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Title: Well, the day has come......
Post by: snopork on July 31, 2017, 04:13:52 PM
Today at 12:30PM local time I walked out of work as a former Federal Employee after 35years, 4 months and 3 days. 

Now what?
Title: Re: Well, the day has come......
Post by: snopork on July 31, 2017, 04:16:59 PM
Oh yea,  my wife is taking me to some nice steak place in Beloit, WI.  I thought I might be taking her to a nice steak place in Aspen, CO on this day but FAA bureaucracy kind of changed that.  Oh, well  - happy trails to me - hopefully this winter if we can avoid the last 2 seasons of no snow.
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Post by: Phantom on August 01, 2017, 04:31:46 PM
Congratulations Andy!
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Post by: MNNavy on August 03, 2017, 07:47:20 AM
Congrats, Pork!

I figure my day is still about seven years off.
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Post by: Hal on August 03, 2017, 11:46:55 AM
Now you will understand why us retirees say we never knew how we ever had time to work.
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Post by: snopork on August 04, 2017, 08:13:13 PM
Retired on the 31st of july, went up to the cabin on the 1st of Aug.  I think it snowed up there the night of the 2nd.  Installed lights in porkshack Garage.  Drove home Friday the 4th(today). Get rear ended at a stop light by a lady on a cell phone 10 miles from home.  She had Allstate - I photo claimed like the commercial - hope i'm in good hands, I need new bumper and some tailgate work and some......
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Post by: snopork on August 06, 2017, 08:13:55 AM
Thanks, everyone.  Once I get over feeling like I'm in Limbo as my retirement  gets processed I'll feel better about it.........i think.   Right now I have a list of projects that have been in Limbo to complete.
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Post by: Rage'n Renegade on August 06, 2017, 08:43:38 AM
Congrats!  :luxhello: You'll enjoy it once you get out of the "limbo" stage.  Just keep yourself busy, which I'm sure you'll have no problem doing. 
:thinksnow:
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Post by: greekboy on August 07, 2017, 03:57:42 PM
Congratulations Porkster ! I just talked to you yesterday, so I know all the details..., but still wanted to go on record saying that I'm happy for you, (even though I still have 16 more long frustrating years to go....)

Hoping we'll find some time and snow conditions to ride together again this year, and even maybe get our boys on the trails again. They had a lot fun a few years ago, but last year must have been the worst year I can remember on riding conditions, as I only ran my machines on one weekend all year season....

Enjoy the time off and let me know if you ever want to work on any of my projects while your sitting around waiting for snow to fall.... LOL.... 

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Post by: snopork on August 08, 2017, 11:16:37 AM
My wife has me doing Pilates with her - kickin my arse.   Cant wait til she goes back to work
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Post by: racerdave on August 09, 2017, 06:33:39 AM
Congrats Andy!  :beer2: 4 years and 7 months for me so far. Been great. Now you, do what you want, when you want, if you want.
Title: Re: Well, the day has come......
Post by: ZiRT on August 09, 2017, 01:28:35 PM
 :thumbsupsmileyanim:
I'm hoping to be out of the (regular) workforce in 9 years. Probably optimistic since I can't even find employees, let alone someone looking to buy me out.  :banghead:
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Post by: racerdave on August 09, 2017, 03:34:59 PM
:thumbsupsmileyanim:
I'm hoping to be out of the (regular) workforce in 9 years. Probably optimistic since I can't even find employees, let alone someone looking to buy me out.  :banghead:

Snopork needs something to do!
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Post by: Howie on August 10, 2017, 09:00:01 PM
Congrats Andy!!! Enjoy!!! :beer2:
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Post by: snopork on August 10, 2017, 09:26:04 PM
one of the things I started doing is digging thru my doghouse.  Reminds more and more of American Pickers - only none of my stuff is that old.  Got rid of a bunch before this pic was taken
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Post by: racerdave on August 11, 2017, 06:54:10 AM
If I only had a toybox like that. :thumbsupsmileyanim:
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Post by: Howie on August 14, 2017, 10:07:24 AM
one of the things I started doing is digging thru my doghouse.  Reminds more and more of American Pickers - only none of my stuff is that old.  Got rid of a bunch before this pic was taken

LOL, you don't even have room for the flying machine anymore. What did you do, build another hanger???
Title: Re: Well, the day has come......
Post by: snopork on August 14, 2017, 04:08:31 PM
one of the things I started doing is digging thru my doghouse.  Reminds more and more of American Pickers - only none of my stuff is that old.  Got rid of a bunch before this pic was taken

LOL, you don't even have room for the flying machine anymore. What did you do, build another hanger???
itsa sick addiction - i had too let the flying machine go to make room for all this other great junk
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Post by: Phantom on August 23, 2017, 08:25:35 AM
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Post by: SnoSub on August 28, 2017, 10:09:20 PM
CONGRATS ANDY!  Hoping you have a long and happy retirement.
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Post by: Frostbit on August 29, 2017, 01:31:34 AM
 :smoke:

Congrats, buddy. I walked out the door myself this summer, June 15th. I put in 28 years in municipal work which was preceded by 10 years on the state level. 38 total, and I am yet 59.

Going to Thailand next month for two weeks, and a Belize/Guatamala/Mexico three week excursion is on for the Christmas/New Years timeframe.

Then....I'll do some riding.
Title: Re: Well, the day has come......
Post by: snopork on August 29, 2017, 07:47:00 PM
Ya know if I ever get all the deferred maintenance caught up and half completed projects finish I MIGHT FEEL RETIRED.  As it is, I feel like I'm self employed for no pay but don't have to worry about being late for work.  35 years, 4 months, 3 days and age 56.   geez AARP wont leave me alone and I keep getting these side pop ups on my browser for Cialis, Viagra, Testosterone boosters, Ageless Male - at least "smiling Bob" must be retired......