- The landmark that I was counting on was getting the COVID outbreak behind me.
We have a very unusual virus, so the best we're gonna do is to get it down to a low enough level that you can essentially live with it.
We are never gonna eradicate this.
- I think some of it, and you can correct me if this is wrong, some of it was a realization that tying the knot on this was not gonna be something that could be done in six months or maybe even six years.
- So what's gonna be different in June of 2023 that's different from now?
You know, nothing.
(sighing) Hey, Bret.
- Good morning, sir, how are you?
- I'm good, how are you?
- Doing well, thank you.
(gentle music) - I've been coming onto this campus every single day for 54 years.
- All right, sir.
- Alright, see you later, thanks.
(gentle music) This is my home.
That's been my home longer than most people have been alive.
But I have to step down sometime.
- [Interviewer] When you told your wife and your kids, "I'm gonna retire," what did they say to you?
- Well, they were very pleased.
They know me better that I likely will not retire in the classic sense.
But they took it a little skeptically.
They're saying, "Well, you know, sure Dad, you're gonna retire, but we don't believe you."