Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by Miriam2 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:19 pm

Here is the re-boot for the Awesome Retirement Graduation Class of 2016.

We're now up to 68 graduates :beer

Our youngest retiree is 35 (supalong52) 8-) and our oldest retiree is 72 (Lynette) :D

01 Jan - nonurseorpurse
10 Jan - Misenplace (56)
20 Jan - Arichcrook
31 Jan - informal guide (63)
04 Feb - vested1 (63)
26 Feb - TedSwippet (55)
29 Feb - supalong52 (35)
29 Feb - cornellbuds
01 Mar - MP1233 (58)
15 Mar - Beth*
31 Mar - jimmd
31 Mar - Ace1
31 Mar - Joe Bladi-Blada (54)
31 Mar - baa_10 (55)
11 Apr - afauthentic (52)
01 Apr - dowse (64)
01 Apr - Bir48die
01 Apr - Merlin (58)
01 Apr - liberty53 (53)
07 Apr - mikeydavis (53)
30 Apr - mule (59)
xx May - retire57
xx May - Loon11 (66)
01 May - krmann
01 May - highercall (59)
01 May - Nicolas (63)
01 May - sergeant
02 May - Pixafari (58)
05 May - overwhelmed (64)
31 May - david_that_guy
31 May - Hawkeye5
31 May - freedom66 (50)
31 May - Brian 2016 (58)
02 Jun - WildBill
17 Jun - bowtie
24 Jun - victorb (62)
24 Jun - fourwaystreet (59)
30 Jun - Sagenick48
01 Jul - bap
01 Jul - MikeF14
01 Jul - Miriam2 (forever 21)
01 Jul - 2 bits (57)
04 Jul - Escape Velocity
05 Jul - NoNonsenseLandlord (56)
07 Jul - dwickenh (61)
29 Jul - invst65
08 Aug - Will do good
25 Aug - gips
31 Aug - GCD (51)
31 Aug - Pimmerman
31 Aug - Small Law Survivor (65)
31 Aug - StoneBob
23 Sep - silvertop
19 Oct - Lynette (72)
27 Oct - Flymore (60) <== Welcome to the Class!!
28 Oct - mscout (49)
31 Oct - hale2 (50)
12 Nov - basspond
06 Dec - steve roy
06 Dec - mindboggling (63)
08 Dec - Suppertime
16 Dec - 22twain (62)
30 Dec - matjen
30 Dec - midvilterry
30 Dec - TimeRunner
31 Dec - Buster65
31 Dec - Dogbreath650
31 Dec - bcboy57

We're looking forward to more retirement progress reports 8-)
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by Miriam2 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:21 pm

liberty53 wrote: I have been traveling, getting in shape (no more road warrior diet) and doing some volunteer work writing software. It has been pretty good so far.
I admit to being clueless - but what's a "road warrior diet?" You mean snacking on bags of potato chips while cruising down the highway to your next meeting? :wink:

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by liberty53 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:33 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:21 pm
liberty53 wrote: I have been traveling, getting in shape (no more road warrior diet) and doing some volunteer work writing software. It has been pretty good so far.
I admit to being clueless - but what's a "road warrior diet?" You mean snacking on bags of potato chips while cruising down the highway to your next meeting? :wink:
Used to do quite a bit of business travel. When traveling you generally don't make the best food choices. Most of the time I ended up grabbing fast food during the day and restaurant dining with colleagues and customers in the evening. Dining out also usually included a few drinks. This is what I at least call the road warrior diet. It takes a terrible toll on the body (at least mine) especially because proper exercise tends to disappear too. Travel every other week for a while and one can end up a mess.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by Flymore » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:30 pm

My last day was Oct 27th, 2016 at 60 years old. :D
So far so good.
Hard to believe it's been a year and a half. :shock:

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by cfs » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:36 pm

Flymore wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:30 pm
My last day was Oct 27th, 2016 at 60 years old. :D
So far so good.
Hard to believe it's been a year and a half. :shock:
Congratulations!

Another Retirement Class of 2016 Graduate!

