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Old 10-09-2005, 06:00 PM   #239
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Annie, aren't you newly retired? Congratulations and have a wonderfully unfettered winter, warm and deliciously unscheduled ~G

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Old 10-09-2005, 06:06 PM   #240
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Robert, we wave hi everyday as we drive by on our way to work on the new-to-us place. Someday we'll see you outside by the Airstream and stop to meet and really say hello and see what you are doing on that big silver "thing." Isn't this COOL weather terrific? Hope all is well. ~G

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Old 10-09-2005, 07:22 PM   #241
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retirement beckons.

My wife is a RN, retired from one hospital and now working as a contract nurse for another and I have 38 years of teaching experience. We have set June 2006 as our retirement date. We purchased an 30 foot Excella in 2002 and have used it frequently in preparation for some extensive, long term travel. So as you might imagine I have been marking the days until we set off on our next adventure. Perhaps our paths will cross on the road.
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:32 AM   #242
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Sounds like I'm not the only IT exec who prefers to tow a shiny tin can around the country than to "develop strategies to mitigate compliance risk."

I'm glad to leave that in the rear view as well. Welcome to the party!

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Old 10-10-2005, 03:59 PM   #243
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Originally Posted by Budsinacan
We are both retired bankers. Thank goodness we're both out of that now dreadful business. It's now full of puppets and the holding companies pull the strings. What ever happened to the good old days when you had to think while standing on your own two feet. Anyone out there agree with me?
I was in banking for 25 years. Lost my job twice being on the wrong end of the acquisition. Problem was I was in Operations and most of those people are not needed on the other side. Not only did I lose but the communities these neighborhood institutions served lost. Since then I have moved into the public sector first spending 9 years at the local community college district and now the past two at the convention center and domed stadium. Sort of radical changes of environments but all dealing with computers or communications.

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Old 10-10-2005, 06:40 PM   #244
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BFA ,Maryland Institute College of Arts. Furniture/Cabinetmaker since 1972. Did work at the Baltimore Zoo and the Crandon Park Zoo in Miami. Worked for Land Rover North America for a number of years supervising construction of Land Rover Centres from Chicago to Tampa. My wife just got out of banking after 20 years. She's much now a librarian and loves it.
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:22 PM   #245
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I am a Police Officer in a resort community, in some ways like in 'Jaws' except I have not come across any sharks in the middle of Oregon. Gosh, thinking of it I can hang up the belt in 8 more years, hmm new 25' CCD, one must have their dreams. My wife owns and runs a preschool based on the Waldorf system.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:03 PM   #246
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We own a music store not cd's, musical instruments. My husband always laughs when people ask him what he does because they alway's think cd's for some reason.

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Old 11-29-2005, 01:45 PM   #247
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iam a newly retired park ranger. my better half is still teaching special ed.
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Old 11-29-2005, 03:40 PM   #248
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Retired is GREAT!!!

I am a retired Air Traffic Controller and ATC Supervisor after 35 years Govt. time. I worked in D.C. and Minneapolis. My Wife is a recovering Attorney, which means she sold the Partnership and started a small practice on her own and now only does what she feels good about. I find that I am now her Paul Drake, (without the gun), and run documents to various court houses. Can't believe I ever had time to have a career.
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:03 PM   #249
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For some reason, I haven't told you what I do...

I am a senior technician for a major auto repair and tire manufacturing chain, and have been doing this for almost 34 years now. I also wear a couple of other hats, but they are secondary.
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:28 PM   #250
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Very interesting stuff. I literally just read the entire thread. I have somehow missed it before as well.

I am on my third career. I was an aquatic toxiclogist on Cape Cod for a private laboratory for ten years before returning to school. I then practiced as a chiropractor in the hinterlands of Wisconsin for 21 years before retiring.
I tried retirement for about five weeks and went absolutely insane. I now sell Audis and VWs at a small market store.

I'm not sure what I will do next. I always wanted to be a cowboy or a racecar driver. Hmmm, I'm only 16, I guess there is still time!

Wherever you go... there you are!
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:19 PM   #251
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What a great thread and a really interesting variety of backgrounds.

I'm nearing the end of my first career by retiring from the military in 6 short months and will continue in the private sector as a system administrator.

My wife is a RN with the state.

We also run a part-time IT consulting business on the side.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:37 PM   #252
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My job title is Health and Safety Adviser. I have been an inspector of public water systems, ferries and buildings (facilities), childcare centers, prisons, residential treatment centers and community colleges.

Before going to college I built houses, and dabbled in most all the construction trades.

I have aspirations of being the proud owner of a completed Airstream Tradewind. When I finish that chore, my job title will be complete and I will then resolve myself to laying about and doing as little as possible.

It's a metaphysical thing...

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