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I’m retiring

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:54 pm
by KeithE
I’m retiring on 22 August and leave on the cruise the next day.

Reason for retirement is to help my daughter get a Bachelor’s Degree by watching her 7 year old boy and 4 year old girl after school hours. Her husband is on the road 90% of the time, my wife wants to continue working part time. Brandy my daughter works at a Montessori school as a teacher’s aid; they told her that if she just gets a degree (in anything other than Education) she can teach at the elementary level with twice the pay. She is fully onboard with the Montessori philosophy. She starts in January but there are many opportunities for me in the Sept-Nov timeframe to travel (Europe, California, Florida are planned) and conferences (Brian McLaren, Jim Wallis, AL CBF all in Alabama), academies (5-Day Spiritual Academy - Methodist thing, Open View conference at the Academy of Religion in San Diego). There will be more golf, duplicate bridge, and tennis. I may even try my hand at some book writing. Suspect about equal involvement with BL.

I may return to work after I’m 66 in June 2016 and I can earn extra money above Social Security w/o penalty. But only if the atmosphere is right in my specialities (I gave my going away suggestions briefing today which went very well and there are good/younger people that will carry out the suggested research - I hope). Then again I may love retirement so much, I might not go back. All the better to torture ya’ll with graphs. :wink:

Re: I’m retiring

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:20 pm
by William Thornton
Congratulations.

Strangest day of my life was November 21, 2011, Monday after my last Sunday as pastor.

Re: I’m retiring

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:23 am
by ET
Well, good for you, Keith. Enjoy the retirement. We'll have to work on that golf pairing at some point down the road. :)

Re: I’m retiring

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:12 am
by Haruo
Now you can learn Esperanto! ;-)

Congratulations! Hope I can do the same one of these years! (Suggested target date: 2025. Hopefully and probably sooner.)

Re: I’m retiring

PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:26 am
by Tim Bonney
Congratulations Keith! I hope you enjoy your retirement and time with your grandchildren.

Re: I’m retiring

PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:02 pm
by Neil Heath
Congratulations. I'm envious of your travel plans!

Maybe we'll have more chances to drink coffee at Barnes and Noble when you pass thru again.

Re: I’m retiring

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:32 pm
by KeithE
Well I just came home for work for the last time.

What a ride. Even the last day was filled with intrigue.

Re: I’m retiring

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:36 pm
by William Thornton
We will be counting you for more graphs from now on. Let's not get lazy.

Re: I’m retiring

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:17 pm
by Bruce Gourley
I hope you are enjoying the cruise!!