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It's REAL!

March 18th, 2015 at 01:18 pm

I got the official notice yesterday that my early retirement application was accepted. I sign the papers today. My last day will be June 30. Woot woot!

Basically, my compensation will be a little more than what I would have earned had I continued working through December. Since there are involuntary layoffs coming, I think I did the right thing.

I'm getting very excited now, thinking of all the things I will do. I'm definitely going to devote more time to getting fit, to cooking from scratch (and eating at home!), to writing, to organizing, to selling stuff, to grandchildren's activities, and to keeping the house cleaner. That's a lot!

And there's always the possibility of employment, too, though my museum contact has dropped off the map again. Really don't know how viable that is. But a part-time job in my neck of the woods might be a good thing, not only financially, but to get me out in the community.

I'm meeting a friend for dinner tonight -- someone I used to work with. It will be nice to share my happy news!

29 Responses to “It's REAL!”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Great news!

  2. Bob B. Says:

    Congratulations on your well earned retirement. I hope to join you in 20-25 years. Hopefully closer to the 20 years!

  3. MonkeyMama Says:


  4. PNW Mom Says:


  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you.

  6. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    Congrats! What an exciting new adventure for you!!

  7. littlegopher Says:

    Super news - Yay!!

  8. doingitallwrong Says:

    Fantastic news!

  9. JulieAlbright Says:

    I'm so happy for you - it sounds like a great and exciting part of your life is about to unfold.

  10. Petunia 100 Says:

    How wonderful, CB! Congrats. Smile

  11. michdado Says:

    Congrats CB. I'm so happy for you. Well-deserved, I'm sure.

  12. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, that's wonderful that you got it. I'm excited for you to move into the next phase of your life.

  13. ThriftoRama Says:

    Yay! I'm hugging you through the computer! Smile

  14. Bluebird Says:

    Wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

  15. Carol Says:


  16. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Awesome news!!! Big congratulations Smile

  17. MissAngel Says:

    Woohoo!!!!!! Congrats!

  18. Shiela Says:

    That's great news CB! Congrats on your early retirement.

  19. laura/the deacon's wife Says:

    A big congratulations! Wow! This means we should try for a lunch before you go!! Looking forward to reading *the* next chapter of your journey! Smile

  20. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    The new woman emerges July 1 !

  21. chloe Says:

    Congrats! Sounds like you'll be busier (in a good way!) once you're retired Smile

  22. ceejay74 Says:

    Hooray!! I missed this yesterday -- glad you mentioned it in today's post. I'm so happy for you and excited to read about your second (for good!) retirement.

  23. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm so glad to hear this!

  24. snafu Says:

    {{{Hugs}}}, Congratulations, what wonderful news. All your followers are delighted for you. Sorry, we're traveling in
    Malaysia and finally got somewhat organized in beautiful Penang, a World Heritage site. I missed your initial announcement

    Just past mid March and you've a major To Do list. lol Enjoy kudos from your colleagues, they will certainly miss you.

  25. My English Castle Says:

    I'm with snafu--late--but wishing you all the best. I look forward to your next chapter!

  26. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations how exciting. Are you moving to Carolinas now?

  27. CB in the City Says:

    Nope, I will not be moving, not in the near future, anyway! I live one block away from my two grandsons, an arrangement I like just fine!

  28. Looking Forward Says:

    Let the countdown begin! Big Grin

  29. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Congratulations! That's really great news. :-)

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