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Posted June 20, 2013 - 06:34 AM

Congratulation on retirement.

Enjoy yourself!


A friend retired several years ago and he told another fellow that "you better have a hobby" when you retire!

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 06:36 AM

Congratulations on your retirement Lyall. Stay active and keep the GT fever going. Don't worry about bugging the wife, she will enjoy getting you to do more around the house. Good Luck, enjoy your time. Roger.

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 06:49 AM

Ditto on the congrats.  Retirement is lots of fun.  I've done it twice already and have a third planned in 36 months.  Like they've all told you, you'll find lots to do.  So much so that you'll need to keep pruning your schedule.

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 06:51 AM

Congrats on your retirement!!!


I pulled my pension  7-1/2 years ago after 29 years in the Fire Service, never looked back!  ~~  Lowell

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 06:52 AM

Congrats, you made it.


I bet the "Honey-Do" list is ready for you. :D

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 08:19 AM

Congratulations Lyall!! You had told me this was coming and I was thinking of you the last couple nights when I was out on the Ford till after 9:00 pm trying to get the pasture mowed(it is done for another month).  I am concerned now that the price of 100 & 200 Series JD's is going to shoot sky high now that you will be scarfing all of them up in the area! :D

Have Fun!!

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 08:40 AM

Congratulations Lyall!  Glad you are now able to join the retirement club.  It took a bit of getting used to for both the wife and I having me around all the time but we have now settled in to a nice routine.  It is nice to have 1 or 2 tractors to work on and once you get them fixed up sell them on and find another. 


Watch out someone is libel to take you up on your price to fix a windows machine. :smilewink: 

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:35 AM

Yes congratulations! I retired 5 years ago and it has been the fastest 5 years of my life. If you enjoy it half as much as I do, your in for a fun ride.  :thumbs:

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 05:29 PM

Congratulations.  It sounds like you helped lots of people.  In public service, that's about the best thing they can say about you.  


I retired once and highly recommend it to everyone.  I can't wait to do it again.


Lyall, I hope your retirement is filled with what you wanted.  If a few other good things come by, even better.  

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:56 PM

said my byes tonight a work tonight - tough day saying goodbye

I was so surprised by them - I cried a few times

they gave me a big basket of goodies

with a $25.00 gift card at B-Bobs it a a local hambuger  chain and a B-Bops t-shirt

I eat there 4 or 5 times a week for the last 5 years - they were great to me food was at the counter by the time I got to the window

others had to wait for theirs


6 cards for different departments at DOT - got to know a lot of good (great) people - they always waiting to heard what I would say

told them that they have to have fun in funville - always tried to look a the good side of them and make them laugh

I tried to make them think about things to help them with their job and to help others


told the head of the IT department to remember that there are a great bunch of people working for her and they make her look good all the time and to tell them that they are doing a great job ( that helps when the boss tell you you are doing great)


got enough money form them to buy another garden tractor


I have a lot of great memories that nobody can take from me

Edited by lyall, June 20, 2013 - 09:58 PM.

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Posted June 21, 2013 - 01:33 AM

Congrats but watch out for those honey do lists. :D   But bugging the better half is what keeps the world going around. Anyway my wife hasn't kicked me out after being retired for 11 years. :thumbs:

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Posted June 21, 2013 - 09:28 AM

Glad you got a great send off from your fellow workers and the DOT. Its nice to know you were appreciated for all your efforts to the cause. That feeling is Priceless. Money to buy another GT---- Priceless!!!! Take care and will see ya again sometime. :dancingbanana:

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Posted June 21, 2013 - 08:35 PM

The thing I miss most about having a full time job is the fantasy that when I retire I'll have plenty of time to do stuff.  I spent many a long shift thinking about how nice it is going to be to just fritter away my time on small projects I want to do.  I do miss those thoughts.  If only I had time to think them now...

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Posted June 21, 2013 - 08:56 PM

Had to be hard saying goodbye, especially being they treated you so well.  But you'll likely be welcomed as a visitor any time you like, so it's not the end of you ever being there most likely.  I may never get to retire, so please take one of the retirement weeks in my behalf.   :D  

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