW View Post
Today I'm "officially" retired. Earlier this week, my hubby brought in the mail and announced, "Here's your LAST paycheck." For some reason, that made me feel a little weird.

I worked in the yard all day and I'm exhausted. Ugh. I need to take it easy now that I have plenty of time to get stuff done.

Congratulations!
Did you celebrate in any special way?
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 01:03 PM   #1973
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,197
DW is off on her trip to Sweden to visit her parents. She left Sunday afternoon, she'll arrive sometime Tuesday! That's the main reason I didn't go.

When she's gone I tend to stay up later and later each night. Can't make myself stop reading or watching a video. Last night I watched Alien Resurrected (terrible) and Bowfinger (great). I had to watch the part where the guy's arm falls off twice, because the first time I was laughing so hard that the tears made it impossible for me to see the TV.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 02:32 PM   #1974
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,617
23rd wedding anniversary yesterday.

We also celebrated the passage of Tropical Storm Lana with 6-8 feet of south shore surf.

Today is our kid's first day of 12th grade. 377 days until college!
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 02:49 PM   #1975
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
Today is our kid's first day of 12th grade. 377 days until college!
Wow, school sure starts early in Paradise. Guess you have a short growing season and don't need much of a summer vacation, eh?

Will she go nuts her senior year? How will you know?
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 10:09 PM   #1976
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
Wow, school sure starts early in Paradise. Guess you have a short growing season and don't need much of a summer vacation, eh?
Our growing season never ends! Our tangerine tree popped out new blossoms while I was still picking the ripe ones, and our lemon tree has been in continuous fruit for over a year.

The public schools are all controlled by the state, which elected to go to a year-round calendar. Barely enough summer vacation for summer school, with a week's break in the fall & spring and a couple weeks over the holidays.

Aloha Stadium is being renovated next spring so there are very few public venues for high-school graduation ceremonies. (Her class is about 500 kids, with about 10-15 attendees for each graduating kid.) Because of the space competition, her graduation is 15 May and she probably won't start NROTC/college until 15 Aug.

Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
Will she go nuts her senior year? How will you know?
One of us will crack first...

She only has four classes this year, she's finished every day at 11:30-12:30, plus she has her driver's license and a car. I don't see how anything could possibly go wrong. And even if it did, we'd surely be the last to be notified.
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 10:30 PM   #1977
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Bad morning at the p.d.. Better afternoon at home. Looking forward to a bunch of zzzzzzz's tonight.
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline  
Old 08-04-2009, 12:57 AM   #1978
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Helped my son install stairway guard gates to protect grandaughter. They have very long staircases with no carpet, so it is mandatory to have good gates.

My house was much smaller and much easier to childproof when we did that years ago. I tend to remember the things we did to help the kids, but I have forgotten a lot of day to day life. And photos were much more expensive back then too.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline  
Old 08-04-2009, 01:40 AM   #1979
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Leonidas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Where the stars at night are big and bright
Posts: 2,847
Celebrated oldest son's 21st birthday. Steak dinner at a great under-the-radar steak house and key lime pie instead of cake.
__________________
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. - Andrew Jackson
Leonidas is offline  
Old 08-04-2009, 09:17 AM   #1980
Full time employment: Posting here.
Moscyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 728
Went for my annual medical check up - took 4 hours. I think I have gained 2 lbs since my last medical but I think there are other more important things to worry about like cholesteral which likes to head up north every year. Went back to work and attended to about 70 emails (that's not too many as its summer vacation for most people). Went to the gym to try and lose the extra weight, cooked and surfing the web. It's 10:30 pm now and I won't hit the sack until about 2 hours time. So, time for a nice glass of white wine, some chips and a movie.....
__________________

__________________
Moscyn is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did 2008-09 Results Help You Now? Idnar7 FIRE and Money 42 10-27-2015 10:10 AM
California Munis Closed End Funds tanked today, why? Disappointed FIRE and Money 10 01-20-2008 07:15 PM
Did you retire or Did you quit GTM Life after FIRE 19 03-09-2006 02:06 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:52 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.