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Retired now for one hour 35 minutes!

Post by JPH » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:39 pm

I retired today from the job I have held for over 30 years. I just wanted to thank all the Bogleheads that have wisely advised me and say that I am much better prepared to go forward than I would have been had I never discovered this forum. Replies to this post are welcome, and I will answer in time, but for the next ew days I will be WAAAAY out in the desert. :D
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Post by covertfantom » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:41 pm

Congrats! Do you have any big plans that work would have otherwise prevented?

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Post by englishgirl » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:56 pm

Congrats!!
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Post by rr2 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:00 pm

jhuang0 wrote:Congrats! Do you have any big plans that work would have otherwise prevented?
JPH wrote:I retired today from the job I have held for over 30 years. I just wanted to thank all the Bogleheads that have wisely advised me and say that I am much better prepared to go forward than I would have been had I never discovered this forum. Replies to this post are welcome, and I will answer in time, but for the next ew days I will be WAAAAY out in the desert. :D
I'm willing to hazard a guess that "work" would have prevented his plans for "... I will be WAAAAY out in the desert. :D"

JPH -- Congrats...

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Post by NAVigator » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:08 pm

Less than two hours into retirement and you are already on the internet. :happy Enjoy your time. Congratulations!

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Post by midareff » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:25 pm

Congratulations..... I'm now retired 2 weeks and a day.. and loving it.

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Post by Sheepdog » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:26 pm

To JPH (new retiree) from JPW (long time retiree..not old retiree),
I was ready as you are ready.
Congratulations!!
Enjoy your long and happy retirement.
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Post by matjen » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:29 pm

Congrats!!! Now go and lower that handicap!
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Post by ResNullius » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:42 pm

Way to go! Enjoy chasing snakes and scopions...or little white balls.

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Post by ruralavalon » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:57 pm

Congratulations.

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Post by Fallible » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:19 pm

Congratulations from one retiree to another!
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Post by compounder » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:25 pm

Congratulations!!! Enjoy.

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Post by Stonebr » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:27 pm

It's been 8 months for me, and I can say with certainty that you're going to love retirement.

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Post by c078342 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:29 pm

NEAT! 60 days from today, at about this hour, I will be able to say the same thing after 40 years working. For one company. I'll miss the people I work with but I won't miss the micromanagement. Our SAP system sets up 2 costs when we send work to another division within the corporation, one of which is for the anticipated cost of the work, and the second is a $0.01 "unallowable" cost bucket. (Don't ask.) This spring I had a 30-something budget manager from the program office from which I get my $$s tell me I had to close out the $0.01 open commitments to "clear the books". Needless to say, I'll be leaving with $0.12 in open commitments on last year's budget. We also have something called "engineering standard work," but that's a subject for another rant. Best of luck to you!!

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Post by Dick D » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:33 pm

Congratulations!! I have been retired for 6 months and love it.

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Post by 6miths » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:39 pm

Congrats! Enjoy yourself. Hope to join you on the golf course in a couple of years!
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Re: Retired now for one hour 35 minutes!

Post by rotorhead » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:43 pm

Congratulations, JPH. I'm in my 8th year of retirement; and believe me, no matter how much you loved your job, there is a life after!

Enjoy.

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Post by scrabbler1 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:25 pm

Congrats, JPH. As an early retiree for the last 3.5 years, I share your joy. It only gets better. :)

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Post by cheese_breath » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:15 pm

As I write this it's past midnight, and you've been retired a little more than 12 hours. I imagine you're either...

1) sleeping like a baby because you're so happy you don't have to go to work in the morning, or
2) unable to sleep because you're so excited that you don't have to go to work in the morning.

Congrats from one retiree to another. As you get yourself adjusted off your work schedule you'll probably find yourself posting after midnight too.
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Post by wander » Tue May 01, 2012 7:23 pm

I wish I was posting this thread. Congrats! :sharebeer

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Post by edawg » Tue May 01, 2012 7:58 pm

Congratulations! Everyone is jealous, though I wonder how we should all be thinking about what to do after crossing that finish line...

Just curious, how did you plan for your life after retirement (outside the financial aspects)?

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Post by LonePrairie » Tue May 01, 2012 8:30 pm

Congratulations! Ack! I just realized I will have been retired five years as of June 30. How is that possible?

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Post by protagonist » Tue May 01, 2012 9:21 pm

It keeps getting better as your stress level hyperbolically declines. Congrats.

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Post by rustymutt » Tue May 01, 2012 9:28 pm

JPH wrote:I retired today from the job I have held for over 30 years. I just wanted to thank all the Bogleheads that have wisely advised me and say that I am much better prepared to go forward than I would have been had I never discovered this forum. Replies to this post are welcome, and I will answer in time, but for the next ew days I will be WAAAAY out in the desert. :D
Congratulations. I just got home from my wife's retirement party. She's retired May, 24th after 34 years. I went in 2009 and was lonely in retirement, so she's joining me.
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Post by Muchtolearn » Wed May 02, 2012 9:47 am

Congrats. I will bite the bullet very soon. I just went to half time. I woke up yesterday (on a non-work) day after sleeping late. I had nothing planned and frankly did nothing useful (except post here a bit), ran, read, walked and realized I was free. Until today when I am back at work.

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Post by Jay69 » Wed May 02, 2012 10:55 am

Congrats, I was going to say go and enjoy some time on the water fising, being you are heading for the desert not sure how easy that would be. We are 20-25 years out, seems like a long time to go, I get the feeling its going to come faster then I think.
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Post by ascenzm » Wed May 02, 2012 10:57 am

JPH wrote:I retired today from the job I have held for over 30 years. I just wanted to thank all the Bogleheads that have wisely advised me and say that I am much better prepared to go forward than I would have been had I never discovered this forum. Replies to this post are welcome, and I will answer in time, but for the next ew days I will be WAAAAY out in the desert. :D
Awesome. Congratulations. I hope to be joining the ranks of the early retirees in no more than 33 months. As you said, this forum (and the older Morningstar forum) have been invaluable in allowing me to learn the financial information needed to RE.

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Post by bcboy57 » Wed May 02, 2012 1:15 pm

Congrats to all of you here who've posted. I tried it....couldn't do it ( sanity-wise)....so I'm back 4 mornings a week.....oh well...Doug

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Post by Dandy » Wed May 02, 2012 3:34 pm

Retired 4 years ago yesterday and have the same feelings about this forum and related readings. Enjoy.

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Post by JPH » Sun May 06, 2012 10:07 am

Thank you for all your kind thoughts and well wishes.
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Post by JDaniels » Sun May 06, 2012 10:37 am

:sharebeer
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Re: Retired now for one hour 35 minutes!

Post by Sbashore » Sun May 06, 2012 11:12 am

Congratulations on both counts! (your retirement and your love of the desert). :sharebeer
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