Well, one year from today will be my last day working for a paycheck. That will give me enough time to get a successor named and in place with appropriate turnover. I view retirement with mixed emotions. On one hand it will give me time to do things that you can never do when you are working (one thing I have promised myself as a retirement present is a 4 week cruise to Hawaii and Tahiti). On the other hand, it is not easy to walk away from something that has been a way of life for decades. At the end of the day, I remember the saying that "No one on their deathbed ever said that they wished they had spent more time at work". So, I decided to pull the plug while I'm still relatively young (mid 50's) and my health is still reasonably good. Wish me luck!