While completing my tax forms, it occurred to me that numbers could present significant information about the non-financial aspects of my life. And those numbers were readily available.
At work, I use an Audubon (sometimes Sierra Club) weekly calendar book to record all meetings, business trips, days off, etc. I have every calendar since 1994 in a desk drawer.
The three credit cards I use most have annual summaries which organize all charges by categories: hotels, restaurants, etc. I also keep all monthly bills for a year. (This behavior is called “organization” not “anal” or “OC”… 😉 )
So, it was fairly easy to compile 2010’s non-financial “vital statistics”….
Business trips: 23
Days called in “sick”: 0
Available sick leave hours: 1,672
Vacation hours available; 95 (after payment for 240 hours at retirement)
Vacation hours used 94 (175 used in 2009)
Meals Charged to Credit Card 101
Hotel Stays 19 (stay = 1 night or more)
Free Southwest Tickets Earned 1
Preferred Status Earned 1 (Gold with Choice Hotels)
Preferred Status Retained 1 (Avis Select Preferred)
La Quinta Points Balance 40,467
Hilton Honors Points Balance 72,416
Choice Hotels Points Balance 31,422
Checks Written 66
Rental Cars 16
Cash poker tournies played 79 (200 in 2009)
And oh yes, I’m getting over $1,300 back as a tax refund. I really need to stop giving the gooberment so much interest-free money.