Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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The Evening Checklist

January 14th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips

While looking at different things I used while taking a walk, I found a little file on the desktop of my computer called “Checklist.txt.” I created this early in the walk and used it often to help myself remember to do things each evening. I was, after all, a bit tired each evening and likely to forget something for a day or three. Items on my evening checklist (there are 17 things on this list. Wow, that was a lot of little things to do every evening.):

E-mail – Check my gmail account for incoming mail.

Twitter – Look to see what was being tweeted.

Facebook – Were any of my friends talking to me?

Linkedin – Were any of my Linked In colleagues talking to me?

Corporate E-mail – Check the email server of my employer.

Download iPhone photos to iPhoto – Move the photos I took with my iPhone to my computer.

Download camera photos to iPhoto – Move the photos I took with my camera to my computer.

Decide which photos go to Images Folder – This one required a bit more thought. What photos from the day did I want to keep in a special place for posting to the Internet?

Edit index.html in Images Folder – Move those chosen photos to a special area on my computer and label them as to their content and importance.

Decide which photos go to Wikipedia – A bit more thought here.

Decide which photos go to Taking A Walk blog – Even more thought here.

Put photos up to Wikipedia – This was some work, but I enjoyed enriching the Wikipedia pages for the towns I traversed. I was usually surprised what little, little towns had Wikipedia pages. I was also surprised what larger towns had photo-less pages.

TakingĀ  A Walk blog – I wrote the blog for that day.

Wayfaring.com – I updated the progress map I was using on Wayfaring.

Receipts and mileage entered into spreadsheet – Ah, accounting, but a good thing to do every day.

Backup – I backed up everything to a USB memory stick every day.

Reading – I tried to read some each evening. This was hard at times due simply to fatigue. Reading at least ten minutes helped me to sleep, and I did need a good night’s sleep.

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