I was looking through my Facebook memories for May 18th, 2017, and I found out that one year ago I wrote my first blog here. I think that’s pretty cool! It was all about my first month and office supply shopping with Sue Ann. I had this great picture of my desk that was all cleaned up. Man so much has changed in a year. First, I am positive that my desk has a top to it, but I haven’t seen it in a while. Office hack! Cover your desk with papers and it doesn’t get dusty! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
In that first post, I was still in that mode of searching for things to do because you can only move so fast while learning. I had a day of each week established as cleaning day. It was Wednesdays. I vaguely remember that. It isn’t that I have lost how I feel about taking pride in the office appearance, it is just about hours in the day. Work load definitely increased, and I don’t spend time on the search for something to do. Rattlesnake takes up a good bit of my time right now, but that is the role of a project manager. She serves multiple jobs actually. I know a lot more about structural integrity, budgets, contingency budgets, looking for contractors, ordering merchandise, and returning merchandise than I did when I started this.
What I’ve Learned in a Year
I had to learn a new way of time management, and also to remember that this is an aspect of the business that Lee has told me that he wants me to learn, so it really is okay for me to spend time on it. I then have to make sure bills are paid and we stay on, or as close to on schedule as possible. I still have to take care of things like hiring (or attempting to hire when they do not show back up) for various maintenance jobs that need to be done between the properties.
I also do some things for Hermit Haus Redevelopment specifically, and am working on a project now that has taken some time, but it’s rolling! That is a project that I’m sure we will pass on for later announcement. It isn’t just a huge secret, but suspense can be fun.
I became a notary, and I keep up with the refresher emails that are sent out to me about laws and things.
It’s also about time to do some more office supply shopping, too. My desk calendar runs from June to June, and this baby only has 2 pages left on it. Besides my 2 legal pads, my desk calendar is what keeps me straight, and reminds me from month to month when to pay what. I also have my in and out boxes, and my accordion file that keep the bookkeeping data straight until it gets into the online files. My accordion file serves as reminder 1, and my desk calendar is the fail safe for that.