I am not going to miss this at all! 1030 pm. Having to clean off my truck to go to work!  Meanwhile I have had an appointment with my retirement counselor at Human Resources.  She gave me a checklist of everything I have to do. August 1 looks like a good target date for a number of reasons. Utah state retirement has begun working on an official calculation of my monthly pension. Social Security application will be submitted April 1 which includes Medicare. The paperwork for the University goes in on May 1. It’s quite the process. But having a goal, doing the homework, getting started early, and making continuous progress is the only way it’s going to get done!