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Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# Omaha Steve is 10-7 End of Shift

That means I retired this afternoon.

OS

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#### AtomicKitten

(46,585 posts)#### handmade34

(22,825 posts)#### Duckhunter935

(16,974 posts)Go enjoy life now

#### GGJohn

(9,951 posts)Now, go and enjoy that that you have earned.

#### livetohike

(22,747 posts)#### onecaliberal

(35,248 posts)Well done.

#### Triana

(22,666 posts)#### Stellar

(5,644 posts)#### spanone

(137,346 posts)#### Starry Messenger

(32,375 posts)#### TexasProgresive

(12,245 posts)Last edited Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:14 AM - Edit history (1)

#### TexasTowelie

(115,685 posts)Well, you'll be independent alright!

#### TexasProgresive

(12,245 posts)I didn't remember that March 2, 1836 is Texas Independence Day.

#### shraby

(21,946 posts)the curb the evening before they pick it up!

Unless you have a few plans otherwise.

#### elleng

(135,093 posts)#### CaliforniaPeggy

(151,506 posts)You will be busy, I have no doubt. BUT, it will be YOUR busy, not someone else's...

It is a sweet time of life!

Enjoy yourself!

#### sheshe2

(86,385 posts)#### n2doc

(47,953 posts)I know you have mentioned your health problem, all I can say is I hope you enjoy every day to it's fullest. And that you have many great days ahead.

#### jzola

(158 posts)#### Cha

(303,589 posts)#### Iggo

(48,140 posts)I mean Yay!

(I fear change...lol)

#### mountain grammy

(27,080 posts)#### Derek V

(532 posts)#### NRaleighLiberal

(60,379 posts)Or, maybe 6 Saturdays and a Sunday (bigger paper, football).

#### ReRe

(10,653 posts)You don't have that worry about that anymore. Now more time for you and Marty!

#### Stuart G

(38,726 posts)#### ColesCountyDem

(6,944 posts)#### Hekate

(93,865 posts)That too.

#### JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)#### brer cat

(25,854 posts)I hope you enjoy every minute, OS. You earned it and you deserve it. Now go kiss Marta, and promise to always wash dishes now that you have extra time on your hands.

#### malthaussen

(17,556 posts)You get in before the GOP raises retirement age to 70. That's a victory, the way I see it.

-- Mal

#### jwirr

(39,215 posts)#### greatlaurel

(2,010 posts)Good for you, enjoy it as much as you possibly can.

It is a special kind of freedom to no longer have to answer to a boss. It is my wish for everyone to be free of the boss for a decent amount of time.

I am very happy for you.

#### Euphoria

(448 posts)#### BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)Hug!

#### Spitfire of ATJ

(32,723 posts)#### niyad

(118,458 posts)#### Marrah_G

(28,581 posts)I hope you enjoy some downtime.

#### gwheezie

(3,580 posts)I really enjoy your posts.

#### PADemD

(4,482 posts)The best things about retirement are not having to drive in wintery weather and. if you want to, sleeping late.

#### Sherman A1

(38,958 posts)#### DonCoquixote

(13,660 posts)may you enjoy being retired

#### mnhtnbb

(31,796 posts)#### TheKentuckian

(25,751 posts)Congratulations, made it! Now for many, many great years.

#### joanbarnes

(1,850 posts)#### roguevalley

(40,656 posts)#### onethatcares

(16,536 posts)take good care, I can say no more.

#### olddots

(10,237 posts)Take up a mellow hobby

#### herding cats

(19,585 posts)Relish every second of it!

I wish you and your beloved Marta a beautiful, happy and loved filled next chapter in your lives.

#### KT2000

(20,755 posts)Enjoy!

#### nilram

(2,946 posts)#### Iwillnevergiveup

(9,298 posts)**RETIREMENT!**

Congratulations and best wishes for every happiness that will come your way.

#### paleotn

(18,881 posts)#### daleanime

(17,796 posts)#### Skittles

(157,380 posts)LEMME AT YOU!!!

#### elehhhhna

(32,076 posts)#### liberal N proud

(60,861 posts)Enjoy you retirement, but stay busy!

#### Kingofalldems

(39,107 posts)#### peacebird

(14,195 posts)#### jalan48

(14,192 posts)Enjoy your free time. Do what you want!

