Partially Retired

We are both excited and terrified at the same time, its retirement time! 6 years of planning, multiple planning meetings, eating at home, packing lunches, working overtime for years, driving used cars, we have no cottage, no RVs, no 4 wheelers, using coupons, garage sale shopping, reviews of income, savings, planning.. plan some more and January 1, 2021 or original plan is almost here. David will delay ~35days after January 1st and retire the first week of February. I have already stopped working at so many clients, and should be down 30% on work January 1, 2021, then moving on and less work with the end of a contract March 30, 2021. Our only income will be my part time job at Ascension hospitals, a few Nuclear medicine facilities and our Physics education website. Almost time to celebrate. Next post will be all the people/nay sayers that have told us how wrong we are to retire at 52years old and how we responded.

29 responses to “Partially Retired”

  1. Yernasia Quorelios Avatar
    Yernasia Quorelios

    ♡ Well Done

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  2. Congratulations wishing you all the best and someday I’ll tell my story!

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    1. I cant wait to read your story of retirement, but not before your ready!

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  3. Hey. Congrats 🎉 on the early retirement. I am preparing. I am healthy and active 56. Next year changing careers for more money. I am researching states to build my 225 feet tiny house this is my gift to myself. For now I am down sizing and doing less spend.

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    1. Wow, 225, that is really downsizing, but I see the attraction with downsize living. I love your gifting yourself. We will also downsize in about 5 years, but not that small, maybe ~1000. I hope you blog about it!

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      1. hi, I had the pleasure of living for one month in a tiny house and it’s fits me fine. I am ready to live tiny, save money on expenses and get back to traveling. and yes, I will blog and Vlog once I start my journey. Happy holiday.

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      2. Happy Holidays to you as well!

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  4. Wishing all the best to team Dave and Laura! 🤗

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    1. Thank you Hephzibah, what a really interesting name… love it!

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      1. I had to look it up it was so interesting to me…Hephzibah or Hepzibah is a figure in the Books of Kings in the Bible. She was the wife of Hezekiah, King of Judah, and the mother of Manasseh of Judah. What a great name, now that I know more!

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      2. Hehe! Thank you!! I like this name too! ☺️😇

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  5. Many congratulations

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  6. I wish you good luck! 🙂 Enjoy retirement.

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  7. frankenmuthnoodles Avatar
    frankenmuthnoodles

    Great times ahead

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    1. Yes, and we love Frankenmuth Noodles, lol Frankenmuth, MI and the Bavarian Inn.

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  8. Exciting! Never mind the nay sayers– you never know how much time you have. Enjoy it while you can 🙂

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    1. There are ALOT of nay sayers, but I know what I have seen working in the hospital these past months and I don’t want any of that for my family. I’m happy to do it!

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  9. Amazing and so inspiring!!

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  10. Wow, to retire at 52. I’m almost there..at 62 now.

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    1. Hey Jean, hope you retired now? Enjoying life!

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  11. No slugging at away.

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  12. Wonderful news!!
    It seems as though you will remain quite busy, Laura. Careful, with many people not able or wanting to work for a living, others may try to squeeze you for as much time as they can get from you. Wishing you two all the best

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  13. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    HOORAY! 😀

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