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Thursday, February 3, 2011

I'm Not Wanted Anymore

I received the email today I've been waiting for.  The last hurdle.  The final office in Headquarters approved my retirement request for 1 September 2011.  I'll officially be a civilian again, for the first time in over 30 years (30 years, six months and 14 days, but who is counting?).

Now the fun begins, physicals, paperwork, dental checkups, paperwork, equipment inventory, paperwork, finishing up final details, paperwork and oh, did I say paperwork?  I think a couple of forests are going to be in danger.


I'm actually going to leave with my dignity and reputation intact, I never did anything that would have gotten me fired...that they found out about!  ;c)

Now, just in case, I'm going to line up a couple of job prospects (!!!) to tide us over until the house sells.  I particularly like this guy's idea of making a little extra cash.


Maybe I could loan my talents out to the Department of Homeland Security and defuse bombs?




Maybe that's not such a good idea...I am a little rusty.  Is it the blue wire or the red wire you have to cut?  I can never remember which is which.


Naw, I think we'll just keep our fingers crossed and hope the house sells quickly so we can get on the road full time and see this great country of ours.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Glad to hear of your good news. You'll be on the road before you know it.

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  2. Let the final planning begin!! Congratulations. :)

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  3. congrats on finally receiving the last 'boot out the door'..let the planning begin!!!

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  4. Yes, congrats on getting the boot - I'll bet not too many people would be so happy about that, glad you are and will be on the road soon.

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  5. Congratulations, well done, and THANK YOU for serving!

    John
    relaxedrush.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the illness the poor homeless man has. Please don't catch it from him. I'm hoping to actually be able to see you at the rally.

    I retired Sept 10 last year. It's a good time to say good-bye.
    CONGRATS!!

    Sherry
    www.directionofourdreams.blogspot.com

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  7. Hey Paul... Congratulations! And I sense there'll be much more adventure in the next chapter of your life.

    Yeee Haahh

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  8. You do not have to hunt for a job, just have some cards made up as consultant. If is amazing how many people will pay for your opinion.

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  9. Congratulations!! We'll be seeing you on the road soon.

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  10. Congratulations...30+ years is something to be very proud of.

    Glad to hear you been given the go ahead for September. Now you can really get busy and move on to the next stage of life.

    Hope Marty is healing and you are taking good care of her ;o))

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  11. Get on out there! You guys are gonna beat us by about a year and half.

    So will be watching YOUR adventures while we wait.

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    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  12. Get on out there! You guys are gonna beat us by about a year and half.

    So will be watching YOUR adventures while we wait.

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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