Still Catching up on My Bookkeeping
I've shared on bubblews previously and several times about how far behind I am with my bookkeeping for our business. As many of you know already, we have a window cleaning business, but we do other cleaning also. For the past several years, I've replaced my husband by taking out our crew of a few employees to each job, plus I am the one that sets up the appointments, does payroll, and keeps track of all the books.
Because I work another job too and because I'd rather be writing I'm usually behind in my bookwork. This summer when I was working at catching up, my computer started having problems. I soon found out that my hard-drive was getting ready to crash. Before it did so, I purchased a new hard drive for only $35.00. It didn't take very long before I realized that I needed to find the correct QuickBooksPro program I was using so I could bill my customers accordingly. The person helping me with my computer issues didn't think to tell me that he could check my old hard drive and determine which version of quickbooks I had on my computer. Before I found that out, I purchased a copy on Amazon. It was the wrong one. I then borrowed one for a different year from my brother, but that one didn't work either. I was beginning to tear my hair out since I couldn't remember which version I had on the old drive, but before I did that, the person helping me out told me he could not only find out which version I had but that I would be able to go to the Intuit site and download that version all over again.
I hadn't even thought about the fact that I would have registered the program and that they'd probably have on file that I owned a copy. Anyway, this all took a few weeks to figure out and by the time I had it all re-installed on my computer I was behind even further than I was already.
Yesterday, I finally got quite a bit of work done. I still have a long way to go, but I feel much better about it. I hope that after this weekend, which I don't have off, that I can continue to make more progress so that by the end of November I can at least have the invoices, payments and deposits into the computer and then all I'll have to do is double-check my vendor invoices and payments and reconcile the remaining months of the year from where I left off.
After all of that gets done, then I still need to work at filing everything away so I can find it more easily.
I may try to distance myself from all of my writing so that I can accomplish this. I know that if I continue interacting and writing, that the work that I need to do will get pushed away again
Image Credit » Marsha Musselman 2014, from my camera.