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The "R" Word

Discussion in 'Health and Advice' started by jwhouk, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. jwhouk

    jwhouk Trying To Leave North Central Walkerstan

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    I honestly think that the I-80 route is out. The part of the trip I'm most concerned about is the ABQ-PHX route. The options aren't nice that time of year (Flagstaff or Las Cruces?), and the one I'd ideally prefer is completely out (Holbrook to Heber to Payson to Phoenix).
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Yes, well, that limits things to only the eastern 40% of the state.

    --Patrick
     
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    Dei Always shooting Terrik

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    That's where just about everybody lives though.
     
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    jwhouk Trying To Leave North Central Walkerstan

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    I've been told by my section manager - who is a former Tempe resident - that since this is a La Nina year, it's unlikely we'll see much snow en route to PHX from ABQ. This may actually allow for an approach from Flagstaff if the Heber-Payson route is not available.

    On the moving front: it's looking like about $4k or so to hire movers... :(
     
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    DarkAudit Room for rent

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    The drive from Flagstaff to Phoenix was one of my favorite trips. Great view and hardly used any gas going from 7000 ft to sea level in 145 miles.

    What wasn't so fun was the drive from the TX-NM border to Flagstaff. Wind, wind, and more wind.
     
  6. jwhouk

    jwhouk Trying To Leave North Central Walkerstan

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    Funny, my wind moment was actually in the Panhandle. Wind caught the back door of my dad's SUV as the wife was getting out at a gas stop in Vega, sprung the door. We got it closed and locked so we could keep going. I think I had to get weather data from the airport across the freeway for my dad to give the insurance company to show how windy it was.
     
  7. jwhouk

    jwhouk Trying To Leave North Central Walkerstan

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    13 days.
     
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    jwhouk Trying To Leave North Central Walkerstan

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    In one week, I will have worked my last shift at LHS.

    In one month, I will no longer be employed by the Wisconsin DOC.
     
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    jwhouk Trying To Leave North Central Walkerstan

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    I should point something out: this isn't as much a "retirement" as it is "quitting my job but getting a monthly 'thank you for letting us exploit you for 24 years' check in consolation."
     
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    jwhouk Trying To Leave North Central Walkerstan

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    34 hours, 33 minutes.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Well, you made it past the obligatory “Two days to retirement” point.

    —Patrick
     
  12. jwhouk

    jwhouk Trying To Leave North Central Walkerstan

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    Sadly, I do have two actual days of work left. Out of that 33 hours and 56 minutes I have left* I will be working 24 of them.


    *- But who's counting, right?
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Uh-oh.

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