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March 11, 2019 5:08 pm  #1


Greetings.

It's been way too long.  Did anyone notice I was gone?  :-)

Got caught up with getting retired and stuff.  
My plans got messed up a bit by the US Federal Government shutdown.

Had not watched any Sherlock in a bit but found myself sucked into ASIP last night and started missing my forum friends.

Hope everyone is doing well.  


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March 11, 2019 5:09 pm  #2


Re: Greetings.

Great to hear from you and I am well jealous of the retirement.
Welcome home.


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March 11, 2019 5:51 pm  #3


Re: Greetings.

Welcome back tonaree! I hope you are enjoying retirement so far.


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March 11, 2019 7:46 pm  #4


Re: Greetings.

It's lovely to hear from you, Tonnaree!  Congratulations on your retirement!  I hope you've managed to get it all sorted out.  I am officially retired too now, but still working part-time.  Isn't it great?  I hope you have many long and happy years of retirement!

 

March 13, 2019 2:58 pm  #5


Re: Greetings.

So far one of the best things about retirement is staying up until 2am and sleeping until 10.  :-)
I've always been a night owl but had to work a day job.  Now I just let my body follow it's natural rhythms.


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March 14, 2019 7:33 am  #6


Re: Greetings.

That's what a couple of my retired friends have said - they love not setting an alarm!  I'm the opposite of a night owl, so it doesn't make much difference to my sleeping time, but it's still good on the days I know I don't have to wake up.  I have so much more energy working less hours.  My completely retired friends look so much better and healthier! 

 

March 14, 2019 7:44 am  #7


Re: Greetings.

Oh stop it!
Just hope I last the 5 years I am planning until my own retirement.
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March 14, 2019 4:47 pm  #8


Re: Greetings.

You'll make it BB!!!

I was just lucky I started my good government job at the blushing age of 25.  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png
  Got my 31 years in early.

All my friends that have retired also look so much happier.  I understand now.  Can't remember the last time I felt this stress free.


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March 14, 2019 5:12 pm  #9


Re: Greetings.

I was gonna ask you if that's civil service, but of course that's a Brit thing!
With local gov here, it's 40 years.
I was 21 when I first started, but had breaks for children and other jobs.
I have never had a well paid job...my pension will be crap, especially so as I intend going 5 years early.


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March 14, 2019 5:59 pm  #10


Re: Greetings.

40 years for me too, so I haven't got a full pension, due to various things (being in and out, education, part-time working, and really stupidly claiming some of it back in my 20s!).  Hence not being able to retire completely! 

I found the last couple of years went very quickly, BB - seemed like retirement was here before I knew it!
 

 

March 14, 2019 6:03 pm  #11


Re: Greetings.

Oh yeah, as I've been in this job 20 years now, I know the next 5 will go quickly...
Brian and I had discussed retiring at 60(3 years time), but when I saw my last pension statement, I thought there was no way I would be able to afford that.
I mean I do get Brian's pension and have savings from his employer(same as mine) pay out...
But one does worry!


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