Most of the time when I take holidays it’s so we can go camping. This is the first time I’ve been home for almost two weeks without actually going anywhere. Its been a nice break and a chance to do some thinking about my life/job/career/future plans.
Back in September, in a moment of zealeous participation, I agreed to be the Treasurer for the kids’ school advisory committee. The committee does all the fundraising for the school and helps provide ‘extras’ that just aren’t in the budget. They didn’t actually hand over the books until the end of November and then I found out a financial report was due to the gaming commission at the end of December. Well, I missed the deadline and they gave me an extension, recognizing that all these councils are run by volunteers who don’t know much about anything. So, I spent my day today, sorting through mounds of paper, trying to figure out the system the previous treasurer used (no actual bookkeeping ‘books’ were used). I think I’ve got it now and have rearranged it all, put it into Excel and hopefully filled out the report correctly. (Did you know that in Alberta, schools can apply to work at a Casino and get a share of the profits? This is how the Government justifies running the gambling in the province and taking a hefty share of the proceeds. )
Well, this is a fairly garbled post but that is where is my head is today.
I’m going to dust off a few more binders and finish re-organizing all this paper so I can actually do the Treasurer thing
ahem: just to clarify; the children don’t actually work at the Casino, the parents volunteer! Wouldn’t that be a riot? little kids dealing ‘vingt-et-un’ and such (embarrassed to admit I’ve never actually been inside a casino so don’t know what ‘and such’ entails).