Rachel and I spent the last half hour adding numbers, staring at computer printouts and consulting with Helaine. Year’s end is drawing near. There are still vacation day to schedule.

It’s crazy. I was just away for two months! How could there be days left?

I’ve learned a lot about Short Term Disability. Until this year I’d never even considered it.

Once my sick days were used up (first time in 43 years of full time employment) STD kicked in. I couldn’t use my vacation days even if I wanted to.

Helaine and Rachel both keep really accurate records. So did Jenn back when I worked in New Haven. Me? Not so much.

I still break out in a cold sweat when I go through this exercise. Always have. Probably always will.

It’s done now. I’m good for another year.