FIRE Station Fun – Good Times

The whole Fire Station Family is out spending our money on good times this week.  We are on our summer vacation (to Tokyo & Kyoto) and not thinking this trip is money spent foolishly at all.  We each have our priorities that we budget for and travel is a big one for us.  Check out…

FIRE Milestone – Final Day: Blasting Into Retirement

Friday was my last day at WORK.  My last day EVER.  Just short of 10,000 days since I first started my professional career (about 6,300 work days).  The day had a range of emotions and activities that spanned excitement & ordinary.  The highlight was BLASTING out of the MegaCorp parking garage toward freedom! People have…

FIRE Milestone – The Glorious Farewell Party

I can’t begin to describe the almost dreamlike surrealness that comes with walking into a beautifully decorated restaurant and reading a BIG banner and cake that say “Congratulations on your Retirement!”  YOUR retirement.  This is IT.  If you aren’t 1000% sure you are ready for early retirement, seeing the BIG cake at the YOUR farewell…

Final Week of Work – A Bang or Whimper?

Entering the atomic age, T.S. Elliot  remarked that the end of the world would likely come now come with “not a bang, but a whimper”.  As I enter the final week of my almost 27 year professional world, I am not sure whether to expect a bang or a whimper myself.  Will this be a…

Post-it Flag Countdown Update

This is the latest picture of the overhead cabinet in my office at MegaCorp.  Each week for the last 52 weeks, I have been pulling down a marker to countdown the weeks.  I thought I would share a quick picture now while there is a few still left. Here’s what it looked like originally and…