Diary 3rd And 4th January 2016

Photo taken by me – my 2017 diary
Preston, England
January 5, 2017 3:28am CST
Diary Tuesday 3rd January 2017 No bank holidays left now until Easter, so today was a normal one where most people returned to work. My bills are paid at this time so it was sad to see my earnings from the temporary work done before Christmas decimated by my outgoings. Headed to the council offices to book an appointment for Monday to reset my council tax payment amounts which were altered while I was working. Other than a bit of food shopping that was all I did. Diary Wednesday 4th January 2017 Four days in and I still catch myself writing 2016 instead of 2017. I’ll get it right by September. Today marked my first welfare hearing of the new year and since completion of my post office job. The hearing went well, and there was a little disappointment that my usual advisor has quit the job for unspecified reasons. She was always fair and friendly with me. The chap replacing her seems reasonable too, though the welfare process can be very invasive. Today’s went smoothly enough. Afterwards I called in the local library briefly before my first job club visit where I have to be seen job searching twice a week (just once this week) for two hours per session. It was nice to see the other job club users again for the first time in a few months though. Arthur Chappell
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@JudyEv (97181)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan
I see you have a nice new diary for the new year too. :)
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• Preston, England
5 Jan
@JudyEv yes, more of a desk planner than a diary - just lets me keep up with forthcoming appointments or I'd forget to turn up for things
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@JudyEv (97181)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan
@arthurchappell They are very useful if you have appointments and meetings.
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• Preston, England
5 Jan
@JudyEv I have used them for decades now - lost without them
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@Gillygirl (15292)
• Sutton, England
5 Jan
I was doing well in writing 2017 but slipped up this morning and put 2016. Here's hoping you will get another job soon.
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@Happy2BeMe (66913)
• Canada
5 Jan
Welfare can be very invasive but I am glad that you have something to help you get through until you find another job. I know it isn't much but it helps pay the bills. I put 2016 on everything I did at work yesterday. It will take awhile to get adjusted to the new year. Have a great day!
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@Asylum (46826)
• Manchester, England
5 Jan
It must be very disillusioning to revert to this scenario after a period of employment and extra cash.
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• Preston, England
5 Jan
@Asylum it is very frustrating, like being dragged back on a bunjee cord to square one
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@Asylum (46826)
• Manchester, England
5 Jan
@arthurchappell You should stick to ladders and avoid stepping on those snakes.
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• Preston, England
5 Jan
@Asylum i'd put snakes on the ladders too
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@valmnz (12600)
• New Zealand
6 Jan
Sounds like you're off to a positive start for the year. Life is getting back to normal here after the Christmas New Year break.
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• Preston, England
6 Jan
@valmnz yes the holidays are now over sadly
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@valmnz (12600)
• New Zealand
6 Jan
@arthurchappell at last we have summer here. Our next long weekend is our province's anniversary day in a couple of weeks time.
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• Preston, England
10 Jan
@valmnz that sounds like an event to look forward to
@celticeagle (114326)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jan
I have been doing well putting 2017 so am glad. That can be frustrating. Glad the job search thing isn't too bad for you. The invasive factor would tick me off I think.Glad the new advisor is alright.
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• Preston, England
5 Jan
yes, he seems friendly and polite enough @celticeagle
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@celticeagle (114326)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jan
@arthurchappell .....That's what counts. He probably wants to keep a professional distance.
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• Preston, England
6 Jan
@celticeagle which is just as it should be
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@Bella128 (2488)
• United States
23 Jan
Usually I have trouble making the transition when it comes to writing the new year but I think because 2016 was such a "bad year" for me, and for a lot of other people too..., I've haven't been having any issues writing 2017!
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• Preston, England
23 Jan
@Bellatricks I have started getting it right now
7 Jan
Interesting. Sometimes, keeping tabs of what is happening to you everyday is very good. You just have to browse it again in the future if you need to remember the events.
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• Preston, England
10 Jan
@sweetshy714 it is a great way to keep a memento of my day to day life
@FayeHazel (10881)
• United States
10 Jan
It sounds as though it has been eventful, I hope you can find a good job that you enjoy doing
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Jan
glad the transition went ok at least
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• Pamplona, Spain
5 Jan
Its good to have a nice diary to write good happenings in hope things go well for you so you can write those in too. This year I have not had much trouble remembering to put 2017 last year was a different Story though.
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@LadyDuck (118647)
• Switzerland
5 Jan
We have the last holiday tomorrow, it's the Epiphany (or Three Kings Day) and it's a Bank Holiday. Another long week end then our next Bank Holiday will be the 19th of March (st. Joseph).
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@teamfreak16 (35281)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Jan
Searching for work is the worst. Nothing but frustration. I had an interview once. I had 15 years experience, but the guy wouldn't hire me because I hadn't worked in a year. I told him yes, that's why I'm applying for a job. No go.
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@Plethos (4847)
• United States
5 Jan
your job services for the unemployed seem to really help people. here in california, we dont see anyone. its all over the phone or e-mail. no help in job searching, just to fill paperwork for unemployment or when they want to punish you.
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@shivamani10 (9973)
• Hyderabad, India
5 Jan
yeah...I too did the mistake several times. Instead of writing for 2017 I am still writing 2016.
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@stbrians (11838)
• Kakamega, Kenya
5 Jan
As busy as am ant that is
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