I set forth my retirement in motion today.  I deferred my official retirement date of July 26, 2012 for no more than 3 years by making application for the State Teachers Deferred Retirement Option Plan.

“Deferred” means I can retire any time after July 26 if I want!

But three more years will add to the kitty, and then  I’ll think about calling it quits.

But it is comforting to know that any time after July 26, if I feel fed up enough, I can thumb my nose to the powers that be and head for the house!

Ah, this is what I’ve worked for lo these many years?  Thank God for Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana!