Reminds me of the inverted proverb: "Let your own lips praise you, and not another!"
This, obviously, does not mean squat to anybody but me. However, about twenty minutes ago I finished a sixty-hour, labor-intensive software change. Keeping in mind that I am techno-impaired, my latest Mac operating system kicked me out of my perfectly fine 25 year address system. Currently, I have just under 900 addresses in my program. I had to first learn how to merge the old software with the new (almost impossible). I would say that even that probably saved me a good forty extra hours of work. My wife was a great help in walking me through, line-by-line, every jot and tittle, every minutiae of words, letters, numbers, emails, prefixes, suffixes, job titles, kids, names, ages, birthrates, blah-blah-blah. Makes me ill just reciting it.
Next I had to merge this monster with my headquarters list. "Why not just use you HQ's list and save yourself the trouble?" Good question! Because both our lists have faulty data entries plus I have a personal list for friends, family, etc. that I use the same software with.
Last, I had to learn to use a "transfer" software system that HOPEFULLY allows for a seamless transfer of information to my organization's hard drive. This makes it much easier for hq administrative staff to interpret and enter the data. Still have a long ways to go in getting proficient with it but this is the guy that didn't know the difference between "download" and "upload" just a couple years ago (no, that's not a joke).
Just rereading this puts me to sleep. But, hey, it's like a thousand pounds off my shoulders. It also means my newsletter goes out next week. It also means that up to 30% of those on the list will hear from me for the first time in one to three years (I had no idea they didn't get our twice-a-year newsletter - what do I know? I'm just the hired help.). Well, now I can finish packing. Movers come Monday. IIIIIIEEEEEEEeeeeee!!!!! :aargh4: :dead: