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Thread: I did it!!!!!

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    I did it!!!!!

    Today I turned in my retirement notice. Bad news is that I have to give a 6 mo. notice.
    Boy is this going to be a long 6 months! I told my DH we need to plan a trip to leave on August 22 (last day is August 21) so I have something to plan for in the next 6 months. Just think how many quilts I'll be able to do now. yippee!

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    congratulations - retirement is a great life. However, I don't get nearly as much sewing done as I'd thought since there are so many other things that I can do now that I'm retired.
    Kate

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    Congrats !!

    August is kinda warm for a trip.....maybe someplace cooler like the inside of a few quilt shops.....haha
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    Good for you! Now you'll have something to plan for. It will be a long 6 months. But you will do it.

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    How many quilt shops in Europe?

    The only way I'll drop 10 pounds is to go shopping in England. - Maxine-

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    Good for you! I did that 3 1/2 years ago and I haven't looked back...busier now than ever for sure!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    I retired six years ago....if they would just increase the number of hours in a day to 48, I might make some headway! What kind of work do you do that requires that long a notice? OUCH!
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    Congrats!!
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    Congratulations!! Retirement is wonderful! Enjoy it!

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    boy if you weren't all the way in Wisconsin I'd come work your last six months for you. Have loads of fun being "retired".

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    Good for you. I have another 20 years before I can retire and 2 years before I can reduce my work week to 5 days a week from 6.

    The first thing on my bucket list is a sewing retreat in 3 years.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    Congrats! Retirement is the best job I've ever had......

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    Congratulations!!
    OVER THE RAINBOW JANE is the name of my Dear Baby Jane----though it should be poor, neglected & may never ever be finished baby jane!
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    Congratulations on your impending retirement! How exciting! I am dreaming of the day I get to give my retirement notice too Enjoy your increased quilting time!
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    I'm eligible for my full govmt. pension in 23 days! I'm not resigning my part time job though until I see if we can live on our combined pensions. Wouldn't it be wonderful if I could use all my work income as MAD money? I'd actually be happy to go to work.
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    I gave 4 months notice when I retired in Aug. 2009. The time flew by with so much to do finding a replacement and training her. Happy retirement! It's so great!

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    Congrats! I hope you will enjoy yours as much as I have mine! I love it!

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    Enjoy your retirement! I am looking forward to the time when I can retire. I have so many things planned that I want to do.

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    I retired November 2009. I gave a three month notice. The time did go by quickly and I have never looked back. The time was right for me.

    Congratulations and enjoy!


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    Retirement is wonderful. It seems I have less time to get things done than when I was working. It must be I'm not as organized, but there are at least two days a week I can devote to quilting. I love it and you will too. Congrats

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    Congrats! I have retired twice now, but will probably take a part-time job at some point just as something else. I'm still not getting as much done quilting wise as I want (other things come up and I let them distract me).

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    I retired for a year and decided I was too young and went back to work. Been almost 2 years back at work. Doubt I ever retire for good. My Husband has no plans to retire.
    Another Phyllis
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnalynett View Post
    Congrats! Retirement is the best job I've ever had......
    You stole my line..............I thought I was the only one who said that !!!!! LOL Truthfully, IT IS the best job I ever had.
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    Good for you...time will go faster than you think. I gave a year's notice, but also reduced my work week to 3 days a week...no Monday's or Friday's...I had a really great employer. Now my full time job is taking care of my husband, and I took up quilting after retirement to fill the gap of so much working with computers. Love the quilting...now got 6 vintage machines and 2 fancy computerized ones. This place has been my "university of choice" since then although I was inspired by a really good friend who took me to my first quilt show. Hope you have lots of good times ahead.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    Congrats! Your 6 mos. will go quicker than you think. Keep dreaming of all the things you can do with your free time~~~
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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