Some Days Are Like That!

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Real Estate Agent with Remax equity group DRE# 200506219

So. I'm trying to write a blog post and I have this great idea.  I'll do a contrast between 1900 and the present about Sellwood,  my neighborhood in Portland.   It's a great idea.  I have some photos of the old storefronts, the Tritt Barbershop and the old Sellwood Bank as well as photos of the shops that are housed in those buildings now.

It is a great idea.  Except for one thing.  I can't find my file that has the old photos.  I know I have it.  Just not where.  I can find the current photos.  But not the old ones.  I used some of them the other day in a post and since then, they appear to have disappeared.

Now I know it is just because I am not consistent in how I label files.  I tend to have 'logical' ideas about how files and folders should be labled.  Problem is, what is a logical label can change from one day to the next.

Then the other thing that is working against me is time.  The clock time.  I want to post it today so that it counts for today of the January challenge.   But, I am on the west coast and when it is 9 pm here, it is midnight on the east coast -- which for some reason is the time zone that registers when I post.  So every day I work hard to post before 9 pm.  Normally I wouldn't care what time it as when I post -- but because the challenge is at least one post a day - I figure it makes a difference.

The reason that time works against me is that when I feel time pressure -- meet a post deadline, and I haven't started to write til 815 o so -- well, I get tense.  Then the memory bank gets clogged, and the labeling issue becomes more of an issue.

To add to the pressure, I have been rushing all day because I am getting ready to take a few days off.  That's a hooray thing -- but you know how it is.  Lots of things to do: loose ends, clients to call, notes to write, files to update, addendums to write and email, the postoffice to notify, the paper to stop, the trash pickup to cancel, and a networking event in the early evening.  Not to mention there is laundry to do, a few errands to run, children to let know, a little vacuuming to do, packing - and the bathroom to clean!   You guessed it, I am a little compulsive about what must be done before I can leave town, if only for a few days.

So. Long story short: the memory bank did not kick in to tell me how the file is labeled, and I had to punt.  This is today's post. Lots accomplished, but not the post I wanted to write - and not posted by midnight eastern time.

Some days are like that!

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I have to admit as I was driving down SE 13th the other day toward Portland Memorial and saw a lady dressed as Wonder Woman that I might see it on your blog. I wish we had a place to pull over, because it just screamed Portland.


January 30, 2011 02:00 AM
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Todd -- you are right, it is so Portland.  I laughed out loud when I read Wonder Woman!  I promise - when I see her, i will find the place to pull over and take the shot!

January 30, 2011 03:33 PM
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Retrieving stored files is not always easy--I think it would take hours to organize my photos--the current method is rather haphazard and I'm always a bit surprised when I put my finger on the file without a full-fledged search.

January 31, 2011 08:04 PM
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Norma -- it's the haphazard system that is the killer for me.  WHen I find something easily it is a real gift of time in my life!

February 01, 2011 01:43 PM
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Thanks so much for writing a lot of this excellent information! I am looking forward to reading more!

 

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(Real estate experts in Boca Raton Florida)

 

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