Anyone close to retirement? / when do you start counting the days?

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Central Arkansas
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Originally posted by zlacruising
42 weeks and counting down.......
39 for me!!!! June 27...
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Originally posted by Priya2
I am now at 332 sleeps
Are tou counting days you are off too???
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Monteagle, TN
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Retired in 2003 at 55, husband retired 3 years ago after I begged him to stop working after his heart surgery. Just the other day he said "Why did I wait so long?" Well dud~
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Originally posted by Priya2
what gave it away?
Sleeps....lol!!
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Carson City NV
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493 days....Jan 19 2015. Seems so far off, but everyone says it will go quickly....hope they're right!
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Carson City NV
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Originally posted by tahoemc
493 days....Jan 19 2015. Seems so far off, but everyone says it will go quickly....hope they're right!
That should have said 481 days
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Monarch of the Seas - Baja - June 2008
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USA
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Originally posted by always_cruisin
43 paychecks (625 days) for me.
Well if I did paychecks I would have 14 or 15 left, but we only get paid once a month. Still counting weeks!!!
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Central Arkansas
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Originally posted by zlacruising
Well if I did paychecks I would have 14 or 15 left, but we only get paid once a month. Still counting weeks!!!
I get paid once a month, too. I have 10 paydays left!!!


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Upcoming Cruises:

Liberty of the Seas, 8/20/17
Freedom of the Seas TA, WB, 10/2018

Vision of the Seas, B2B2B, January 12-24, 2018
Brilliance of the Seas TA, EB, 4/2018

Symphony TA, 10/28/18
Vision of the Seas, Panama Canal, 11/13/2018
Vision of the Seas, 3/2/19
USA
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Originally posted by internetwhiz
I get paid once a month, too. I have 10 paydays left!!!


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That must be a teacher thing...lol
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Central Arkansas
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Originally posted by zlacruising
That must be a teacher thing...lol
I'm in higher education, but not a traditional faculty member.


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Past Cruises:
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Upcoming Cruises:

Liberty of the Seas, 8/20/17
Freedom of the Seas TA, WB, 10/2018

Vision of the Seas, B2B2B, January 12-24, 2018
Brilliance of the Seas TA, EB, 4/2018

Symphony TA, 10/28/18
Vision of the Seas, Panama Canal, 11/13/2018
Vision of the Seas, 3/2/19
Kansas City (Gladstone) , MO
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Joined May 2006
I'm thinking the "23rd of Februry, 2014. I know that is a strange date, but it will be (hopefully I can make it till then ) a year since I have been out of the hospital. In the last two years, I have been in the hosptial 6 times, and I "don't" want to go back.

I work for a large well known corporation and I will have just turned 71, but most people think I am younger than what I am, and I love my job so we'll see.
Sacramento, CA
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Originally posted by beshears
I'm thinking the "23rd of Februry, 2014. I know that is a strange date, but it will be (hopefully I can make it till then ) a year since I have been out of the hospital. In the last two years, I have been in the hosptial 6 times, and I "don't" want to go back.

I work for a large well known corporation and I will have just turned 71, but most people think I am younger than what I am, and I love my job so we'll see.
No matter what...best of luck to you.My wife spent a few months in the hospital almost 5 years ago...it was touch and go for awhile but she made a full recovery...I hope the same for you

gary
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Norwegian Sun - 9 Night Copenhagen - June 13 - June 22 2011
Norwegian Sun - Back to Back Caribbean - December 4,2010 - December 18, 2010
Norwegian Sun - 12 Night San Francisco - Mexican Riviera 10/12/09 - 10/23/09
Holland MS Noordam New York Caribbean - 11/25/06 - 12/6/06
RCL Brilliance of the Seas Miami - Circle the Caribbean - 2/3/06 - 2/13/06
RCL Monarch of the Seas 10/17/03 - 10/20/03
NCL Skyward - Ft Lauderdale Caribbean - January 1986
plus a Carnival and another from the 90's
USA
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Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by beshears
I'm thinking the "23rd of Februry, 2014. I know that is a strange date, but it will be (hopefully I can make it till then ) a year since I have been out of the hospital. In the last two years, I have been in the hosptial 6 times, and I "don't" want to go back.

