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  1. missionpipe

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    After 32 years I pulled the pin. Time to work my way through the cellar and make some sawdust.


    Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum
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  2. cshubhra

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    Enjoy your retirement!!!

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    Congratulations and enjoy

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    Congratulations. Enjoy it!

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    Congratulations. Enjoy!

    Gold watch?

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  6. missionpipe

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    Gold watch?
    Thanks. Only my grandfather's, from his retirement circa 1950.

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    Whoa!!! Awesome! Congrats! Hope you are living the dream!

    "We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us." ---Hank

    "Yeah, well, you know that's just like, uh, your opinion, man..." --- The Dude
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  8. derhammer

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    Congrats and enjoy!

    Pierre
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    Been at it 32 years myself with another 20+ to go. Congrats!

    I like coffee exceedingly.
    - H. P. Lovecraft
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    Good on you!

    I don't really care if the cup is half full or half empty, I just want something to sip on.
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    Congratulations, sir !

    Sea Wolf Pipers

    "Like the mariners of old, a loner is acceptable but a pipe is best enjoyed in a pack"
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    Congratulations!

    I hear retirement is a great career choice

    Neal
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    Hope you enjoy your retirement. I've been retired for 10 yrs, but I do wish I would have kept on working. I would be a lot more healthy.

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    Congrats on attaining one of life's major milestones!
    I worked for 32 yrs. myself, and I have enjoyed the last 15 much more!
    Just read my signature line.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Good for you. Enjoy.

    What I like about retirement...cutting the grass, oil changes/repairs, Dr. appointments, dentist, going to the movies and shopping any time, any day of the week. No more trying to schedule around work hours.

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    Retirement is great!!..Love being able to get up when I want, sleep when I want, smoke when I want...like this is what life should be about...pure enjoyment and no worries about deadlines and other peoples' BS. Wife and baby dog still sleeping in the bedroom...smile on both faces....'specially the dogs'.

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  17. sablebrush52

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    Enjoy your retirement! You have earned it.

    My father loved retirement so much that he did it three times. First time at 65, then he got coaxed back as a consultant at 3 times what he'd been paid as an employee. Then he went and did it again at 75, and damned if he didn't take on a bunch of free lance projects that interested him. Then he went and retired yet again at 84, and this time he meant it. Yard work, gardening, golf, reading, sports, travel, enjoying the grand kids and great grand kids, the occasional high tech engineering job to keep the brain cells working. He definitely loved retirement.

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    Good on you. I've been retired now just shy of 4 months. Definitely enjoy it more than work. I did actually get a retirement watch, a pocket watch.

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    You can no longer over-sleep. You can, of course, sleep-in. And, you soon will have to stop and think when asked, "How was your weekend?" When was the weekend?

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    Congratulations, and take your time to evaluate your options and find your own rhythms and pace. I always felt busy on my job, which had a number of dimensions, writing and editing to photography, platform speaking, mediating with the media, writing scripts and even a children's book, etc. etc. Despite that, when I retired, for various reasons, I found the pace of life picked up a lot, more decisions on what to do and when and how to prioritize. So don't expect it all to be a warm bath. Retirement is somewhat a new job, but enjoy every bit of it.

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    Congratulations

    Life's most valuable treasure is..Love
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    Congrats! 8 years, 15 days until I'm there.

    ISO bags of Eso Hastings, Scarborough, St. Ives, Peacehaven, Stonehaven, Penzance
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    Congratulations !!

    I've been retired for 4 years and loving every day of it.

    cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.......

    martin
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  24. acidpox

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    Congrats, sadly I dont think I will ever be able to retire

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    Congrats on your retirement.

    Harris
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    Same here, Acidpox.

    Congrats, Missionpipe!

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    Congratulations!

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    Congrats! I'm right behind you too, only 31 years left to work for me!

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    Congratulations, I aspire to that status!

    Al

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    Thank you for all your kind words and sage advice. Looking forward to applying it!

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    For others contemplating retirement, follow mission's good example and see it as a good opportunity. The obstacle is that we are all encouraged to see our organization jobs, whether personal businesses or working for others, as our identity. Identify those aspects of your life that have always tugged at you and have never found a place in your work life, and explore them. I have seen a friend or two who have hung onto even an antagonistic workplace, taking the daily battle as their identity. You can do other things and draw on your experience. Just a pep talk for those confronting this change.

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    Thank you for all your kind words and sage advice. Looking forward to applying it!
    Don't lift anything heavier than a beer can or a night gown!...

    "the weez"...
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    Congrats!

    5 years 11 months to go here lol

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    While working...time just crept by...now that I am retired, time just flies by like a jet. Particularly for us older folks who have made it past 70...time really goes by even quicker...probably because we have little time left on this mortal rock...good time to get your life in order or suffer the leave your next of kin to the consequences.

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    Congrats! 8 years, 15 days until I'm there. [:)]

    5 years 11 months to go here lol

    Man, that sounds just like me. Having a defined date, a hard deadline, early on really helped with the planning.

    Good luck gentlemen!

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    Sounds appealing. I've started to cut back and prepare for retirement. And that's the plan over the next 2 to 4 years. Scale back until I'm basically doing nothing and other people are adequately doing what I do. When I'm not needed, I can step away. Looking forward to it.

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  37. pepesdad1

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    Retirement actually is easier than you think...everything is cheaper...don't need new clothes, don't need more gas to go to work, don't spend as much on eating as you can eat whenever and whatever you want...your needs become simpler and with it a joy of freedom unlike anything you have experienced before.

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    Joy of freedom is exactly it pepesdad1.

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    Congrats on your new life change. Been retired 11 years and you'll find that you're never done doing nothing. Every day is Saturday so take it slow and smell the latakia.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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