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OT- Retirement and Eggspectations.

dstearndstearn Posts: 1,365

After 40 years of selling in the high tech industry, I have decided to retire when I turn 63 at the end of May.

I calculated that my retirement income will be $141 less than my current take home pay after taxes so why not?

My plan besides the usual stuff (taking care of my Lab, working out, travel, and hobbies) is to focus on stepping up my Egg game to go beyond the standard cooks and cracking open all those cook books that I have sitting on a shelf right now.

My wife will be working a few more years so I will be treating her to a new culinary treat each day.

Starting June 1st, my retirement Egging adventure begins. Posts and Pics to follow.


  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,281

    Congrats and lucky!

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,181


    You'll know you're really retired when you start forgetting what day of the week it is. 😋

    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,947

    Not far behind you....and looking forward to the day I can call it finished (work) myself. All the best and look forward to seeing your cooks.

    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,078

    Cheers to the next chapter!

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,804

    Welcome to the wonderful world of retirement. I was able to bail out at age 60. I'm now in my 14th year and have never looked back.

    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Dunlap, IL
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,850

    I’m way jealous!! Congrats on working your rearend off and finally being able to shake the day to day mandatory activities.


    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 657


    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,648

    Congratulations! Great news!

    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,648

    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 19,437

    As above, if you wear a watch get one with both the date and day on the face. When "when every day is Saturday" it helps.

    I would give strong consideration to doing some solid volunteer work especially since your wife is still in the work force. Many organizations will gladly accomodate your scheduling desires. !0-15 hours per week is a major contribution for them and gives value to your time. FWIW-

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,982


  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,120

    Glad to hear you’ll keep the Lab going.

    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 6,478


    Living the dream. Enjoy your well deserved new life!

    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 2,324

    What’s funny is running into your former coworkers, hearing about the work problems at the old office, and being able to say “I’m sure you’ve got it”.

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,466

    Congrats! Adulting is real work. We've been investing in our future for many years so that we can possibly retire early...time (and the market) will tell. Enjoy retirement.

    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,499

    Really cool and rare to retire on your own terms in high-tech. Congrats!

    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 7,990

    I'm hoping "every day is a Saturday"; my current Sundays have this gray, cold dread over them, especially towards the evening... 😒

    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 493

    Timely for me as I have just made a few last minute IRA contributions and filed my tax returns. I'm looking forward to the day but it will take me sometime before I get there. At this rate, probably another 10 years according to my current calculations and projections.

    Tip o the hat to you sir.

    Mountain View, CA
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,493

    I understand about the day of the week thing. There are times we (me and Mrs bucky) will say this seems like ----day. Get involved in what matters to you. There is more out there than you have the time to contribute .

  • Congratulations! You should have grate eggspectations for your retirement. 😎

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,181

    I'm predicting that grey, cold Sunday dread will be gone in about 5 more episodes weeks.

    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,493

    In all honesty I still dream about my last job (major stress). My wife retired 8 years tells me she still has work dreams a few times a month.

  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,825

    Congratulations brother...

    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • Congratulations on the retirement. I retired on Jan 1, and every day is a Saturday. Played golf today, smoked a cigar on course, mixed a drink at 5, and cooked dinner tonight on egg. Perfect day, and had a glass of wine ready for wife when she got off work. She will still work for next 7 years 😜 or so.

    Enjoy life earned it and don’t let others make you feel guilty. Work was way overrated!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++2 Weber Kettles

  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 2,324

    My dog kept trying to wake me up so that I could go to work for the first two weeks. Then he gave up and climbed back in bed.

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,892

    Congrats to you. I hope you enjoy every day of your retirement. It is well deserved for the work you have put in.

    I have one last project to shepherd through before I call in retirement. It is a task that will take 36 months, but I hope I have this operational in 24-30. That should correlate with our son's graduation from college.

    If those stars line up correctly...I will be gone.

    I really like what I do. However, I do look forward to spending uninterrupted time with My Beautiful Wife, doing what WE love.

    We have begun to research property in several locales, so we will see where we may end up.

    Best of luck @dstearn

    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
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