It was for President Obama a day of thank you calls, farewells, wrapping up loose ends — and business as usual.
Obama began his last full day on the job Thursday the way he did some 2,920 times before — with the Daily Presidential Briefing.
It was held in the usual location, which is the Oval Office. And, as is typical, Vice President Joe Biden was in attendance, according to a schedule released by the White House.
The only other thing on Obama's official agenda was a last lunch as president with Biden in the private dining room.
But while the rest of the First Family was bracing and preparing for the Friday departure from what's been their home for the last eight years, Obama still had a country to run.
"We know he will be spending a lot of time reviewing clemency cases and signing clemency documents," Terry Sullivan of the White House Transition Project told NBC News. "Then there will probably be some administrative things he has to do."
The average work day of a U.S. President is 14 hours a day, seven days a week, Sullivan said. And up to a quarter of that day is spent "taking care of presidential clerkships."
"That means signing a lot of documents," Sullivan said. "It's a vast government. There are lots of things that a president has to review and sign off on."