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Thursday, November 15, 2012

simple things

So, I spent the better part of last night looking into some sort of invoice/receipt generating software in an attempt to streamline the "paperwork" part of my typical day at Mighty Mobile. Deciphering features, reading reviews, weighing the benefits of this and that.... it's yet another one of those things that turned into a three hour time suck in front of the computer that made my brain hurt and got me almost nowhere.
The desire to do something electronically with paperwork hit me the other day as I was filling out a work order for someone. I like to get "wordy" on my receipts so you know what I did, and so I know what I did. It's not too often I need to go back and look at a work order for someone, but it's nice to know exactly what was done to the bike shall the need to know arise.
Will tracking this information be easier with some sort of electronic gizmo? Will I find the magical program that does exactly what I want it to? Will the gizmo save me enough time to fit in a quick ride at the end of the day, or just confuse the shit out of things and force me work into the wee hours trying to fix a computer "glitch". Well... I'm not sure yet.
I wish all of this was as easy to figure out as my last bicycle accessory selection. I recently installed fenders on my cross bike. The joy and satisfaction that was obtained by the installation of two rainbow shaped pieces of black plastic to my bike is amazing. It's nice to arrive at my destination with dry feet and no "skunk stripe" of water on my backside. Fenders give my bike an invincible feel as I can now approach wet roads and puddles with reckless abandon. Nothing makes you feel more like a kid again than bombing through puddles on a bike. Only difference is that now, this kid doesn't have to spend all day with a dirty ass and cold feet.  

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