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Old 01-01-2018, 06:45 PM   #1
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It's tomorrow ...

My last day after 37 years at the same old place! A little (actually very) anxious. I've been telling people I feel like I am standing at a 2000 foot precipice with a parachute on my back. I have packed and unpacked the chute a dozen times. An expert watched me pack the chute. It should work but still... and I don't quite know what's at the bottom when I touch down!

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Old 01-01-2018, 06:47 PM   #2
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:57 PM   #4
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:58 PM   #5
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My last day after 37 years at the same old place! A little (actually very) anxious. I've been telling people I feel like I am standing at a 2000 foot precipice with a parachute on my back. I have packed and unpacked the chute a dozen times. An expert watched me pack the chute. It should work but still... and I don't quite know what's at the bottom when I touch down!

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Freedom, that's what!! Woo-hoo!
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My last day after 37 years at the same old place! A little (actually very) anxious. I've been telling people I feel like I am standing at a 2000 foot precipice with a parachute on my back. I have packed and unpacked the chute a dozen times. An expert watched me pack the chute. It should work but still... and I don't quite know what's at the bottom when I touch down!

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I loved the leap!

There must be some good thermals too, I keep going up instead of heading to the ground.
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I loved the leap!

There must be some good thermals too, I keep going up instead of heading to the ground.
I like the image of running down a hill with a para glider already inflated over my head, and leaving the ground that way. Cliffs are so sudden.

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I walked out the back door and haven't been back but left on very good terms. I had no desire to go back after working there 35 years.
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It’s been two years plus a day since I pulled the ripcord...(the newbies have a hard time thinking what it was like in the older days...actually having to pull boards and replace parts on it... not to mention actually being able to troubleshoot....). Heard through someone still there that they are really having some issues since a couple of us (dinosaurs) left....wonder why?
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