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Old 04-30-2020, 06:47 PM   #521
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Ten “working” days until my April 30th retirement.

All paperwork is in to Corporate HR and just running out my time until the end of the month.

After our daily check in WebX tele-conference on the 30th, the only task I have on my calendar that day is a trip to the post office to box up and send back works laptop, cell phone, and security badge.

Pension kicks in May 1. Let the good times roll!
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Old 04-30-2020, 06:50 PM   #522
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Congratulations Jaharrer! Welcome to the Class of 2020!
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Old 04-30-2020, 07:04 PM   #523
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My 4 week retirement update:. In the past 4 weeks, we spent two of them in the forest and the past two in Dayton, Oh helping a daughter renovate/update her first house. It's been a great time even though we are on 'plan E'. We were originally going to go to Malwali with Peace Corps Response.. that is on hold indefinitely. Then we thought hiking the AT was going to be a good social distancing exercise...but the ATC doesn't want anyone on the trails or in shelters. Our plan C was to visit National Parks but they soon started closing. We made it two weeks in Pisgah N.F. in Western N.C. and Nantahala before selections were shut down and closed off. We were able to help my parents out for a few days (Pops has back problems, Parkinson's, and is increasingly less mobile.) Then my partner's middle daughter closed on her first house, so we've been able to tear up carpets, paint all the rooms, and make electrical and lighting updates for her.

It isn't what we had planned, but we have given ourselves and our family the 'gift of time'. Our accounts may be down around 300k, but we won't need to sell for another few years. I don't miss meetings. I don't miss the work. I miss the social aspects, of being around friends but I think we all do right now.

I'll check in again in a few months. Until then take care, and stay healthy!
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Old 04-30-2020, 07:05 PM   #524
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jaharrer - 4/30/2020 (Retired Today)
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Old 04-30-2020, 07:13 PM   #525
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Congratulations 1242Vintage! Welcome to the club!

Thank you.

Feels awesome to be free. Shut down at 5 after my last web teleconference, headed out the back gate, and currently hiking on my favorite gravel road down to a serene and isolated stretch of river.

It’s a slow walk as I thank the good lord for the blessings of a loving wife (married 33 years), a career that spanned 3 decades, and 3 kids who are young professionals pursuing their dream careers (engineer, nurse and physicist).

Cheers to all my class of 2020 brothers and sisters!
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Old 04-30-2020, 09:19 PM   #526
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Congratulations to all in class of 2020.


I'm finishing my part time work on May 12 th. So glad to be retiring but it feels odd now with stay at home orders in my state. We had plans to be camp by mid May but that may not happen. Feeling a bit bored without the plans. Anyone else making new plans ?
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Old 05-01-2020, 09:15 AM   #527
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Last day is May 22....cant get here fast enough lol. Been working from home since mid-March- a nice transition into retirement.
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Old 05-02-2020, 09:24 AM   #528
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Add me in July 1

Here is a link explaining what got me out. The first group retired yesterday and it now seems more real. Still have 8 weeks to go but the last 7 have been at home and that has been better. Not sure when or even if we will be back before then. Still a bit too far to imagine but I am starting to see nirvana approaching

https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ng-102602.html
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:18 AM   #529
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Here is a link explaining what got me out.

https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ng-102602.html
Great timing, firewhen! Sounds like just the nudge you needed...

Welcome to the Class of 2020!!
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:37 AM   #530
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jaharrer - 4/30/2020 (Retired Today)
Very nice - congratulations!
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:46 AM   #531
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The world keeps changing around this pandemic. We're learning more and more every day and still don't seem to be a whole lot closer to knowing how this all ends. But, I'm hopeful our brilliant scientists will figure this out and the world will find some level of normalcy.

On a brighter note, Your LIST update is here! We have lots of updates and several additions to the 2020 Class, so please welcome them aboard the train!

Congratulations to everyone that's "Made It" so far! Livin' the dream (although likely in isolation)!

