Saturday, 16 January 2021

Cleaning up the bog-down jobs before travel really begins

 For the last few years the paper work has had to be sorted out, prioritized, sorted into categories, tidied, worked on and one at a time finalized.

Honestly this all started off as a Maxed Out Overwhelm Situation.

Eventually one job at a time was sorted out. Done. Completed. Got rid of. Next.

From Then to Now

When a person takes on someone's Enduring Power of Attorney this is where making sure everything is in order is really important.

There is an excitement in the air.  Well for me there is.   There are five receipts to add into the spreadsheet of records.  

Then there's the double checking of the bank records to make sure these card details are in the correct place.

As of this morning one accountant arrived at a Sunday Service. When helping with a community service in 2018/19 this person was the accountant there. 

The relief to know what is sort for has already been found. 

Why is an accountant important. 

Primarily five reasons - besides these books need to be 100% accurate.

  • The main one is dealing with someone else's money.
  • The use of a basic spread sheet to record financial things out went out with the dinosaurs.  Notably each accountant has their own program. Therefore at least these figures are sorted out and then more easily inputted.
  • That day at the beach just took on another twenty four hours. Most probably with me away stuck in a motel room inputting these figures. Sorting out category's and subcategories.
  • By the finalization of the book work the house involved will have it's own official financial record recorded.
  • By the time the house is fixed up the trip for me will have started..... once again with a trip to the beach.
Currently it's more like swiping a day here, a day there. What ever will get me to the sea, river, water in general. 

There is a huge coast frontage around the continent of Australia.  What's more is that every river has an originating spring arm that leads to it's source.. And down the other side.

The only challenge is the flipping of the coin when the vehicle hits the sea in Inverlock, Victoria.  But that was decided  a long time ago. Great Ocean Road.  See the Sisters sticking out of the coastal waters

Friday, 15 January 2021

What You Plan So You Do

A few years ago the responsibility of looking after a bank account, paying a persons bills etc came into my care. 

So to did the comment "Paperwork? What paperwork? I keep it minimalistic!" 

Any paperwork relating to whatever I need would be like a needle in a haystack to find! 

From that point, the world had no bottom. Indeed it had just fallen out. For a few months diligent recording of what went where and how come this matched that, but that did not...

 OH BOY what a mess! 

Added to this shemozzle, the system the main income came through changed the payments. Instead of by-monthly on set dates... the two-week system came in. 

Then a few months later went back to twice a month. Confusing at the best of times. Thus the receipt keeping had to change how everything was physically recorded and stored. 

What part of Autism Spectrum was firing on all fours went haywire. Just as people understand on the Autism Spectrum there is an irrational side of things.  In this case its the fact that book work gets processed - properly.

Thrown in the deep end there have been massive paperwork issues to overcome..... 
  • like where are the back receipts [Oh in the garage! At his house where the place is rented out]
  • paperwork to declutter
  • spreadsheets to create after a sort out of what is needed to record

Concentration was intense. Went for days. Got in the way of other things. Two years later this is an ongoing paper chasing cumulation of facts and figures still going on.


The rest of it meant doing what was being studied. 

What was being actively studied needed gear changes. Click from A into B had groans and frustrations associated. 

  • What was learned was the value of a clear desk. 
  • Finish the job. 
  • Clear the desk. 
  • Not finished writing and not which part you are up to.
  • Add the next job to-do items. 
  • These got the mind back into gear easier than any other way knew. 

  Where you now! 
Thirty receipts are sitting to the left of the computer. On the right though are two binders plus a sheet of paper with numbers. What happened were the envelops that store the paper receipts had got miscued. 

The glitch in the above external a system that impacted the basic system being utilized sure did impact it. 

The streamline process hit a bump. 
Nothing matched up. 

That took all of yesterday afternoon to figure out 
  • What had happened 
  • Why it happened 
  • What to do about it 
Then actively, piece by piece, process everything paperwork to align with online records. 

Now there are only twelve more to do to be up to date on that side of things. 

 Where does this come into traveling adventures? 
When a person takes on something, only to find that simple task just morphed into a ginormous task there are things to do to normalize things. 

 What happened here was to reduce the morphed tried effect into handle-able bite-sized chunks.

On jump at a time

Right smack in the middle of yesterday enough was enough. While totally frustrated, feeling like crying at the repetitive processes...in came emotion.  

Out came "You know what. When all this is running smoothly, done, and up to date.... I am going to the beach!"

Must admit a long time later the realization that the vehicle I would drive down to the beach in would be in the garage getting fixed.

Update to that thought
Hang on when I drive the vehicle to the town the vehicle gets left, maybe there is a bus that goes through, Heads off to the beach. Stay the night enjoy the next day looking around.

Come back by bus and pick up the vehicle. Head home. Say hello to the dogs.

So today the silver lining is there are positive steps to do....
  1. Process these thirty receipts.
  2. Double-check with bank statements the receipts etc already recorded. 
    1. Some things have charges for processing
      1.  record these processing fees
      2. little bits overlooked means my holiday money is altered.
  3. Check bus time tables.
  4. Print the book-keeping workout.
  5. Go through everything all over again 
    1. Manually
What are people doing now
Remember that as this is not your primary online calling there is an easier method to do this.  That method needs finances in order to make processing easier.

This morphed favor needs the cash in the bank to pay for the book-keeping system you don't have, yet require.

All this and really there have been smiles amongst the jumble of great intentions colliding with realism and facts.  

Today, that outlook towards the beach decision is a marvelous stimulant to just get n with the activity.



Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Paper work to declutter

Before this world went crazy, my personal world was already crazy. 

 This house is a rented one from the Government. 

 My ex-husband had been living in the one he was buying. Something unexpected happened and effectively he is not in this town anymore.

 Here's the thing in this house there was a lot of his/hers/theirs stuff. 

Thinking he was about to go travel there were things he had been saving up, purchasing, and storing here [the presumption was that I had a room.] 

 So now I do have room.
 
 I've decluttered by the rubbish bin fulls. Each week more junk for several weeks of two people's rubbish bins being used. 

 To add to this are the drip-feed process of going through receipts and creating the books that needed to be done as a basis for these books to balance upon. The idea apparently was "I have minimalistic book work." Oh, how true. Further, he wrote: "I know that you will correct them!" Well, thanks! I think. 

 No longer with the financial Tax record book work [online], that was used in my past... a spreadsheet was created. Refurnished, time altered here and there. 

 Now the painful part. Working out what bank statement goes to which purchase. Majority of which has already been completed. It's the checkoff and correct that is interesting. 

 Painfully so. This was the start of cleaning up the bog down jobs

 In between all this came a rather large payment for an action to be taken in three years.  That target date is Jan 14th 2020 and which banks account. Even with the riddles to solve the people within Australia need the blood system will have the funds tonight to pay a few ill incurred this off. 

The funny thing is the idea of arriving in Texas holds great appeal. Yes, the ideal would be Texas USA. 

 There is another option. Texas is just up the road from a friends place. Although it says the straight-through drive is between 16 to 18 hours [ allowing for daylight savings change of clocks] to get to Texas... let's be serious. It's more like six months to two years of serious travel stops and glorious wide-open night skies. 

 In the meantime, there are jobs at the house of Raymonds to do. Like ripping out and replacing nearly everything from stump refurbishment to replacing roof tiles with tin cladding. 

 Just waiting for some things to occur where this is made possible. Meanwhile marketing the smile campaign is my thing.

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