Glad to see that you are having FUN in retirement!

Gracias por leer ~cfs~
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by steve roy » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:46 pm

Retired on December 6, 2016 and then ...

Steamed through the South Pacific, visiting Australia (a week in Sydney), New Zealand, French Polynesia, and Hawaii. ...

And it was on to Hollywood, Florida for a final professional convention (there was a nice per diem), then a flight across the Atlantic for a few weeks in Switzerland and Italy.

In the Fall Mrs. Steve Roy and I attended the Bogleheads convention in Philly.

THIS YEAR, we've been prepping a Southern California house for sale, flying down from our new abode in Las Vegas, Nevada to do it. Just now we're servicing two mortgages, signing lots of checks for house rehab and watching money fly out the window. The house should be on the market in two weeks and with luck the place will be quickly sold and the drain on the family pocket book will come to an end.

We hope.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by Miriam2 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:27 pm

cfs wrote:
Flymore wrote: My last day was Oct 27th, 2016 at 60 years old. :D
So far so good.
Hard to believe it's been a year and a half. :shock:
Congratulations!
Another Retirement Class of 2016 Graduate!
Glad to see that you are having FUN in retirement!
Gracias por leer ~cfs~
Cfs - Thank you for helping to keep the Retirement Roll Calls up and running, in between your many retirement travels and exciting adventures! Your warm welcomes and cheerful retirement messages are delightful for everyone :D

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by cfs » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:15 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:27 pm
cfs wrote:
Flymore wrote: My last day was Oct 27th, 2016 at 60 years old. :D
So far so good.
Hard to believe it's been a year and a half. :shock:
Congratulations!
Another Retirement Class of 2016 Graduate!
Glad to see that you are having FUN in retirement!
Gracias por leer ~cfs~
Cfs - Thank you for helping to keep the Retirement Roll Calls up and running, in between your many retirement travels and exciting adventures! Your warm welcomes and cheerful retirement messages are delightful for everyone :D
Thanks to our shipmate Miriam for the note, and for anyone planning to join The Active Retired Force, before I retired I prepared and signed a "cfs contract with cfs" [a three-liner, just like The Three Fund Portfolio, very simple], and I carry a copy in my wallet:

-- I will stay mentally active.
-- I will stay physically active.
-- I will have FUN.

Shipmates, that's all it take to have a successful retirement [well, at least on my side of the house]. Wishing all members of The Active Retired Force a productive retirement, y gracias por leer ~cfs~
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by Miriam2 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:31 pm

steve roy wrote: Retired on December 6, 2016 and then ...
Steamed through the South Pacific, visiting Australia (a week in Sydney), New Zealand, French Polynesia, and Hawaii. ...
And it was on to Hollywood, Florida for a final professional convention (there was a nice per diem), then a flight across the Atlantic for a few weeks in Switzerland and Italy.

In the Fall Mrs. Steve Roy and I attended the Bogleheads convention in Philly.

THIS YEAR, we've been prepping a Southern California house for sale, flying down from our new abode in Las Vegas, Nevada to do it. Just now we're servicing two mortgages, signing lots of checks for house rehab and watching money fly out the window. The house should be on the market in two weeks and with luck the place will be quickly sold and the drain on the family pocket book will come to an end.

We hope.
Thank you for the retirement report! Fun travels, a Bogleheads Conference, nice ways to begin a fabulous new life 8-)
Is this what the joys of home ownership look like? :wink:

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by cfs » Wed May 16, 2018 8:06 pm

Retirement Class of 2016, any updates, any stories and reports to share with prospective retirees? Gracias por leer ~cfs~
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by supalong52 » Fri May 25, 2018 5:35 pm

cfs wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Retirement Class of 2016, any updates, any stories and reports to share with prospective retirees? Gracias por leer ~cfs~
I went back to work part time. So I guess I have to remove my name from the list. I don't even think of my status using the retired/non-retired nomenclature anymore. I just do stuff now: some paid, some unpaid.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by cfs » Fri May 25, 2018 5:45 pm

supalong52 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 5:35 pm
cfs wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Retirement Class of 2016, any updates, any stories and reports to share with prospective retirees? Gracias por leer ~cfs~
I went back to work part time. So I guess I have to remove my name from the list. I don't even think of my status using the retired/non-retired nomenclature anymore. I just do stuff now: some paid, some unpaid.
Thanks for the update! Retired, working part-time, working for pay, working for no-pay, you are enjoying life and that's what counts. Good luck, y gracias por leer ~cfs~
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by sergeant » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:46 pm

