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Mathy stuff

Let’s just be clear here, shall we? I work in publishing. i like WORDS. Numbers are, to put it bluntly, not my friend. And yet, I have this exciting new business, and though yes, I still get to play with words, I ALSO have to understand numbers. My authors like it when I do — when I can tell them what money is coming in from which publisher, and how soon. And to do THAT, I need accounting software to keep track of such things as payments due, etc.
Which is the cause of today’s minor head-explode-arama.
I’m working through it, but it’s a complicated process, not helped by my inability to figure out why I can’t enter invoices into my own system as euros, and then note the payments made in dollars. Veddy confusing, I tell you what. But it will all be worth it when I can take my handy-dandy reports to my business accountant and figure out my taxes, right?
…sigh. To quote Barbie, “Math is hard.” What’s your bete noir? What aspect of your life causes you to slam your head against a blackboard, yet is totally unavoidable? Commiserate here with me for a while, won’t you?

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