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Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!

Post by GRNSHRK » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:41 pm

That's right gents (and ladies), ole Bobbo is getting ready to hang it up, answer the final bell, whatever you want to call it :roll:

After 23 years here at Thermo Fisher and 42 years of total working time, I've had enough :-"

Went through the financials, the guys said that we're in very good shape, so I asked, "So, you mean I don't have to work anymore?"

And they responded, "Nope!"

Well, that's all I needed to hear, and gave 3 months' notice at the end of March =D>

And now, here it is, one day away \:D/

Still hard to believe, and in theory, I "should" have more time to watch over you nutjobs, but we'll see how that goes [-(

And for those bay area folks, we are also moving soon, getting out of Silicon Valley and heading a bit south, had enough of this overly packed place as well [-X

Just thought you guys should know :wink:
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Re: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!

Post by Hefeweizen » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:18 pm

Well, let me be the first one who throws out a big congratulations shout! I would not know anyone else who deserves retirement more that you do! Enjoy and make every minute count!
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Post by jps635 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:20 pm

Gone fishing......enjoy
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Post by Sbeaud » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:37 pm

Congratulations! Enjoy!
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Post by hornhospital » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:23 pm

Congrats Bobbo! You won't have any trouble finding something to do. Like my father-in-law said after he'd been retired a few months "I don't know how I ever found time to go to work!".
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Re: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:38 pm

Thanks gents, last day of work, and I can assure you, it feels damn weird :-?

Funny stuff Ken :lol:

Not sure how I found time to work, gotta love it =D>

Shit, I've got so many projects for the 6er and cabrio, I won't even know where to start :-k

Rainer, not all that sure how "deserving" I am, just reaching the ripe old age of 63 in 2 weeks [-(

But I'm still very able to perform physical duties, and I truly think that a lot of people wait WAY to long to retire [-X

My advice, go through the numbers with professionals and figure out where you're at, and pull the trigger when time is right \:D/

Actually, it's all an educated guess, got my fingers crossed as well [-o<

Thanks again 8)
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Post by 85mvdelphinus » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:22 am

Congrats on your retirement. Speaking from experience, you should have no problem keeping busy and filling your days. Good luck with the move. I haven't (yet) been able to convince my wife to move away from the Bay Area.

A bit of financial advice - don't start drawing your Social Security until at least your full retirement age (66). Better yet (assuming no health issues) wait until 70 years of age when you have to take it. Each year you wait your monthly social security check increases by approximately 8%.
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Post by baders » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:35 am

Hey congrats Bobbo ! I'm 55 and starting to think about it, probably in about 5 years. People ask me what I would do to fill my time. I just giggle and grin :)
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Post by dlvad » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:01 pm

Good on you Bobbo! =D>
Where a’bouts South are you two headed?

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Re: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!

Post by Masked Man » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:13 pm

Congratulations, Bobbo!!

Good on ya! Wiser heads than mine have and will offer you sage advice and so all I'll say is, SEIZE THE DAY!

You gonna get to Pacific Sharkfest this year? Cuz if'n Grace is running, I'm gonna put in an appearance.

Keep the shiny side UP

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PS, 63? Damn kids! Pffft, I got underwear older than you!
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Post by ron » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:28 pm

Congratulations Bobbo. Now you can REALLY enjoy yourself.

I retired around 16 years ago and have never looked back. :D

Soon as this wound heals up I can get back to doing more BM themed work. [-o<
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Post by Pasocb » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:18 pm

Congratulations Bobo. Haven’t figured that one out myself yet. Interested to see how close you end up to us. The shop always has room for another series one car. You should have more time for car project now!
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Post by JCS » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:03 pm

Bobo, Awesome congrats!
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Post by Da_Hose » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:20 pm

Heya Bobbo,

It's great when someone retires and still feels like they have lots of living to do. My uncle retired just a couple of months ago, and he is busy/active as ever. It's just all the stuff he feels like doing on that day.

Keep enjoying every day, as you do what YOU WANT to do. Congrats, old timer! :wink: =D>

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Post by GRNSHRK » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:15 am

Hey guys, been off line for quite a bit, was down south for the 4th, and of course this move has me busier than a one legged guy in a butt kicking contest #-o

Dug, heading to Gilroy =D>

I'll be at the new house tomorrow for most of the day, gotta get the cabrio smogged (already moved it and the 6er...) and deal with an issue with the pool solar water heating system :-?

But thanks again all, B'day was yesterday so it's official now, I'm 63 \:D/
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Post by songzunhuang » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:52 pm

First off, congratulations!

Second, are you moving father from me? I mean, I won't be able to coerce you to come work on the e24? I won't see you at Canepas this fall for Cars and Coffee? That's a bummer.

I am a ways from retiring simply because I have 2 kids in school now. One in undergrad ($) and one in grad school ($$$). One day, I'll tinker on old cars all the time one day.

Still excited to see what you'll be tinkering on next.
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Post by GRNSHRK » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:26 pm

Song, thank you very much =D>

Heading to Gilroy, so not "too" far :roll:

Nice to see you back on line but also glad to see that you haven't been on line because your 6er is behaving \:D/

Still in Sunnyvale, busy uncovering 2.5 decades worth of, well, you know #-o

Keep in touch 8)
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Post by tschultz » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:41 pm

Enjoy the time off work!!
Shame you missed seeing us at D4C last weekend! I think you'd really enjoy it.

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Re: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!

Post by sansouci » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:27 am

Bobbo,
Wonderful news. I pulled the plug in '17 when I hit 70 and then started drawing beaucoup social security and RMDs from my 401k. So my cash flow is about the same. So now I am spending time with "Honey-do's" and trying to find time to wrench on the E24 and the E32: both are currently garage queens with a long list of remedial work.
I'm sure you'll have a lot to keep mind and body occupied.
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