Business Stuff

Did I ever real­ly men­tion that rid­inrab­bit, curiousmay9 and I have our own busi­ness? It’s Jill of All Trades. The Rab­bit can fix just about any­thing around your house. If you need some­thing around your house repaired, ren­o­vat­ed, added on, or installed, let us know.

My job just entails push­ing papers, mak­ing phone calls, doing online shop­ping, and duel­ing with bureaucracies. 

curiousmay9 and I spent a few hours at rid­inrab­bit’s house on Wednes­day get­ting some things orga­nized. Because Jill of All Trades exist­ed as the Rab­bit’s enter­prise before curiousmay9 and I got involved, she’s got exist­ing paper­work that I’m sep­a­rat­ing from her per­son­al affairs and inte­grat­ing with the rest of the busi­ness’ files.

I think I killed her shred­der. I brought home two box­es full of papers to be sorted/filed/shredded, and went through them while vis­it­ing with curiousmay9 this evening.

In a fair­ly short time, I had two bags full of trash and a rel­a­tive­ly small stack of papers that actu­al­ly need to be dealt with in some way. Some of those can go away as soon as they’re entered into an account­ing pro­gram or ledger of some sort.

It’s ridicu­lous­ly sat­is­fy­ing to shred papers. I don’t know why I did­n’t make more use of this thing soon­er. Heck, I shred­ded some things I could have just thrown away. Yes, I like to play with my toys.

I want a more pow­er­ful shred­der, though. I think I’ve near­ly worn this one out, and I haven’t even used it much! It was so hot that it burned my hands each time I took it off the trash can to emp­ty the can.

The teeth in the mid­dle seem to be dull, so if I tried to do 3 pieces of paper at a time it just per­fo­rat­ed them, so to speak, in the mid­dle. I had to turn the pages around and run them through the oth­er way, which is high­ly inef­fi­cient. (It’s sup­posed to han­dle at least 5 pages at a time.) It was­n’t an expen­sive mod­el, by any means. I think I’ll shop around for some­thing with more oomph, though.

We need to get the rest of the files over here from rid­inrab­bit’s house. I can’t get all the right files set up with­out see­ing the rest of the files and going through them. Appar­ent­ly, there are 4–5 draw­ers full right now.

I def­i­nite­ly need to get more tape for the delight­ful label­er sam­bear gave me a short while back!

I also need to fig­ure out which ver­sion of Quick­Books would do every­thing I want it to do. I need it to be net­work­able, track hours, do billing and cost account­ing for projects, han­dle mul­ti­ple “com­pa­nies,” and make doing tax­es very easy at the end of the year. The net­work­able require­ment means Quick­en just won’t do. I don’t need files to be acces­si­ble to more than one user at a time, but I do want to be able to access the soft­ware from any machine on our LAN.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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