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retire@47 and 8 months

March 27th, 2008 at 01:29 pm

Busy, busy week. Trying to finish up my last release and prepping for the next one at the same time. In their infinite wisdom the company decided since we have so much trouble getting 3 releases out a year, we should do 6 instead. ARGGHHH.

This is the last straw. Instead of retiring at 50 I am now going to retire at 47 and 8 months. I plan to give my notice late July and retire the sometime in August this year. I would have liked to have more in reserve, but I am at the point where I hate my job, hate the way the work load is going and hate the policies that don't allow me to be good at my job. So it's better to just quit now.

I went to Walgreens Tuesday and got two 24 ct bottles of Excedrin for .15 cents each. The cost of the taxes. I had coupons for $2.00 off and they were 1.99 each.

Went to Goodwill and got a book for .50 cents

Went to a used bookstore and got a school course book on Homemaking written in 1942. It should be interesting. Paid $10

Got a free sample of Curel moisterizer in the mail this week.

Finished reading the library book Into the Forest by Jean Hegland. After civilization fails type book. Didn't really care for it. It always ruins it for me when characters do illogical, stupid things. For example, the two girls worked all summer to grow and can/preserve vegetables and then decide to burn their house down without taking those out to preserve them. Considering they almost starved while waiting for the vegetables grow, it was pretty stupid.

I also read the library book Rural Renaissance by John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist. About a couple who start an organice B&B in the country. This was quite good and very interesting.

I finished my book Bitter Waters by Wen Spencer. Sci/Fi. Excellent, very good interesting, unique story line.

6 Responses to “retire@47 and 8 months”

  1. homebody Says:

    Wow congratulations! Looks like that Excedrin is going to come in handy in the next couple of months!

  2. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Please blog about your countdown to retirement and the steps you take. I am trying to preplan what Hubster needs to do to take the same steps.

    Good luck in your soon to be rest of your new life!

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    The moral of your story in my eyes is that you have made financial decisions that make it possible for you to say enough is enough....WHEN enough is enough. If only everyone were that wise.

    I applaud you for making your goal ahead of time..and I have a feeling with your skills, there will always be a back door to income if you so desire...but with your careful spending choices, you will surely be just fine.

    Hugs to you, I know this job has been a pain in the patoosy for you for a long, long time.

    By the way, did you happen to read the comments on my "Raise your hand" post? There were people who mentioned YOU as someone they are glad didn't leave for good- count me in as well!

  4. boomeyers Says:

    Congrats! I is awesome you can draw your own line in the sand on that one. I can't wait to have a blog party to celebrate! Smile

  5. baselle Says:

    Congratulations for retiring on your own terms. Good luck on the next stage of your life!

  6. terri77 Says:

    Congratulations!

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