Sunday, December 2, 2018

Time Management: Lesson Learned

Trying to get as much outdoor stuff done as I can before the first snow comes which is usually shortly after Thanksgiving. When I was running the indoor soccer facilities we would make phone calls from each facility to build teams for any upcoming leagues that were short. Most facilities just had two to three phone lines but a few had three to five. We only made phone calls from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on weekdays feeling like that was after dinner and not too late for bedtime. If you only had one phone line you could call out on you weren't very effective. But if you faxed or emailed your list to a facility that had extra phone lines and gave them the details they could compliment your calls and go through three to four times as many phone numbers per evening. It wasn't just that. If the call center was in Michigan where we had four facilities we could help the Wichita facility until it was 9:30pm Wichita time and then still help a Denver, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake, and or Boise facility for an hour as it was only 8:30pm there. When 9:30 came to those locations we still had an hour we could call to assist a San Diego or Sacramento facility. It was very effective.

Here I just have two locations about a mile from each other and though it's hardly recognizable as the example above it still works. This time of year the sun comes up from behind the Anti Cline which Base Camp is not far from the base of. When the sun comes up it makes about a five to ten degree difference almost right away and the same when it goes down. If I have a busy day trying to accomplish a lot of outdoor tasks I've found that the sun hits Last Hurrah because it's further away from the Anti Cline nearly a half hour earlier than it hits the lodge and because it's at a higher elevation goes down about 20 minutes later. Despite a mile a part there's nearly an hour or one time zone difference in sunlight and warmer temperatures.

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