It's weird how these things go, really. I never thought I'd be doing this sort of stuff on a day-to-day basis. I figured I'd be doing simple jobs I could leave at the office at 5 PM, not taking "real" work with me on vacation and canceling vacations when things broke down.
Sometimes, it makes me long for 2037, the earliest Year-I-Can-Retire with full benefits. Other times, I'll score a big win and I'll want to run to the roof of the building next door (which is taller than my building) and shout, "BOO-YAH!"
The trick is to have more boo-yah days than i-wanna-retire days. So far so good.