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Fifth anniversary of being retired [ Wednesday, 27 May 09 | 14:15 ]
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Last week marked the fifth anniversary that I was “RIF”ed from Sun Microsystems. At the age of 59 I didn’t think that I would have much success at finding a similar job. Besides, for a couple of years I sometimes felt on my commute home that “I need to retire”. And so I did! I’m going to post a brief history of the past five years, one post for each year.

2004

I spent several months deciding where I wanted to retire. I knew it would be in Spain, but I didn’t know where. I settled on Barcelona. It took a while getting my house ready to sell. I also decided to spend the month of September in Barcelona to see if I could really live there. The first week of my trip I had received and accepted an offer to buy my house. The last week of the trip I visited the house that I ultimately bought.

Soon as I returned to California in early October, I attended my daughter’s wedding. I spent the rest of the year emptying my house of furniture and personal stuff that I had collected over the past 40-odd years. It was the end of December that I signed the “closing papers” of my house in Richmond and I flew to Barcelona to start a new life.

Sold!
It turned out that this was a bit premature.
The house actually "closed" about a month after this picture was taken.

Sold!
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[User Picture]From: eireangus
Wednesday, 27 May 09 | 15:04 (UTC)
Thanks for the post, I really enjoyed reading it. Time goes by so fast!!! It's been a while since we've talked, how are you?
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Wednesday, 27 May 09 | 15:42 (UTC)

How are you?

I have recovered from my trip to California and "back in the groove" here.

Chuck
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[User Picture]From: eireangus
Wednesday, 27 May 09 | 16:39 (UTC)

Re: How are you?

I am so sorry to have missed you in CA, when were you here? I was just in Boston this past weekend.
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