#### davidpdx

(22,000 posts)I hope you have many relaxing plans for your retirement.

#### calimary

(83,636 posts)Now kick back and relax and enjoy your newfound freedom! More time to carry on with us here at DU, too, 'eh?

#### flvegan

(64,550 posts)#### ornotna

(11,024 posts)Best of luck.

#### Initech

(101,283 posts)#### greendog

(3,127 posts)#### roody

(10,849 posts)#### Overseas

(12,121 posts)#### BumRushDaShow

(139,096 posts)And I am sending you all my best wishes on your handling the next phase. Stay strong.

#### rurallib

(63,030 posts)#### bearssoapbox

(1,408 posts)#### femmocrat

(28,394 posts)Retirement rawks!

#### QED

(2,862 posts)#### Teamster Jeff

(1,598 posts)#### MissDeeds

(7,499 posts)Hope you and Marta enjoy each and every day to the fullest!

#### unionthug777

(740 posts)#### alfredo

(60,126 posts)If you are a veteran, check out the VA.

#### Jenoch

(7,720 posts)I have several relatives who are retired LEO and they are still under 60 years old.

#### Omaha Steve

(102,762 posts)I took a penalty to retire before age 60 because my years of service (this time around) and age didn't total up to 80. If not for health issues, I planned on working at least another 4-6 years.

OS

#### TexasTowelie

(115,685 posts)#### Liberal_in_LA

(44,397 posts)#### moondust

(20,333 posts)#### No Vested Interest

(5,186 posts)May you find your sweet spot.

#### Oldtimeralso

(1,941 posts)As someone who was forced to retire early almost seven years ago due to health problems, I have learned to live life to the fullest. It took me a few years to reconcile what had happened and to wind down my union interests, but it now has an outcome that has been the best that could happen to me.

Steve, THANK YOU for being the voice of labor here at DU, and don't let the bastards bring you down.

PS I'm still paying union dues, my body won't let me walk the talk, but the keyboard still talks the talk.

#### NBachers

(17,881 posts)The light at the end of a very long tunnel.

#### Luminous Animal

(27,310 posts)they'll be as interesting and compelling as your working years posts.

#### rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)#### grahamhgreen

(15,741 posts)That means

#### ctsnowman

(1,903 posts)#### Enthusiast

(50,983 posts)Are you sure you shouldn't have worked till you were 68, or maybe 70. You know what they say, 68 is the new 55.

Have a wonderful retirement.

#### steve2470

(37,461 posts)#### tomm2thumbs

(13,297 posts)yay!!!

#### mikeargo

(679 posts)#### barbtries

(29,515 posts)well done.

#### Jackpine Radical

(45,274 posts)You've more than earned it.

#### madokie

(51,076 posts)if you're looking forward to it that is. I've been retired a few years now but I was forced into it because of health reasons so I really wasn't ready for it. Mentally speaking that is. I really wanted to work a few more years before the laying around in the shade years hit

#### Gothmog

(152,796 posts)#### B Calm

(28,762 posts)best advice I can give you!

#### Nay

(12,051 posts)#### 99Forever

(14,524 posts)And thanks for all you contribute here.

#### Puglover

(16,380 posts)It's a good feeling. Don't be too worried if there is a period of adjustment. I went through it. It is a huge life event.

Enjoy!

#### yellowdogintexas

(22,645 posts)(I retired in June)

#### Greybnk48

(10,332 posts)I love every second of being retired and I hope you can too!

#### Dont call me Shirley

(10,998 posts)#### marym625

(17,997 posts)#### Laffy Kat

(16,495 posts)#### StoneCarver

(249 posts)Congratulations OS. You deserve the best -you are the best.

Love,

Stonecarver.

#### Rhiannon12866

(218,378 posts)#### heaven05

(18,124 posts)big congrats....I'm retired since 2009, loving it, I hope you do also

#### DFW

(56,112 posts)I figure health issues will retire me before I'm ready, too, so I'm following stories like yours closely.

Nothing yet, and I'm theoretically planning to retire at 85, but both my parents and all their siblings had cancer. All but one died before the age of 80, so while I'm not waiting around for the bad news, I know it's probably coming.

#### pinboy3niner

(53,339 posts)And sympathies to Marta.