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HelpMeRhonda 02-12-2007 10:48 AM

I made it
Today's my first official day of ER.

Woke up at normal 5:00 am for work. Made and drank my coffee. Realized I wasn't going anywhere, so made another pot... So as I type, I've got a pretty serious buzz going.

Got to improve on my ER planning for tomorrow ;D

REWahoo 02-12-2007 10:51 AM

Re: I made it

Originally Posted by HelpMeRhonda

Got to improve on my ER planning for tomorrow ;D

Nice thing about it is you can keep w*rking on it 'till you get it right. ;)

Sam 02-12-2007 12:04 PM

Re: I made it
Congratulations! Can't wait for my turn.

linkerbink 02-12-2007 01:44 PM

Re: I made it
Congrats! I've been at this retirement stuff for 43 days now, and the best thing about it is that I don't have to plan anything if I don't want to! I started removing the wallpaper from the kitchen last week, and maybe I'll work on it tomorrow, and maybe I won't. We're supposed to get a snow storm tomorrow, so it might be a good day to stay in and scrape wallpaper...or not!

HelpMeRhonda 02-12-2007 01:56 PM

Re: I made it
So far I've had a serious talk with the family dog. Let him know I'd be around alot more now. His sleeping habits are under review and will likely be changing to better match mine.

Moemg 02-12-2007 02:00 PM

Re: I made it
Congrats ! Took me awhile to get in the retirement swing but I'm sure you'll master it !

Coach 02-12-2007 02:10 PM

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HelpMeRhonda, that's great! Enjoy the day, and all that follow. Monday's a great choice for first day, too. Imagine the millions dragging into work feeling Monday while you were enjoying the second pot.


Callie 02-12-2007 02:42 PM

Re: I made it
Yay for you!!!

bright eyed 02-12-2007 04:14 PM

Re: I made it
Don't overdose on your first day! :o

enjoy and congrats!

Meadbh 02-12-2007 04:28 PM

Re: I made it
Congratulations Rhonda! It's a GREAT day to ER! Better explain to the dog!

DangerMouse 02-12-2007 06:58 PM

Re: I made it
Congrats on making it to your goal Rhonda. You can now enjoy everyday for the rest of your life, knowing that it's yours to decide how you will spend it.

dessert 02-12-2007 07:07 PM

Re: I made it
That's pretty funny...."got to improve on ER planning".
Sounds like you have a pretty good understanding of what it is you're not supposed to be doing all day. Congratulations by the way! Enjoy.

HelpMeRhonda 02-12-2007 08:24 PM

Re: I made it
Thanks All.... I've been a very active lurker for several months. On occasion I voiced an opinion on something. I remember finding this forum by Googling " Retirement"

While in my heart I think I knew it was time to pull the plug, it was this forum that pushed me to action. My appreciation goes out to all.

We all have our own stories. Sometimes I find myself strongly agreeing, sometimes strongly dis-agreeing, with the theme of a thread.

But I've always appreciated the humor of many posts.

On occasion I hope you can tolerate my input...

mountaintosea 02-12-2007 09:09 PM

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:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Hey good for you. Today all the oldie moldies talked about retirement while the newbies grumbled!!!

polloloco 02-13-2007 02:53 PM

Re: I made it
Another nice thing about being at home and drinking two pots of coffee....no one complaining about your walking the halls for coffee and bathroom breaks.

And congrats on your retirement.

Lazarus 02-13-2007 04:03 PM

Re: I made it
Wish I were you! Enjoy it, you have earned it.

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