I work for a large well known corporation and I will have just turned 71, but most people think I am younger than what I am, and I love my job so we'll see.
Well, I'm thinking exactly a year after that for my retirement. Blessings to both of us!!!))
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Central Arkansas
14,312 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
My date of June 27, 2014 is sounding closer all the time!
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Karen and Bill
Past Cruises:
Enchanted Capri, Commodore Cruise Line, June 1998, Rhapsody of the Seas /2006, Rhapsody of the Seas 5/28/ (alt. route), NCL Norwegian Sun 12/31/2006, Radiance of the Seas, Alaska, 5/18/2007, Adventure of the Seas, Southern Caribbean, 3/9/2008, Celebrity Solstice, Eastern Caribbean, 12/14/2008, Voyager of the Seas, Western Caribbean, 3/8/2009, Explorer of the Seas, New England and Canada, 10/15/2009, Oasis of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean, 3/13/2010, Mariner of the Seas, Mexican Riviera, 12/5/2010, Navigator of the Seas, Caribbean, 2/3/2011, Allure of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean, 3/20/2011, Freedom of the Seas, 6/26/2011, Voyager of the Seas, 11/26/2011, Monarch of the Seas, 3/23/12, Mariner OTS, Mediterranean/Holy Lands, 10/20 to 11/3/12, Navigator of the Seas, 12/29/12, Allure of the Seas, 4/7/2013, Serenade of the Seas, 12/12/13 , Navigator of the Seas, 3/23/14 Navigator of the Seas, May 25, 2014, (alternate route),Oasis of the Seas, Transatlantic, October 14, 2014, Navigator of the Seas, January 11, 2015 - Quantum of the Seas, 12-day So. Caribbean, April 12, 2015, Liberty of the Seas, B2B, Feb. 21-March 6, 2016 ,Liberty of the Seas, 8/21/2016, Vision of the Seas, 10/15/2016,Harmony of the Seas, TA, Oct/Nov 2016, Liberty of the Seas, March 5, 2017, Celebrity Equinox, May 15-26, 2017

Upcoming Cruises:

Liberty of the Seas, 8/20/17
Freedom of the Seas TA, WB, 10/2018

Vision of the Seas, B2B2B, January 12-24, 2018
Brilliance of the Seas TA, EB, 4/2018

Symphony TA, 10/28/18
Vision of the Seas, Panama Canal, 11/13/2018
Vision of the Seas, 3/2/19
Sacramento, CA
1,068 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Originally posted by Friscoonetwo
I gave been retired 10 years. My wife is retiring December 31st this year and on Jan 19 we head out on the Island Princess for the Panama Canal
That sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate
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Upcoming Oceania Cruise: December 2017 Barcelona-to Miami

Prior Cruises:
Oceania Marina Papeete to NY. April 4 to May 7, 2015 33 days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Lisbon to Rio
Nov 4-20, 2014 16 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Barcelona to Rio - Nov 20 - December 8, 2013 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: NY to London - May 26 - June 11, 2013 16 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Rome to Rio - November 22 - December 10, 2012 18 Days
Oceania Marina Transatlantic: Miami to Barcelona - March 19-April 2, 2012
(yes, we like TA's )
Norwegian Sun - 9 Night Copenhagen - June 13 - June 22 2011
Norwegian Sun - Back to Back Caribbean - December 4,2010 - December 18, 2010
Norwegian Sun - 12 Night San Francisco - Mexican Riviera 10/12/09 - 10/23/09
Holland MS Noordam New York Caribbean - 11/25/06 - 12/6/06
RCL Brilliance of the Seas Miami - Circle the Caribbean - 2/3/06 - 2/13/06
RCL Monarch of the Seas 10/17/03 - 10/20/03
NCL Skyward - Ft Lauderdale Caribbean - January 1986
plus a Carnival and another from the 90's
New Orleans Metro Area, Louisiana
739 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
March 18, 2016 will be my 30th year in law enforcement. Can walk out with 100% pay at age 52. Can stay longer for a 4 year drop program or I can go now, but I would need to buy 2 1/2 years of air time.

Just want to leave while my wife and I still are still in very good health. We love to travel and we just bought our retirement home, which has almost everyone believing I will be retiring soon.
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