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Old 12-31-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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I haven't gone out on NY's Eve in decades, just too scary to drive. Going food shopping early today then putting on a pot of chili. Below zero tonight, so watching movies, snuggling with dogs, and going to bed early
Hope you all have a safe, healthy, and prosperous 2015!
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Happy Birthday, NEG. Tomorrow night we'll have a nice, home-cooked meal, a champagne cocktail or two and be in bed well before midnight.

Today is our 18th anniversary as well as the 6th anniversary of my retirement. A most joyous day on both accounts.
Thanks, and Happy Anniversaries to you!

I woke up this morning at the new age of 66 and pinched myself. I feel the same as yesterday and wonder of wonders, I'm still here. Sunny clear day, a nice sign to start the new year.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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This is my first New Year's Eve in 40 years that I haven't been on patrol. I have no idea what to do!
Kick back and enjoy it! Phone up a friend and make a plan, even home movies. I assume you're off duty because you're now retired, so congratulations!
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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Roads are covered with ice this morning and the city has no salt, as usual. We will be celebrating in.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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This is my first New Year's Eve in 40 years that I haven't been on patrol. I have no idea what to do!

Wherever you go and whatever you do, do it safely. Thank you for your service. Thank you for all of those years spent proctecting and taking care of our communities (wherever that is). But if it were me I might have planned a trip to some place exotic like New Zealand. In fact I think that is exactly what I will do in 3 years. I hope my wife is ready for that. Oh BTW don't any of you tell her.
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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I am planning to celebrate by being asleep an hour or two before the new year rolls around. I am working today, and I will work tomorrow.
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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This is my first New Year's Eve in 40 years that I haven't been on patrol. I have no idea what to do!

Stay home and stay safe!!!!
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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Doing what I usually do; stay home with the dogs to comfort them when the neighbors start shooting off fireworks and fireARMS at midnight and off and on through the remainder of the night.
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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Whirnot, I am so clueless after living in Atlanta for 30 years that I thought you had made a mistake---so I checked it out! OMG! Do you ever get used to it? Do you stay home a lot when it's so cold?
No, you do not get used to it. Yes you stay home a lot when it happens. But luckily it is usually just for a short period. We love winter and snow, but temps below Zero are no fun. A sunny day in the 20's is actually great, you just dress warm and the sun makes it feel much warmer with crisp air.

But by the same token, I could never live in Atlanta, with the heat and humidity.

And BTW the forecaster missed it. It was -29 at 6 am this morning. it is still -27 at 10:30 am.
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Kick back and enjoy it! Phone up a friend and make a plan, even home movies. I assume you're off duty because you're now retired, so congratulations!
Great advice. Thank you. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!
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