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Old 02-12-2012, 11:06 AM   #21
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Its my first year. Retired in June closing my company down, still have about an hour of week of cr.p to do which I hate. Should be complete with the close down by this time next year.

Anyway grin question...I have never been in jail but the best words I have to descibe how I feel is "jail break"
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:10 PM   #22
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My grin may wear off over the course of the week but every Monday morning it's right back in place.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:18 PM   #23
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My grin may wear off over the course of the week but every Monday morning it's rights back in place.
Hey, Sundays (like today) are pretty nice, too. No Sunday gloom since I don't have to get ready to work tomorrow!
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #24
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Hey, Sundays (like today) are pretty nice, too. No Sunday gloom since I don't have to get ready to work tomorrow!
That is so true, I would be more excited about Thursday night even though I had one more day of work, than Sunday afternoon even though I still had half a free day left. Was already thinking about the upcoming 5 day work week, thus ruining the bliss of the day off.
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It's Sunday afternoon ... and I'm not nauseated!
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:58 PM   #26
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Just shared a "How's things?" call with former colleagues. I suspect that will remain a sure-fire way to reinforce the giddy factor for some time.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:42 PM   #27
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Another chat with former colleagues, another reminder that I left at the right time.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:45 PM   #28
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I am so happy for you all, and look forward to joining your ranks in another two-thousand and fifty-odd days.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:33 AM   #29
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I love threads like this - as I approach early retirement, they give me a lot of confidence that I will be happy with the non-financial aspects of retirement. Sigh....getting closer.....
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #30
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I love threads like this - as I approach early retirement, they give me a lot of confidence that I will be happy with the non-financial aspects of retirement. Sigh....getting closer.....
I agree, you guys/gals are awesome by posting your little snippets. I'm within just 1-4 years of this, and it's inspiring to know how good it will be.

I just completed renovation of rental #2. Bought in early November, I went to MegaCorp job on M-F, left at 5 pm each day, drove to rental, changed clothes, worked on rehab, went home at 11-12 that night. Repeat this for 4 months, and 10 hours/day on weekends too. It was a ton of work, but 1-2 more of these and I'm creating the income stream that will allow me to do as you have done...coming soon!
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My 5 year FIRE anniversary is upcoming on April 1st.
Every year, if the roads are salt free, I get in my midlife crisis car out and do a victory lap near my former place of employment. I take the exact route I used to go to w*rk, and just when I am ready to enter a parking space, I laugh out loud and pull right back out.
Bonus points if I happen to see a certain former supervisor.

The giddy for me has lasted right along. Whenever I am downtown right around the normal traffic exit time, I just watch all the traffic go by, with a nice big on my face.
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