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Carlos
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PostSubject: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:26 pm

Yep. Over 30 years just here. I am trying to get out of here before the crooks in the statehouse screw me over and prevent it. Over 40 years of full-time working. I do have plenty to occupy my time. Ham Radio being at the top of the list. I also want to do a number of things. Just a few are:

Go look for Lake Superior agates.
Wait for a dry year and wade the Iowa rivers looking for geodes.
Stop at that big Tennessee Alabama Fireworks store.
Wade in the pacific.

I have about 23 working days left. Kinda depends on the wife and her schedule. But the 31st of December is it. I may have a few more forms to fill out. Who knew how much paper was devoted to retiring.

sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:30 pm

Congratulations Brother! I hope you get to do all those things and a bunch more. Hip hip hooray for the old farts!!!!Embarassed 
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:35 pm

Enjoy! I've found it has taken a lot of stress away.
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:59 pm

Congratulations Carlos!
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:40 pm

cheers 

Get while the gettin's good!

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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:01 pm

Congrats to you! And definitely a good call to get out while you can - by the time I retire, I think the minimum age will be 115.
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:03 pm

Congrats! cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:10 pm

That's awesome Carlos, I hope you get to do everything on your bucket list. You are fortunate to retire at an early age, wish I could've done the same. But like you say, get while the goin' is good.
Congrats. cheers cheers cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:05 pm

Congratulations brother! cheers cheers 

Welcome to the pensioners club.Cool 

Fraternally

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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:41 pm

Great news Carlos. I hope all goes well with the paperwork and it's smooth sailing from there on out. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:14 pm

Congrat's on the retirement Buddy, Geode hunting, now that sounds like something I would enjoy doing very much, not much scope for Geodes in our locale sadly, I'd love to see pictures of your current Mineral collection. sunny cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:16 pm

I tried to talk my wife into letting me retire, but she just laughed. Crying or Very sad 
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:27 pm

Congratulations! You've got lots of things planned and that's the key to a happy retirement. Stay active and do the things you've always wanted to do but didn't have the time. I wish you the best and hope your retirement will be the happiest time of your life. Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:29 pm

The day I retired something went wrong with my face. I developed this weird stretching in my facial muscles surrounding my mouth...it was pulled wider and the ends were directed upward. My doctor said he'd seen it before in men over the age of 65, though it hit me earlier. Doc called it a "smile" or something like that. It hasn't gone away. My wife says I actually look better this way. And even though I get a little bit of an ache in my jaw muscles occasionally I generally feel a whole lot better...look forward to getting up...enjoy those around me more...overall outlook much improved. Doc wanted me to sign up for doing one of those 'investigational medication' things, but I haven't found the time to call him back about it! I guess I'll just have to try and live with it. Shouldn't be a problem. lol

Good luck on your 'condition' Carlos. Welcome to the club.

If you ever get out to Oregon, we've got the most beautiful coast in the world. Great agates in some secret locations. Geodes however are just over the mountains in the central part of the state. You'll need one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_gnr_aps?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AGeologist+rock+pick&keywords=Geologist+rock+pick&ie=UTF8&qid=1384982621

If you send me one with a cheap handle (not the nice Estwing stacked leather) I'll put a cool exotic wood handle on it as a retirement gift!
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:44 pm

Congrats, Carlos! May your bucket list bring you joy

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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:55 pm

congrats man!
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:27 pm

Enjoy! I'm a decade or so behind you....
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:24 pm

Mandatory retirement in the Episcopal church is 72. By the time I get there, they may have bumped it up a little. I taught 32 years, and my hope is to get in 20 as a parish priest. So... it is a way off still for me. Have fun!
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:27 pm

hey brother, the Pacific is 10 minutes from my house, and Ventura is not as nuts as LA

come on out, enjoy your retirement

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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:42 pm

Good health, happiness and long life. And consider the wisdom of Mahatma Ghandi's advice: Don't worry about small things. There are too many of them.
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:00 pm

If you decide to stop and look for some Petoskey stones on the way to the land of Gitchee Gume drop me a PM. I'll be happy to point you in the right direction away from the Fudgies. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:06 pm

I should mention that I am not really a rock hound. Just something I want to do. Always liked looking at rocks. Especially the interesting ones. Our selection is pretty thin here in central IL. Lots of black muck soil around.

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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:38 am

22 days and a wakeup, congratulations!
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:10 am

congrats carlos! don't forget you'll have more time to make a few more pipes now.
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PostSubject: Re: "ahem" Also, Retiring   Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:58 am

Congrats!! And every day is Saturday!!!
I've drunk more of the Pacific than I care to remember, and every time I've been to Superior it was just too cold to wade in! But they are good places to start in!!!
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