Traffic was delightfully light when I drove myself to the office, on Friday morning - I guess a lot of people either had a holiday (some offices closed for Cesar Chavez Day today instead of last Monday), or took the day off to observe Good Friday/Passover. My morning commute only took half the normal time! The evening commute home, however, was the total opposite! Bumper to bumper traffic, partly because there was a baseball game this evening and I drive past the stadium on my way to and from work!
I had a fairly productive day at the office. I went through another old planner (from 2014) and tossed it. I decided to keep the newer planners for now and brought them home. I might go through them, later, and decide to toss them.
Today, I made some inquiries about obtaining a monthly transit pass. This is in case I decide to take the subway to downtown (and then, the bus from there to the office). The regular pass is $100/month, but I qualify for a senior pass because I am over 62; the senior pass is only $20. I have to submit an application with a photo (the transit center where I made the inquiries said they can take the photo; the senior pass has to have a photo for identification purposes). But, it will take 4-6 weeks for them to issue the card and mail it to me! So, I'd still have to get a regular transit pass in the meantime. I didn't apply yet, because I wasn't sure if I will ride the subway to work or not, but I took an application. At least I made a start on that!
I also made a start on the retirement plans! I registered to attend a retirement seminar! The seminar will provide information about the process, available benefits, and so forth, So, that's something I will be doing in the next few weeks. There are several forms to be downloaded and filled out, too, and submitted with copies of various documents, but I don't need to do that until after I attend the retirement seminar and get more information. Just registering for the seminar seemed like a big step, to me! Suddenly, it seemed more real! I need to make a list of questions I have, so that I remember to ask them if they are not covered in the seminar.
After I came home and had my tea, I spent the evening playing sudoku online, reading some blogs and commenting on them, and watching news programs. I also exchanged emails with a friend and video chatted with daughter, who had the Cesar Chavez Day holiday today.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Safe commutes to the office and back
- Making a start on retirement planning
- Being able to find out about obtaining a transit pass
- A sunny, warm day
- Friend M was able to fix the broken sprinkler head
How was your Friday?