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[personal profile] sollers
First I was going to retire last Christmas. Then it was after Upton Folk Festival (May Day bank holiday). Then it was in time for Sidmouth. Then it was the end of October.

Now I have grasped the nettle and put in for my retirement - last day at work will be 22 August. As I only work three days a week, have next Thursday off and will be at Sidmouth for best part of two weeks, this means a total of 8 working days between now and then.

I started to wonder whether I had made the right decision when I found myself doing something I really love yesterday (long translation), but a) I lost half yesterday afternoon to computer problems and b) lost all of this afternoon, three hours of it waiting for IT to call me back. If they don't get me sorted soon, it will be a question of whether it is worth it; when they send me new equipment (looks like the router is kaput) it takes so long that it's likely to turn up when I've got about 5 working days left.

It's probably about time. I had an eye test on Wednesday. Mostly all is well, but downer: "Slight signs of cataract." Further downer: "It is usual when ageing." On the other hand, earlier the optician had said, "I can't believe you're 67; you look as if you're nearer 50." He also told me the chief cause of cataracts is ultraviolet light so I should get reaction lenses. I said I'd been wearing them for 7 or 8 years, which he said had probably slowed things down. So on the whole I'm happy about it; but I don't want to work myself into the grave, and the stress at work is on line to contribute to that.

8 more working days and I am FREE!

Date: 2014-07-18 05:55 pm (UTC)
mme_hardy: White rose (Default)
From: [personal profile] mme_hardy
Enjoy it!

Date: 2014-07-18 06:04 pm (UTC)
thistleingrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Felicitations!

Date: 2014-07-18 06:58 pm (UTC)
kotturinn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kotturinn
There's a line of conga rats somewhere!

Date: 2014-07-19 09:55 am (UTC)
kotturinn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kotturinn
ARGLEOHNOES! Now I don't know whether to laugh, groan, run away fast, or some semi-random combination of the three...

Date: 2014-07-18 10:34 pm (UTC)
mildred_of_midgard: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mildred_of_midgard
Congrats!

Date: 2014-07-19 02:41 am (UTC)
castiron: cartoony sketch of owl (Default)
From: [personal profile] castiron
Congratulations!

Date: 2014-07-19 10:32 am (UTC)
lexin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lexin
Congratulations!

Date: 2014-07-19 06:05 pm (UTC)
raincitygirl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] raincitygirl
Wow, congratulations!!!!

Date: 2014-07-20 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whatistigerbalm
Enjoy it!

Date: 2014-07-21 09:44 am (UTC)
gwendraith: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gwendraith
Excellent, congrats. I love retirement and I hope you do too :)

Date: 2014-07-22 04:40 pm (UTC)
fyrdrakken: (Beach - pink and blue)
From: [personal profile] fyrdrakken
Congratulations! I hope you enjoy everything you're going to find to do with your time now.
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