Class of 2020 (Un)Official list... (I like lists! ):
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK}
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK}
  • Octogirl - 1/3/2020 {CHECK} (Completing part-time assignment 5/12/20)
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020 {CHECK} (W*rking an overpaid temp job)
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 {CHECK}
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK}
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {CHECK}
  • AS2019 - 2/14/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Third Son - 2/29/2020 {CHECK}
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 {CHECK}
  • HighFlight - 3/4/2020 {CHECK} (but not the easy way!)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 {CHECK}
  • georgemoe - 3/20/2020 (after 43 years!) {Waiting for Update...}
  • CoastboundPNW - 4/1/2020 {CHECK}
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!) {CHECK}
  • TN Jim - 4/10/2020 (Earlier than expected; nice!) {CHECK}
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020 {CHECK}
  • 1242Vintage - 4/30/2020 {CHECK}
  • Dalmore - 5/1/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • RobLJ - 5/15/2020 (Retiring the rest of the way! )
  • Mountain skier - 5/22/2020 (Solid date update! )
  • Ger0n1mo - 5/31/2020 (Hoping...)
  • mattwallace24 - 5/2020 (Placeholder)
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • brainsagolfer - 6/1/2020 (maybe earlier?)
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (Committed now! )
  • roadtripper - 6/30/2020 ("Irreversible" - I like that!)
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • firewhen - 7/1/2020 (Finally got the nudge they needed!)
  • Lienlord - 7/1/2020 (fuzzy - due to pandemic!)
  • DRC726 - 7/1/2020 (Placeholder - pandemic delay)
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • free2020 - 8/31/2020
  • FlyFisher - 9/1/2020
  • L Carlisle - 9/1/2020 (MOSTly retiring...)
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • GoBugGo - 9/25/2020
  • cnocmmz - 9/30/2020
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • albireo13 - 10/1/2020 (Playing it cautiously...)
  • bada bing - 10/1/2020 (Placeholder for now)
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • f35phixer - 11/12/2020 (Not committed - likes their J*B!?)
  • ohiodep and the DW - 12/1/2020 (Leaving work 9/17/2020 on vacay!)
  • tinlizzy - 12/1/2020 (deferred from 6/1 - i.e. Plan B!)
  • Mrs. Vacation4us - 12/15/2020 (Mr. V cut in front of her!)
  • FLSUnFIRE - 12/31/2020 (date taken from "the end of the year")
  • HNL Bill - 12/31/2020 (deferred due to pandemic )
  • retire202052 - 12/2020 (I may have figured out the pattern of your UserID )
  • gamboolman - ??/2020 (pick a date, any date... )
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)


Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one.
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:50 AM   #532
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Thanks Draggon for the consistent updates. We’re all in this together.
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Old 05-03-2020, 01:10 PM   #533
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Thank you.

Feels awesome to be free. Shut down at 5 after my last web teleconference, headed out the back gate, and currently hiking on my favorite gravel road down to a serene and isolated stretch of river.

It’s a slow walk as I thank the good lord for the blessings of a loving wife (married 33 years), a career that spanned 3 decades, and 3 kids who are young professionals pursuing their dream careers (engineer, nurse and physicist).

Cheers to all my class of 2020 brothers and sisters!

Congrats 1242. Looking forward to shutting down my PC after that final web conference in 142 more days...
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:46 AM   #534
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Late notice to the 2020 club.

Retired April 16th and loving life!!!

Moved near the coast last July.

Days are filled with whatever comes up.

The best thing for me is that time is largely irrelevant now. Stay in the moment and soak up life.
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:59 AM   #535
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Late notice to the 2020 club.

Retired April 16th and loving life!!!

Moved near the coast last July.

Days are filled with whatever comes up.

The best thing for me is that time is largely irrelevant now. Stay in the moment and soak up life.
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:37 AM   #536
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The world keeps changing around this pandemic. We're learning more and more every day and still don't seem to be a whole lot closer to knowing how this all ends. But, I'm hopeful our brilliant scientists will figure this out and the world will find some level of normalcy.

On a brighter note, Your LIST update is here! We have lots of updates and several additions to the 2020 Class, so please welcome them aboard the train!

Congratulations to everyone that's "Made It" so far! Livin' the dream (although likely in isolation)!

