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Upward bound

December 13th, 2016 at 05:11 pm

My latest Right Track car insurance savings inched up to 16% and I'm at the halfway point. One-and-a-half more months to go. All I have to do is continue avoiding hard brakes and I hope to see my premium savings climb into 20% territory.

It seems the more free time I have, the less I get done. And it isn't getting any better. Sigh. Today, I did manage to:

1. Edit one story for the website where I volunteer. It's harder than writing my own stories. I'm finding the quality of the other writers' work is lacking. They read one or two videos and write up their summaries based on that instead of scanning most of the videos, which is usually about a dozen. It results in a summary that isn't really focusing on the subject, just one narrow slice. Another writer used keywords as she was supposed to, but none are from the list of keywords supplied on the topic page. Another one lifted an entire paragraph verbatim from the video transcript, which is a no no.

I could put so much more into this, they clearly need the help, and I see so much room for improvement, but I'm not getting paid and so I feel I should limit my time spent lest I leave other things unattended to, like the job search.

2. Pick up more meds for Waldo from vet.
3. Mail off a Christmas present to my cousin.
4. Take a half hour walk.

The rest of my time was spent sitting in front of the computer, browsing for jobs and wasting time. I assign myself things to do every day, but fail to get most of them done.

2 Responses to “Upward bound”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I find it harder to get things done when winter sets in. Seems like there is a strong impulse to vegetate when it gets cold and dreary.

    Can you turn the volunteer position into a paid position? You obviously could be a trememdous help to them, if you could make them see it.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I have found I tend to procrastinate about certain things now that I am retired because I know I don't have to go to work and have to hurry and get something done.

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