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    In the words of ...

    In the words of martin Luther King Junior:

    “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.”
    I just finished my last day of work and now I am a pensioner!
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Good for you. Now go be productive!

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    congrats! Not sure I'll ever see the day myself.

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    Enjoy the ride, I've been in that fast lane for 8 years already and loving the entire journey.
    "Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care"

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    Now you can really get sirius about what you love to do! Congrats!!!
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Congratulations! Great feeling, isn't it?
    Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada

    Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    I just finished my last day of work and now I am a pensioner!


    Every time one of my jobs has run itself onto the rocks and sank I've gone home, pulled out, and set up my hammock. Then I take a looonnng leisurely rest. Sometimes I read. Sometimes I snooze. But always I relax. It's the only time in my career field I really get a chance to do that. And I savor it.

    Then at some point I must force myself to put down the cold drink and Sports Illustrated, get up, take a shower, and go find another job.

    Which means no more relaxing until the cycle repeats. And until it mercifully does, I dream about the day I will be retired and not have to get back out of that hammock. Except to go make photographs. And play in my darkroom. And never have to worry about another null pointer, missing parameter, or buffer overwrite* again.

    Jealously yours,
    Ken

    * Or Heartbleed buffer overread for gawd's sake, although I admit I do feel for that poor fellow. We've all done that at one point or another. Just not so horribly publicly...
    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Congratulations!

    Trust me, in less than a decade you will wonder how you ever found time to hold a formal job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWThomas View Post
    Congratulations!

    Trust me, in less than a decade you will wonder how you ever found time to hold a formal job!
    You are talking about decades and I am thinking on the order of picoseconds.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    DWThomas is right. Unless you consciously fight it, you will end up being busy.
    I've been retired for 9 years, and I actually have to set aside days where I don't do anything except wander around and shoot a roll or two, nap, etc.
    You won't believe how many things will pop up to be done.
    The downfall to a good retirement is the dreaded 'to do' list. Avoid it like the plague.
    Enjoy your leisure time.

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