Saturday, July 29, 2006

First week almost done on the paper route.

I've done the first week of my new paper route, and have optimized the path I take to get all 40ish papers of the current two delivered in under an hour.

Judging by that, I should be able to get the full four routes done within about 1h45 providing that the papers aren't an inch thick each.

The next batch of papers need to be out by 8AM atlantic, so I'm gonna go get a powernap.

Monday, July 24, 2006

All kinds of messes.

I pick up a second route on the paper tomorrow morning. Luckily, for the next 2 weeks, we don't have to have the weekday papers out until 5PM. I'm going to ask about one of the houses on the route before I start delivering this time to help prevent confusion regarding that one house I had problems with on saturday.

In the meantime, one of my larger hard drives is misbehaving, so I'm running a thurough chkdsk on it. I'm not looking forward to a 200GB hard drive with surface scan. I'm glad I'm starting the scan when it's almost time for me to go to sleep. Hopefully it'll be finished by the time I wake up, that way it'll be usable in the morning.

I hope....

Saturday, July 22, 2006

And the first day is done.

I just got home from finishing my first day on the paper route, and I must say, I did pretty well. I managed to complete almost my entire route without problems.

I only had one house I couldn't find, but I had it narrowed down to 2 houses, so I delivered one to both.

I'll sort it out some other time.


Starting within about 7 hours, I get to officially start my paper routes.

I'm not planning on getting any sleep tonight. I'll probably be finding little things to do while I wait for the papers to arrive, so that I can get started (and finished) as early as possible.

I'll be able to gauge how well I'll be able to do these four routes by the time I get the first two started.

Wish me luck, I'm going to need it.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Adjusted Route

It turns out that one of the routes I'm taking over has the person preceeding me leaving early.

I get to start the new route in the morning to have the papers delivered by 8AM.

Here's hoping I can be up at the right time.


Lucky me, I get to start delivering papers for the Evening News tomorrow.

To the hundred or so people who will be getting papers from me (about 50 of you next week and 50 more 2 weeks from monday) I hope to be as consistent as possible so that I can keep you as customers.

This will mark the end of a 2+ year break in me in the working world.