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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

No peace for the wicked

This evening has flown past quickly partly due to the fact that we went to the Vets from work to get Missy some replacement medication and also some cat food for the monsters  So by the time we got in and had some tea steak  (the steak was from Lidl and very nice) and chips the early part of the evening was well and truly over.  I have not even watched any TV this evening.

I have also had to try and cobble OH a new CV together - just in case he ever needs it his last one is on one of the computers that does not work and so I have typed him a new one all nicely sorted out from the scribbled information he has provided me with.  I have then emailed it to him so that he has a copy on his computer as well.  He will lose it so if I keep the master copy it will not take much sorting if required. It has also meant an opportunity for me to get used to the software on the machine Word 2016.  It is not too bad from what little bit I have used this evening. 

I need to get to grips with the Excel though and I thought that I would prepare a Schedule of Monthly Outgoings on Excel and then have a meeting with OH to see what expenditure we have and whether anything unexpected is in the offing.  I want to put a stop to and eradicate as much as possible anything unexpected and then maybe then we will be able to have a floating fund for anything for the house and also a Christmas and Holiday Fund.  I am fed up of being caught on the hop and either having to spend more than we wanted to, and then having nothing until the end of the month  so I want to try and create a spreadsheet that covers all eventualities.  It will take a little trial and error but I am determined to do it and get everything under control.  But Rome was not built in a day.  I am being very realistic about that one.

Right upwards and onwards still things to do before I go to bed.

Catch you soon

Pattypan

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4 comments:

  1. Excel spread sheets, my your getting organised, I have a friend who does spread sheets for everything, I call her spread sheet Mandy, she is an accountant so its second nature to her to record everything :-)

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  2. I wish you joy with Excel - I use it for my accounts and have to wait until Tam comes home for her to go over it with me and tell me how to correct my errors! I am NOT a natural with figures!

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  3. No Dawn I have had Excel training at work but the problem is if you do not use it very often you forget what to do. I thought if I tried to restore order to the finances so that I can get the money side running more efficiently by producing spread sheets we could ostensibly see where we are going wrong. I thought that this might kill two birds with one stone. Also I have learned word processing and computer skills on the job so to speak. When I was at College I was on a manual typewriter! Things change and if you are brought up with technology these days it becomes second nature and if I get absolutely stuck I ask for help from my nephews who are both IT literate. Hope you are keeping well and keep warm and safe. I hope that the Alpacas and Sol are okay.

    Take care

    Pattypan

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    Pattypan

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  4. Hi BB

    I am not a natural with Excel or with figures but the firm gave me Excel training a couple of months ago and I have not had an opportunity to use it and so I have forgotten quite a few things. I am having some refresher training shortly but I thought in the meantime that I would get my paperwork into order and have a go at preparing my own spreadsheets so that I can keep my hand in. OH used to used complicated Excel formulaes when he was in the fishing trade for his job so if it went wrong I would get him or my nephews to have a look and put me right.

    Hope you are keeping well and I hope Tam is okay.

    Take care

    Pattypan

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