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Title: Final drive home
Post by: hakitup on April 17, 2019, 10:57:15 AM
Well my last day of work was 12 April and I started my last drive from California to South Dakota 13th and made it home on the 14th. The truck did great even getting 7.5 mpg........lol. I am officially retired and hopefully the money estimates are correct, if they are I will be making a little more than I was working.......fingers crossed.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2mk49l.jpg)

Tom H

Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: pancho400cid on April 17, 2019, 11:10:19 AM
Congratulations sir!  May you enjoy it in good health!
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: FormTA on April 17, 2019, 11:12:19 AM
Glad it went well. Man, I really love that truck. Good coyote swap candidate.?
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: 76455sd on April 17, 2019, 01:23:28 PM
congrats and best wishes for a long and healthy retirement.

Glad the trip was uneventful.  Left on the 13th and arrive on the 14th...that's a long way to go and a short time to get there. :lol:

7.5 mpg  I have gas mileage that low since I sold my '76
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: GTABill on April 17, 2019, 03:30:53 PM
Congrats!  I'm sure its well earned and where you are at in SD is gonna be a great place to spend your new found quality time.  I look forward to that day.........if there is such thing as retirement when I do get to that point lol.
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: hakitup on April 17, 2019, 03:39:33 PM
I'm in Rapid City, me and the wife are really happy we picked this city. We are both from Oregon but couldn't talk ourselves to go back, they are headed down the California road.

The career was Air Reserve Technician which it a two component job. One reserve and one civil service.

Tom H

Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: airpirate on April 17, 2019, 05:00:57 PM
Congrats on your well deserved retirement and thank you for your service to America.  Enjoy everyday and all the best to you in SD. remember "Keep California IN California"  :lol:
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: Jack on April 17, 2019, 08:09:09 PM
Congrats Tom, enjoy the retirement, time for a new project?
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: LeighP on April 18, 2019, 05:46:49 AM
Congratulations. I hope you enjoyed that drive back to SD...one of the nicest areas I found when I was one my tours of the US.....look out for getting drowned in Harleys every Sturgis run, lol.
I hope you enjoy your retirement, I'm not far behind you.  :cool:
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: DeCaff2007 on April 21, 2019, 05:49:54 AM
Congrats and nice truck. 



...that's a long way to go and a short time to get there. :lol:



LMAO!!!!
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: Chewey on April 21, 2019, 07:14:37 AM
Congratulations, I'm jealous! I hope that smooth trip home is a sign of things to come in your retirement.
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: firebirdparts on April 23, 2019, 06:53:25 AM
Congratulations on your retirement.  I wish you happiness and a South Dakota sized shop.
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: hakitup on April 23, 2019, 10:36:49 AM
Thanks everyone, I getting settled in and working on the retirement pay details it’s government so everything happens at a snails pace. I did get started on the Trans Am transmission and I’m dropping it off at a shop today. Looks to be the bearing between the input shaft and main shaft. I would fix it myself but I don’t have all the pullers required.

Tom H
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: ryeguy2006a on April 23, 2019, 01:44:46 PM
Congrats on the retirement, and safe travels. I LOVE THAT TRUCK!! I would also second the Coyote swap comment.  :cool:
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: kherz80ta on April 24, 2019, 08:20:40 PM
 I agree with Ryeguy, cool truck. 1979? Was your job aircraft related? I spent time in the AF active duty, worked avionics on KC/RC-135's and C-130E models.
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: Updated71 on April 25, 2019, 07:13:19 AM
Congratulations!  I wish you the best in health and happiness.
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: hakitup on April 25, 2019, 09:12:06 AM
I agree with Ryeguy, cool truck. 1979? Was your job aircraft related? I spent time in the AF active duty, worked avionics on KC/RC-135's and C-130E models.

I started this career in 84 active duty AF as a aircraft welder, I got caught up in Regans force reduction and went into the ART program from 88-2019. AF also did rivet workforce which combined welders and machinist, in the end I was the Fabrication Flight Chief WS10/E8. It has been a great career but the AF has changed a lot and it was time for me to go. I am very blessed that the ART programs allows us to retire at a young age and have enough money to live comfortably, I’m 55 now and will take home around what I was making working.

Tom H
Title: Re: Final drive home
Post by: 1sgtretired on April 25, 2019, 09:38:42 AM
Tom congrats and all the best in retirement.  Sounds like you have a great plan. ENJOY