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Old 02-17-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Well we got a tentative buyer for our house, we have a earnest contract with the bank. Sure hope all goes well if so then it is a perfect world. This time anyways
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Well we got a tentative buyer for our house, we have a earnest contract with the bank. Sure hope all goes well if so then it is a perfect world. This time anyways
Good luck I hope it all works out for you guys JM
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Thank you Jersey Man I appreciate it, we need all the luck we can get right now, I've been praying for the best.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I have 253 days left until retirement. Did any of you have a difficult time dragging yourself into work every day toward the end? I have to really force myself every day. I started my countdown about 5 years ago so maybe that was too soon. I'm so anxious to leave.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: In the North Idaho woods, still surrounded by terriers
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I have 134 days to go to retirement (January 2nd) and I almost have to light a bomb under myself to get going to work every morning (at 5:50 am!). After 20 years I am burned out and really ready for a change. My only worry is selling my home here so I can relocate as I wish to do, but it is not a "must" so I will take it as it comes and let the Universe run its course.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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It'll be here before you know it, slq. Just check back my old posts from March or so. And, now I am retired , finally retired !!!!
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Well we did it June 1 and there was so much excitment that we didn't really have any trouble or should I say he didn't really have any trouble as I am still working 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off but they offered my something I couldn't resist for the moement, however I now wish I was fully gone from the job. I'm not old enough to retire so I will quit after a few more months of this sweet schedule as they have already paid for my airfare back and forth.

We still have a great deal of exciting things going on around us, my husband has not looked back or regreted his retirement he is only 55 but has 30 years in with the State.

I started my count down at 1,000 days and it goes faster than you think.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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I will take it as it comes and let the Universe run its course.
What else can we do, really?

If you want reality to be different than it is right now, you might as well try to teach a cat to bark. You can try and try, and in the end the cat will look up at you and say, meow....Katie Byron
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have 134 days to go to retirement (January 2nd) and I almost have to light a bomb under myself to get going to work every morning (at 5:50 am!). After 20 years I am burned out and really ready for a change. My only worry is selling my home here so I can relocate as I wish to do, but it is not a "must" so I will take it as it comes and let the Universe run its course.

You sound almost like me except I would really hate being at work at 5:50 a.m. 8 is bad enough. I'm burned out and my job looks like it's being phased out. We have to sell our house so we can move near family and that's stressing me. My husband had to go on disability 5 years ago and he's been semi-patiently waiting for me to retire so we can move.

I know time will go by faster as soon as the holidays get here.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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497 days for me. I started at 1000 days too. Those are calendar days - real time left. It gets harder and harder to care at all about work anymore. I start my commute at 530am and don't get home until 6 so I would love to end the loooong commute too.
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