A simple click of the mouse. That's all it took. After several months of back and forth debate and looking at options, Marti and I decided to go ahead.
I emailed my official Request for Retirement letter to my supervisor, who is in Georgia. My hard copy with my signature will follow in the mail. This starts my request winding its way up the chain of command for approval. After a few weeks I expect to get an approval to start my retirement process.
There is a whole bunch of items that will need to be taken care of, physicals, record updates, transfer of responsibilities, etc. It will end with my final day in the Coast Guard on 31 August 2011. On 1 September 2011, I will officially be a civilian again after more than 30 years. Might take a day or two to get used to.
With my accrued leave time and out-processing days, I will be done with work around 1 July 2011.
We will have the house on the market next March and will be keeping our fingers crossed it will sell quickly.
So, the Snowball is rolling and when it hits the bottom, we'll put it to good use, chillin' out as we hit the road. :c)
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