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One week to go. PHEWWWWWWWW

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:54 pm



Its been a long time coming but NEXT Friday is my last day. Been here twenty five plus years and is THE reason I "can" retire. I know I can'handle this.



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Postby trike lady » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:59 pm

Congrats on your retirement. Enjoy. :mrgreen:
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Postby thrasherg » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:35 am

I really hope you enjoy it, I dream of retiring, but have at least 17 more years to go..

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Postby landisr » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:09 am

Congrats, Dude!! Welcome to the ranks of the Retarded! :lol:

Bit of warning: You will soon find yourself wondering how you ever found time to go to work.. ;)

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Postby Mag » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:19 am

Big step...congrats!!! Now enjoy!

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Postby m2102 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:52 am

congrats vtxcandyred. I got 6 long years before I get to retire, if any ss left.

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Re: One week to go. PHEWWWWWWWW

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:44 am

When the next Monday comes around you will feel it then, you will miss you're second family too I bet.... Man you have been there 25 years, I tell my wife I'm jealous of her co-workers because they get most of her time not me..I'm just selfish that way...I would suggest that you pull a prank and show up at 7 am as usual, :shock: they might get a real charge out of that.. Bake them a cake or something and take it to them once in a while for coffee break... :lol: Find a new Job, you just retired from there, there's no rule that you can't work elsewhere now to keep you busy... I'm going to give you 2 weeks to find a new job...Ok.. :shock: :lol: :lol:

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Re: One week to go. PHEWWWWWWWW

Postby bustedwing » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:46 pm

Congratulations, and
I agree with Ron, but you can't just become a couch potato and end up pushing up daisies sooner then anybody wants to. You deserve some down time and enjoy that with the family, but keep busy
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Postby themainviking » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:22 pm

vtxcandyred wrote:Its been a long time coming but NEXT Friday is my last day. Been here twenty five plus years and is THE reason I "can" retire. I know I can'handle this.


I found myself in your exact same situation twenty five years ago, when I retired from the army after 25. First thing I did, is I went on a 13 month 135,000 mile ride. I needed the ride to get rid of all the army related stress and memories. It worked, but take my word for it, if you do this, it will test your marriage to the breaking point. I have no idea what kept my wife around (maybe my money :lol: :lol: :lol: ) but she stuck around. Retirement is fantastic if you keep busy, but as a previous poster mentioned, you will wonder how you found the time to go to work. I have filled my time with so many things that I cannot find any more time. The greatest thing though, is when you decide to go somewhere - you can just drop it all and go. And as far as stress goes - I never thought I had any till I left it all in the rear view mirror. Inside of two weeks, I felt lighter and happier than I had in twenty five years. But I wasn't. Lighter that is. I ate everything in sight, gained twenty pounds, slept in once in a while and besides that - slept like a rock for the first time in twenty five years. One thing you said that I really recognized was PHEWWWWWWW. Congratulations sir, it looks really good on you, and anyone like you who has the opportunity to retire.
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Postby seabeechief » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:49 pm

Congratulations! Retirement is highly under rated. I recommend it for everyone. It took me almost a week to get used to it, but now I love it. Been loving it about nine years now. My wife says I'm lazy. I think I'm just getting the hang of it.

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Postby Big Blue UK » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:17 pm

Congratulations kidder, I was a Charge Nurse, I retired a few weeks ago at 55 after more than 30 years with the NHS
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Re: One week to go. PHEWWWWWWWW

Postby redial » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:12 pm

My advice is to go on a holiday as soon as possible, if not immediately. Once you have been on a vacation for a couple of weeks, you just get into the habit of not having to go to work, and not feeling foolish about doing things. Just remember, if you cannot do everything today, there is always tomorrow. I have not worked for the last six years, and dont think that my health would allow me to get up at the crack of dawn, and grind away to work each day. Better to do things that I enjoy, like riding, driving, tinkering, and just doing whatever takes my fancy. Ice cream hunts are always good for a ride. But definitely stay busy, and make sure your hobbies are spread out so that you do not get bored with the same one. Have a ball!
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Re: One week to go. PHEWWWWWWWW

Postby SKMURDOCK » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:10 am

VTX

Welcome to the land of the gainfully unemployed! Everyone I know that has made it there absolutely loves it, and wonders how they ever found the time to go to a job.

I plan on joining you in retirement no later than February 2015, sooner if things work out.

ENJOY!

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Postby themainviking » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:02 am

Well, bud, this 'should' be the first day of your retirement. It goes like this. My wife asked me this morning what I was going to do this morning. My reply was 'nothing'. She said - but you did that yesterday, to which I replied "Yeah, but I wasn't finished yet"
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Re: One week to go. PHEWWWWWWWW

Postby Big Blue UK » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:22 pm

themainviking wrote:Well, bud, this 'should' be the first day of your retirement. It goes like this. My wife asked me this morning what I was going to do this morning. My reply was 'nothing'. She said - but you did that yesterday, to which I replied "Yeah, but I wasn't finished yet"

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Re: One week to go. PHEWWWWWWWW

Postby r.swanson » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:29 pm

retired 3 years ago (self employed) for 18 years and loved it but i never finish doing nothing that way something for the next day. i do some wood working and ride the wing when i feel like it of if i'm not to busy doing nothing. :lol: :lol:




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