Wow!, it has been over two years since I pulled the pin. I almost went back to work when the police union requested that I return as a part-time person to head the union but I had no interest.

I volunteer some at church, spend several hours every day walking, lifting, yoga, and biking. My health has improved with the huge reduction in stress and not wearing the duty belt and ballistic vest.

My house is about perfect since I have had ample time to fix everything and garden. My wife is still working so I do all the shopping, laundry, cooking , and cleaning. She loves it!

I meet different LE friends for lunch once or twice a week.
Lincoln 3 EOW!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by Miriam2 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:57 am

Sergeant, what a nice update! Thanks for sharing!
sergeant wrote: Wow!, it has been over two years since I pulled the pin. I almost went back to work when the police union requested that I return as a part-time person to head the union but I had no interest.
I volunteer some at church, spend several hours every day walking, lifting, yoga, and biking. My health has improved with the huge reduction in stress and not wearing the duty belt and ballistic vest.
Nice honor from the police union, but as our Boglehead friend Cfs says, "You are now a member of the Retired Active Force." :happy

Good news about your activities and improved health - retirement has many upsides with the change of lifestyle. Good things come with that huge reduction in stress. :happy
My house is about perfect since I have had ample time to fix everything and garden. My wife is still working so I do all the shopping, laundry, cooking , and cleaning. She loves it!
Lucky wife! I'm sending you my address - house needs fixing, garden needs fertilizing, and we'll eat whatever you cook :D
I meet different LE friends for lunch once or twice a week.
Must be fun! When with your old friends, remember the old saying: "Anything worth saying is worth repeating a thousand times." :mrgreen:

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by cfs » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:22 pm

Mister Sarge, thanks for your service, and thanks for the update. Concur with Miss Miriam, this is a GREAT update. I just love this: "My health has improved . . ." Hello, prospective retirees, is anyone listening? Again, thanks for the update and I look forward to updates from members of the retirement class (all of them). Let me say it again, retirement is great, life is wonderful. Gracias por leer ~cfs~
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by basspond » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:13 am

I was lucky to retire a month before my dad passed away. I was able to help my mom out a lot during his last days and to help with death issues including form 706 (wishful thinking). Staying busy with volunteer work and hobbies. Found out that healthy cooking takes more time then I realized. Still have many items on my to do list, but hey there is tomorrow. Life is great. I still don't understand how I was able to work and get the things done that needed to be done around the house. And this was my 1k post. Hope I haven't steered people wrong.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by Miriam2 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:53 pm

basspond wrote: I was lucky to retire a month before my dad passed away. I was able to help my mom out a lot during his last days and to help with death issues including form 706 (wishful thinking). Staying busy with volunteer work and hobbies. Found out that healthy cooking takes more time than I realized.
Basspond, thank you for your Retirement Update!

Ah yes, "healthy cooking takes more time than I realized." Isn't that the truth, slice and dice all those veggies, peel all that fruit, clean and de-bone the fish, peel potatoes, whisk oil & vinegar - maybe it's time for The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker :D Best "investment tip" I have gotten from Bogleheads
Still have many items on my to do list, but hey there is tomorrow. Life is great. I still don't understand how I was able to work and get the things done that needed to be done around the house. And this was my 1k post. Hope I haven't steered people wrong.
So many retirees have the same view of retirement time - how were we able to work and get the things done that needed to be done around the house? Maybe we didn't get things done around the house. It all piled up, we shoved it under the beds and stuffed it into the garage and repaired everything with duct tape :mrgreen:

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