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    I didn't need an alarm clock this morning because I retired Friday! 32 years at that job, 44 years working steady since graduation.
    Going to have plenty of time now to tinker on the cars, go camping, catch up on odd jobs around the house etc.
    Wife is going to continue to work until our youngest (25 years old) gets a little more established in life, maybe another year or so then we're going to start touring the country with our RV (fifth wheel trailer), looking for a new place as a home base. We hate the long cold winters here in New England and being in the Northeast part of the country makes every desired destination (Grand Canyon, Yosemite, etc.) that much further to travel.
    My financial advisor said Tennessee and South Carolina are very "tax" friendly and the cost of living is considerably less than here in Rhode Island.
    I can't wait to see all this country has to offer.
    Living in Rhode Island (the smallest state) one tends to think small. I can leave my house and in 1 hour either be in Connecticut (to the west), Massachusetts (to the north) or the Atlantic Ocean (east or south). I'm sure looking forward to traveling all over the US.

    Rick
    1988 T/C body with a 5.0 transplant. Motor has a Vortech V-2 supercharger, Edlebrock Performer RPM II intake, heads, FRPP F-303 cam, Comp Cams roller rockers, Power Pipe, LMAF, full Mac exhaust, lowered, Koni's, 5 lug conversion, Cobra wheels, 13" Cobra brakes, etc.
    Dynoed 446 horse/409 torque at the wheels.
    2003 Tenth Anniversary Cobra Convertible. 1 of 369 Torch Red made.
    2012 F-250 Lariat Crew Cab 6.7 Powerstroke.

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    Congrats Rick!! Thats quite the milestone! Enjoy every second of it.

    I have 9 more years to get my affairs in order here so I can do the same.
    Brian R.
    88 2.3t Ranger
    83 TC gt40p motor,Vortech,TFS1 cam,long tubes,MS PnP,T5,8.8,17x9 Cobra 17s

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    Congratulations!

    Only 34 more years till I can retire
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Congratulations! You wouldn't be disappointed with Tennessee, especially the middle part of the state near, but not in, Nashville. Lots to do close and 3 major interstates converging in Nashville make traveling in most any direction pretty easy.
    1986 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turbo-charged 5-speed.
    Owned 22 years.

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    congrads!!!!!!!!!

    i took the leap into my own company doing engineering drawings / prints and diagrams for AC, DC, HVAC & misc ARch work.
    Its goint "ok" so far.. getting work is hard work to!,, but what you are doing is what you worked for so enjoy.

    one thing will click with you real quick as i learned doing all the travel i have done, the futher south , and the further west you go, the bigger the states get and takes forever to cross a boarder.

    When i frequented the NE markets, i was simply amazed at how quick you can jump from state to state!

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    Congrats! Sounds like you have a good plan and enough to keep you busy. Safe travels.

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    Congratulations! I "quit" 2 years ago after 31 months in the Army and 45 years in construction. It's nice to be able to start and finish a project.

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