Class of 2020 (Un)Official list... (I like lists! ):
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK}
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK}
  • Octogirl - 1/3/2020 {CHECK} (Completing part-time assignment 5/12/20)
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020 {CHECK} (W*rking an overpaid temp job)
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 {CHECK}
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK}
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {CHECK}
  • AS2019 - 2/14/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Third Son - 2/29/2020 {CHECK}
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 {CHECK}
  • HighFlight - 3/4/2020 {CHECK} (but not the easy way!)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 {CHECK}
  • georgemoe - 3/20/2020 (after 43 years!) {Waiting for Update...}
  • CoastboundPNW - 4/1/2020 {CHECK}
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!) {CHECK}
  • TN Jim - 4/10/2020 (Earlier than expected; nice!) {CHECK}
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020 {CHECK}
  • 1242Vintage - 4/30/2020 {CHECK}
  • Dalmore - 5/1/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • RobLJ - 5/15/2020 (Retiring the rest of the way! )
  • Mountain skier - 5/22/2020 (Solid date update! )
  • Ger0n1mo - 5/31/2020 (Hoping...)
  • mattwallace24 - 5/2020 (Placeholder)
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • brainsagolfer - 6/1/2020 (maybe earlier?)
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (Committed now! )
  • roadtripper - 6/30/2020 ("Irreversible" - I like that!)
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • firewhen - 7/1/2020 (Finally got the nudge they needed!)
  • Lienlord - 7/1/2020 (fuzzy - due to pandemic!)
  • DRC726 - 7/1/2020 (Placeholder - pandemic delay)
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • free2020 - 8/31/2020
  • FlyFisher - 9/1/2020
  • L Carlisle - 9/1/2020 (MOSTly retiring...)
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • GoBugGo - 9/25/2020
  • cnocmmz - 9/30/2020
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • albireo13 - 10/1/2020 (Playing it cautiously...)
  • bada bing - 10/1/2020 (Placeholder for now)
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • f35phixer - 11/12/2020 (Not committed - likes their J*B!?)
  • ohiodep and the DW - 12/1/2020 (Leaving work 9/17/2020 on vacay!)
  • tinlizzy - 12/1/2020 (deferred from 6/1 - i.e. Plan B!)
  • Mrs. Vacation4us - 12/15/2020 (Mr. V cut in front of her!)
  • FLSUnFIRE - 12/31/2020 (date taken from "the end of the year")
  • HNL Bill - 12/31/2020 (deferred due to pandemic )
  • retire202052 - 12/2020 (I may have figured out the pattern of your UserID )
  • gamboolman - ??/2020 (pick a date, any date... )
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)


Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one.
COVID 19 has changed some things for us so, looking at 12/31. Still 2020 but a few months later. (watching and waiting).
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:42 PM   #537
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Congrats to all of you who have already pulled the plug. My online teaching gig will still run out, but the University has delayed grade posting until May 19th, so I'm "working" 4 extra days as a result (I finished grading except for a few late assignment submissions).

I wish you all luck. Went on a 12 mile/2600 ft hike up Mt. Scott Thursday and plan on hiking/fishing most days beginning next week. Given the uncertainty of the pandemic, I'm glad I opted for online/half time option for 5 years to ease into the full retirement water, but I feel ready to take the plunge now. Only 4 years until full SS, but I've got 5 years worth of cash for withdrawals, so I think we're ready.
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:19 AM   #538
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My Husband retired Saturday Unfortunately, due to COVID, graduation ceremonies for the University were cancelled. He was looking forward to marching for the final time. Since he was teaching on-line, there was no real closure or saying goodbye to colleagues. Very anticlimactic, but happy nonetheless!
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:43 AM   #539
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My Husband retired Saturday Unfortunately, due to COVID, graduation ceremonies for the University were cancelled. He was looking forward to marching for the final time. Since he was teaching on-line, there was no real closure or saying goodbye to colleagues. Very anticlimactic, but happy nonetheless!
I did a five week furlough recently because of the pandemic. I am back at work now for the next eight weeks, then out for good.

I was a little depressed at the beginning of the furlough for the same reasons as your husband. I thought all these years of work and it could end in an anticlimactic way.

Then I had an epiphany. I realized that the future held far more attraction than the past. Sure there was a touch of sadness in leaving a career, business I founded and some work friends behind, but after having a taste of retirement for just a few weeks, the joy, freedom and intoxicating feel of having the rest of my life ahead of me had far greater attraction.

I can move on now without regret, sadness or fear. The future is so freaking bright!
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:58 PM   #540
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Due to sudden vacancies and changes in management i was talked into extending my retirement date to 31July2020 . My mind was already out the door and i figured it was way too late for anyone to suddenly start worrying about a lack of decisions about transitioning my responsibilities. But a sudden moment of weakness resulted in the little angel on my right shoulder winning the argument to do the right thing . So my count down clock has moved from 14 back to 58 more days. Hopefully this is just deja vu and not the movie groundhogs day . I try to think of this as doing something good for society (paying extra taxes, helping out a struggling organization, being a productive member of society). However my retired wife called me a sap . Hopefully the rest of you keep the faith and don't delay retirement so i can continue to live vicariously though you .
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