Maybe the weirdest day of my life...so far.

afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,071
I just finished my last day at work and God willing I will never have to work again. Strange feeling to realize the day is finally here, no elation no triumphant feeling it's just weird. I hope I like this being retired. I think it may all sink in when I have made my last roundtrip to Arizona and am done moving. As it stands I am going to have to make at least two more round trips until I finally get to stay there. I guess I have to breathe that sigh of relief before I get all happy about it. Moving sucks even if it's to a better place.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,558
    Yeah, I had about the same experience -- mine was extra weird in that it was a Friday in January (2014) and I had a long, late-day meeting (!) that lasted until after 6pm. After it ended, I grabbed my last few things and lumbered out to the car in a nearly-empty parking lot on a cold, damp, dreary evening and drove, alone, to NH.

    So, yeah, I am empathetic. Next week will probably feel pretty good (or maybe next month, depending on how long it takes to finish your move).

  • msgmsg Posts: 5,643
    A somber congratulations to you Bruce.
    That is all.
    Carry on.
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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,571
    Congrats on the weirdest day of your life!

    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,558
    edited May 27
    oh, yeah -- and --
    'grats.

    Sorry I got all me-centric before.
    Wait.
    I just did it again.

    :/

    In all seriousness, I do think thing's'll be lookin' up and up (and up) at no time.


  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,264
    edited May 27
    Congrats Bruce, ...just think of it walking off into the sunset, tomorrow will be another day

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  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,886
    Congrats on both your retirement and relocating!
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 951
    Congrats Bruce. There is an adjustment period, but you'll get use to it. I love being retired and not having to put up with the politics at work. Also not having to hurry to get things done around the house during the weekend because I had to go back to work on Monday.

    I always figured when I retired that the days would go by slowly compared to when I was working. However they go by faster for me now than when I was working.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,304
    Congrats bro,,, AZ nice. Jump on out to the coast to cool down

    12 years 5 months 6 days and I can do a post like this.
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  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,907
    So you're moving all the way to Arizona just so you can sneak over the fence at Steve's hiouse at night to take a dip in his pool.

    ........most EXCELLENT of plans Sir 😀

    Retirement IS all it's cracked up to be. You'll enjoy it along with your new loction.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,091
    Congrats on your retirement plan. B)

    I'm glad you made it.

    Sat. then Sun.. Repeat over and over. :p

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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,246
    So are you retiring, going to prison for life or did you off your wife who has a huge life insurance policy? You never specified. If you retired, congratulations you lucky bastage!
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,110
    Just have fun and enjoy life!!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,447
    Congrats man, it is a good feeling to get up in the morning and be able to do whatever you want to do.....instead of the things you HAVE to do, for someone else, as in a job. After awhile, you'll kick yourself for not doing it sooner.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,558
    mrloren wrote: »
    Congrats bro,,, AZ nice. Jump on out to the coast to cool down

    12 years 5 months 6 days and I can do a post like this.

    ... but who's counting? ;)
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,309
    Congrats for sure! Staring a new chapter in the book of life is usually a nervous time. You'll get over it quickly enough and look back on this to wonder why you thought it was so strange. I have yet to meet a former coworker that retired and hear them say they regret making that decision. So 2 new adventures for you, I'm green with envy(other than the actual move).
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  • Polkitup2Polkitup2 Posts: 1,590
    Congrats on the retirement. I'm two years in and am wondering why I kept all of my old work documents, spreadsheets, contacts etc. I ain't ever going back!

    You will soon discover how many hours there are in a day. You need to fill them or you will go mad. Sleeping in? I wish, I wake at the same ridiculously early time as when I worked.

    Initially I was knocking off the home project list like that was my new job. Now I find that although I need still some sort of project in the works to keep my sanity, I have no real need to get it done in any time frame. Whenever is my new time frame.

    The wife is retiring next week, good thing I have a man cave!

    Enjoy!


  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,562
    Congrats man. I'm seriously considering it. It's definitely sooner than later for me. Turned 60 last year and it was like a switch went on...or off in my brain. So much stuff I want to do

    Enjoy!!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,558
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Polkitup2 wrote: »

    You will soon discover how many hours there are in a day. You need to fill them or you will go mad. Sleeping in? I wish, I wake at the same ridiculously early time as when I worked.



    I am not at risk of going mad, I preemptively went insane years ago.
    ...


    Signature line material, right there.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,430
    Way to go Bruce enjoy it well deserved did they reward you with a pat on the back, a plaque and a matching pen and pencil set? If not who cares give them all low grades on the exit interview.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,071
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Way to go Bruce enjoy it well deserved did they reward you with a pat on the back, a plaque and a matching pen and pencil set? If not who cares give them all low grades on the exit interview.

    My boss accused me of stealing my work truck today.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,558
    I mean, they would just have had to sanitize it, right?
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 221
    Congrats! Enjoy your freedom! 6 Saturday’s and 1 Sunday from now on!
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,281
    butterbean wrote: »
    Congrats! Enjoy your freedom! 6 Saturday’s and 1 Sunday from now on!

    NO!!!! 7 Saturdays.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,071
    Yeah, it is like "let's get ready for work tomorrow" on the other hand Sunday is a day of rest and after 6 Saturdays I'm gonna need it!
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  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 221
    It’s up to you! You are your own boss now!
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,071
    I never learned how to be in charge of myself, I've been one someone else's schedule since I was four.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,378
    Congrats señor.
    Enjoy every day.
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    Congrats sir! Enjoy it!!
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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,380
    Congrats to you sir! I retired a year ago and love it!
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