Thanks John. I don't mean to be a buzz kill in a "Funny Friday" thread but rgranger's post fed my angst. I don't want to give up the things I love to do because I can't afford them anymore. I'm almost 64 so I have time to get ready. This voluntary retirement offer has a very short window. Next time...Justin... it is a great thing to think about. This too will pass like the gas from last nights bean burrito.
I found it an interesting process. Took me about 3 years of considering. Started when I turned 65. Early on in the processs I met @LeslieTroyer and he inspired and pestered me about the decision.
I enjoyed the work I was doing until I didn't. I could see a negative future brewing and that helped to seal the deal. Being proactive about the whole adventure is much better than being a pawn.
Fair winds and smooth sailing wishes.