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Last working shift

  1. Feb 7, 2009 #1
    That's today for me, guarding a piece of the European sky for the last time, in the night of Sat -> Sun 7-8 Feb 2009 and then retirement. :approve: :rolleyes: :frown:
     
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  3. Feb 7, 2009 #2

    Astronuc

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    Congratulations! Well done!

    What's next?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2009 #3

    lisab

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    Fantastic, Andre :approve:...a big, big congratulations!
     
  5. Feb 7, 2009 #4
    Hope this does not mean the sky will be left unguarded. I felt so safe with you on the job. I hope you enjoy yourself. I know you will kept busy with all manor of fun stuff.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2009 #5
    Thanks, all and don't worry Hypatia, my successor is a very capable guy. Next, Astronuc, is focussing on a possible PhD study honoris causa, on the rotation and geologic history of Venus and ditto on causes and effects of the last glacial transition during the Pleistocene/Holocene transition.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2009 #6

    Astronuc

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    Ah, so retirement means you're just cutting back to full time :biggrin:
     
  8. Feb 7, 2009 #7
    I just knew you would having fun:smile:
     
  9. Feb 7, 2009 #8

    wolram

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    Congrats Andre, i am sure what ever you will be cool.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2009 #9

    turbo

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    Very nice, Andre. More time for cooking!!
     
  11. Feb 7, 2009 #10

    OmCheeto

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    Guard? I thought you mopped floors near the front entrance?

    Anyways, you must be very happy.

    Happiness factor = (time worked)/(time left until retirement)
    (Something we used to calculate back when I was in the navy so we could know how happy we should be while being miserable.)

    Goede geluk en levende lang.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2009 #11

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    If you are happy with your retirement, I am happy with you :smile:

    I suppose you will be busy as before, just now you will select things to be busy with on your own.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2009 #12

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    Enjoy your retirement Andre.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2009 #13
    Thanks all. It seems that I'm going to be very busy indeed.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2009 #14

    Math Is Hard

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    That's wonderful, Andre.

    Congratulations to you. :smile:
     
  16. Feb 7, 2009 #15

    ~christina~

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    Congratulations to you, Andre! Now you can travel the world, but don't forget to bring your camera with you. :wink:
     
  17. Feb 8, 2009 #16
    Thanks ~c~ and MiH.

    And now the shift is definitely over, it was the most boring ever. Actually my real retirement date is March 1th. But there is some leave to be taken.
     
  18. Feb 8, 2009 #17

    Monique

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    Congratulations, I see you already have a new adventure in mind :smile:
     
  19. Feb 8, 2009 #18

    Ivan Seeking

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    Congratulations Andre!

    What planes have you flown in the course of your duties and how long did you do it? How do you feel about keeping your feet on terra firma? Are you going to miss it at all?
     
  20. Feb 8, 2009 #19

    JasonRox

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    Congrats Andre! That is amazing.
     
  21. Feb 8, 2009 #20

    turbo

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    I shouldn't steal Andre's thunder, but flying F16's should be enough enough of a thrill to last most of us a lifetime.
     
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