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Posted: 8/17/2004 5:03:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/17/2004 5:04:46 AM EST by Old_Painless]
Well boys, I have 9 working left till retirement.

The refinery where I work offered an early retirement incentive to get rid of some of us old guys. I'm taking it. Among other things, I will get 18 months pay.

I will retire on 8-31-04. I now have what we called in the Army the "Single Digit Fidgits".

I plan to:

Go shooting
Play golf
Do some woodworking
Go shooting
Play with the grandkids
Travel some
Work at my church
Go shooting
And whatever else I want to do.

It's going to be great. I can hardly wait!

Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:05:25 AM EST
Big time congrats dude.

Time to make up for your misspent adulthood.



Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:05:45 AM EST
Short!

Congrats & have fun.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:06:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:06:28 AM EST
Now don't let your productivity slack off and go daydreaming about all that free time!!!

(congrats!)

Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:08:07 AM EST
SWEET!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:09:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Don't forget the Hun Farm Shoots that we have!




I think my last excuse to miss a visit to the Hun Farm is about to evaporate.

I hope to make one soon.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:10:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Now don't let your productivity slack off ....



There are limits to possibility, if you know what I mean.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:11:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/17/2004 5:11:42 AM EST by dpmmn]
You should spend some time with that grandson and his heirloom, he would like that


Edited to add: Congrats on the retirement!!!!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:11:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Well boys, I have 9 working left till retirement.



Good for you! Stay active and enjoy it. I have 17 years left. 20 if I work till my youngest is out of college.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:11:22 AM EST
Great news! I think you'll find yourself very busy now that you have nothing to do. Doesn't make sense but every guy I know that is retired is one busy retired guy.

Now there will be some time to set up some more test doors/walls and shoot them
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:13:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ramjet:

Now there will be some time to set up some more test doors/walls and shoot them



I expect some assignments from Pale Pony anyday now.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:14:48 AM EST
CONGRATS!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:16:11 AM EST
Congrats you lucky dog you!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:17:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:17:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:18:45 AM EST
Damn, I have wanted to retire since I was 8 years old and first found out about the concept of retirement. My Grandfather retired, and I asked him what it meant. I will never forget the words he said to me. "They pay me not to work." I never did find a way to retire before I started working though...

Congrats! You are living the dream!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:24:07 AM EST
I'm still waiting on election results for my military retirement. CONGRATS
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:24:30 AM EST
Good for you Old_Painless.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:26:22 AM EST
Congratulations. Make sure to keep yourself busy so you don't miss work.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:27:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

It's going to be great. I can hardly wait!





Learn to deal with depression.


SGtar15
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:29:11 AM EST
Envious!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:29:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
Congratulations. Make sure to keep yourself busy so you don't miss work.




I have people asking every day, "What are you going to do???"

Like I'm going to fall on the floor and start crying because I can't come out to this stinkin' refinery.

I have a lots of things planned. I can hardly wait!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:30:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:33:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/17/2004 5:33:22 AM EST by Brisk322]

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
I plan to:

Go shooting
Play golf
Do some woodworking
Go shooting
Play with the grandkids
Travel some
Work at my church
Go shooting
And whatever else I want to do.

It's going to be great. I can hardly wait!



Congratulations!

You did forget a few things, though...

Go shooting
Go shooting
Go shooting
Go shooting
Go shooting
Clean guns
Go shooting
Go shooting
Go shooting
Go shooting
Go shooting
Go shooting
Go shooting
Go shooting
Edit: Go shooting

Enjoy your (temporal) rest.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:35:21 AM EST
Sounds good!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:35:52 AM EST
Congrats! Enjoy yourself. As sarge hinted, don't be surprised if you experience some depression / anxiety in the next few months. It sounds funny but retiring is actually a very stressful event even if it is good stress.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:43:41 AM EST

Congrats!

Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:44:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By livefreeordieNH:
Congrats! Enjoy yourself. As sarge hinted, don't be surprised if you experience some depression / anxiety in the next few months. It sounds funny but retiring is actually a very stressful event even if it is good stress.



Thanks.

I've heard about post-retirement depression, but doubt I'll have any. My friends that have preceeded me tell me it is like one long vacation, getting better and better.

One of my retiree friends and I like to visit military and firearms museums and plan to take a trip to visit a couple of big military museums that we haven't seen yet. I can hardly wait.

Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:51:17 AM EST
Sung in a sing-song voice...


"Your gonna drive your wife nu-huts-s"

Have fun OP!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:59:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By hielo:
Sung in a sing-song voice...


"Your gonna drive your wife nu-huts-s"

Have fun OP!



Already did it.

That's probably why I am now single and can afford to retire.

As I told my buddy's wife, "Twice the husband, half the pay."
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:01:44 AM EST
Awesome...

Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:06:52 AM EST
Congrats OP!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:08:13 AM EST
Woo-hoo

Congratulations!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:08:30 AM EST
Congrats OP!

Scott
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:08:36 AM EST
Congrats

Don't do what my dad did.

He retired from the FAA.

And started Monday working, AT THE EXACT SAME PLACE for the University of Oklahoma, doing the EXACT SAME THING.

TXL
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:12:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:17:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By EricE:
- just don't talk trash about my dog

Eric E




That's that cute little minature poodle, right?
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:26:22 AM EST
Congratulations, and may God continue to bless you, my friend.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:28:11 AM EST
Congratulations! only about 30 years to go for me
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:29:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By hielo:
Sung in a sing-song voice...


"Your gonna drive your wife nu-huts-s"

Have fun OP!



Already did it.

That's probably why I am now single and can afford to retire.

As I told my buddy's wife, "Twice the husband, half the pay."



i hear ya
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:46:05 AM EST
Sounds great OP!

God bless you in your retirement.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 7:02:19 AM EST
Congrats Painless.....are you ready for the EASY LIFE?
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 7:51:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By StonerStudent:
Congrats Painless.....are you ready for the EASY LIFE?



You better believe it!

I have loads of ammo to burn up. I better get started.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 8:19:13 AM EST
Congratulations!!

It’s like winning the lottery – you get an annuity check every month and all you have to do to earn it is stay alive!!

Incidentally, I retired over four years ago and find I still don’t have time to do everything I want to do. Despite that, at times I do feel a little restless, like maybe I should get another job or something (esp. after 9/11).

Retirement is not without it’s own quandaries.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 8:24:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By 199:

Retirement is not without it’s own quandaries.



Well, that's fine with me. I've had the "quandry" of getting up and going to work for 38 years. I'm ready for a new one.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 8:35:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 8:39:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By mojo:

Congrats, O_P. You forgot gardening.



Hey, you're right!

Of course, my gardening looks more like "natural weed growth", but I do get a few tomatoes out of it.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 8:40:13 AM EST
congratulations!

Link Posted: 8/17/2004 8:52:33 AM EST
Congrats
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 9:06:33 AM EST
HI painless, which plant do you work at ?? those places are why i dont still live there.
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