Thank you for the well wishes. Turned in to quite the surprise party. At age 60 I also am retiring at the same time. Had plans for dinner and a large group of coworkers showed and family from Arizona. Quite the surprise. I was just going to keep things low key but it was a good time.
Surprised the wife as well. A box came for me with several tins of tobacco and a new Nording pipe that I had ordered earlier. I was questioned about the box contents and explained that I needed to get the items now before retirement and the internet taxes were applied. The explanation seems to have worked...she says that makes sense.