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From: halnorth [#1]
 21 Apr 2018
To: ALL

After more than thirty years working for our provincial government, yesterday was my last day in the office. And just by coincidence, it was my son's last exam in university. We both arrived home at the same time (more coincidence).

I am sad, happy, proud and a whole bunch of other emotions. I didn't have to leave work, had a great job, loved my colleagues but it was time to go.

Most of all, I am just plain tired. Going to take the weekend off and start working on the next chapter of my life on Monday.

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From: jvincent [#2]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congrats!

You'll have change the GIF in your signature now.

Obligatory Winnipeg joke: You could become a big game mosquito hunter as your next gig.

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From: sobrenombre (BECKERTX) [#3]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congrats on retirement. Enjoy the new chapters that lie ahead in your life.

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From: Peter (PAULCOLE2) [#4]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congratulations. You’ll find that, after a brief adjustment period, you’ll start to wonder how you ever found time to go to work.

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From: Dave [#5]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congrats Hal!!

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From: coach (MUSTANGGOLF) [#6]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

wow-- big stuff.

Best of luck. I am a few years away.

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From: HTG (HOUTEXGOLFER) [#7]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congratulations young man, I know retirement is a distasteful chore but some of us have to do it so we can allow others to keep on working! Your sacrifice is duly noted.

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From: gary (ELVIS57) [#8]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congrats! Hope to follow you soon.

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From: JJ (ELVIS) [#9]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Very cool Hal. Enjoy!

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From: Skateboard Jesus (IDANO) [#10]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Welcome to the club, my wife retired me 20 years ago.

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From: Juan05 [#11]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congrats Hal..... you will definitely find things to occupy your time... starting with all those things you said you would get around to and didn't.

Enjoy a restful and well deserved weekend.

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From: BogeysBGone [#12]
 21 Apr 2018
To: ALL

Congratulations Hal - if you were at all similar at work, as you are here on GEA - then I am sure that your shoes will be hard to fill.

Good luck with the next big thing.

You be you!

Robb

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From: Hammer Dog (JAIME59) [#13]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congrats, Hal. Enjoy your post-work life.

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From: jim (NWINJIM) [#14]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congratulations Hal. As a retiree, when asked how I like it, I respond, "it's underrated."

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From: Don (RIVER RAT) [#15]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#10] 21 Apr 2018

It’s always best to retire before the folks you work with start getting on your nerves. More pleasant experience all around. I was lucky enough to do the same thing almost 6 years ago.

Being retired is a pretty fun job if you approach it right. Golf,fishing and spoiling the dog does it for me. Just avoid the daily nap habit that overtakes many.

Above all, enjoy it.

Don

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From: Mike (LINKSRAT) [#16]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

That's awesome Hal, congrats.

I hope you are not one of those who can't 'be retired' and will have to do something M-F, tho I suppose if you are, you are.

I want to relax and do whatever the heck moves me. If anything. Told my wife I can golf, ride the bike, read a book, lay in a hammock, watch a movie........or just sit down and surf the laptop.

I'm not sure she can. Her dad told them all growing up............get up and do something, you can sleep when you're dead!

I think working 30-40 years is more than enough. Relax.

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From: bdurnin [#17]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congratulations! You will enjoy a lovely indexed gov't pension too. Lucky You!

Cheers

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From: Anser (ANSERMAN) [#18]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

congrats

well deserved in whatever you next pursue

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From: Anthony [#19]
 21 Apr 2018
To: ALL

The other day a my retired friends wife asked him" What are you doing"
His reply to her was "nothing"
She said "well you did that yesterday!"
To which he replied " I'm not done yet"
:-)

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From: Boomslang (DAVE PINKSTON) [#20]
 21 Apr 2018
To: halnorth [#1] 21 Apr 2018

Congratulations! I'm going to retire so I can work only 40 hours a week or less. I haven't done a thing all day to do with work or work. But I should have.

Dave P

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