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Breakdown Forum

I thought I would create a place to post breakdowns 

thomas email

1) look at bill from 2017

2) look at email from august

3) look at text edit docs (2 i think)  

4) try to calculate the estimate

5) write email 

6) send it 


1) look at all the documents (4)

2) print the ones that need printing

3) fill them out

4) fold them

5) put them in bag for mailing later today


going for a bike ride

1) eat and drink some water

2) dress for very cool weather- long undies, hat, scarf, gloves 

3) take 2 sets of keys

4) ride! 


1) open document

2) paste text so far

3) review last email exchange

4) revise text

5) translate 

6) review that last email exchange

7) check text

8) send email #1

9) send email #2 


1) opening arpeggio

2) rhythm of subsequent mini-phrase 

3) connection to next mini-phrase without high attack

4) connection to next mini-phrase without high attack (matching the last one)

5) sequence of 16th groupings

6) rhythmic connection from climactic mini phrase to groupings

7) getting out of groupings (notes and rhythm)

8) final mini-phrase into final trill 

9) breath before trill or not? 

10) total rhythmic structure 


stefan/mark/thomas email

1) confirm times (read email from stefan, email *to thomas) 

2) draft an email to everyone with relevant details: day, start time, end time, tuned piano (which one?) 

3) make it clear haven't heard from thomas


call thomas before sending a confirmation email.  

breakdown for a call:

1) step 1 of the other breakdown

2) look at the last bill i paid 

3) write down all of the issues that need to get resolved (full quote)

4) make the call 

EK reply

different parts: 1) anecdote, 2) october, 3) general warmth 

immigration thinking

send out requests for letters to CL, LS, and DB. 

1) find previous letters

2) maybe suggest or just make adjustments for drafts

3) email CL with all docs and request 

4) whatsapp LS

5) call DB 


lawyer email 

send news about health insurance plus NGE.


-do they need to see my beiträge? match the NGE, not adjusted for extra mentioned in letters because that's what consultant advised.

-i could send all my stuff in as early as next monday. a) is there any reason *not to do that, i.e. could it hurt me? b) if not, can we have a meeting finalizing the documents that i should send them? 

-when will my NGE be out of date? (it was twice as expensive as it was in 2017-- i didn't realize the fee would track with my income like the fee for my tax declaration does-- so having to pay for another one would really hurt)

-maybe put the list of possible documents 



second round edits


text to accompany figure 7 drafted

created and formatted figure 7


GR 1st graf

not enough time 


video stuff

virtual stuff 

adjusted fig 6B 

finalized figure 7 and both captions

fixed the text 

submission to accountant

1) open monthy accounting protocol DONE

2) excerpt the applicable sections DONE

3) start another breakdown DONE

titles and captions

1) figure out if there are word limits on section or figure titles DONE

2) camera icon DONE 

3) Figure 4 title and caption (read section of paper first) DONE

4) Figure 5 title and caption(read section of paper first) DONE

5) Figure 6 title and caption (read section of paper first) DONE

figure 6B

1) look at the chapter and jot down subjects according to section DONE

2) organize subjects into groups of 3-4 per day DONE

3) come up with 2-3 activities per day. adequate variety but not too much DONE

4) decide on a duration for each day DONE

5) Fill in the figure DONE

6) make a caption MOVED TO NEXT BREAKDOWN

7) figure out if there are word limits on figure titles or section titles MOVED

8) make a breakdown for finalizing figure titles and captions DONE


1) go through existing text highlighting major points i want to make DONE

2) make a decision about m cycle  stuff DONE

3) figure out what the take homes are DONE

4) title the section DONE

feedback section

1) transfer new names and dates to document DONE

2) attach names/dates to feedback DONE

3) fix sentence describing part 1 DONE

3b) fix footnote DONE

4) extract chunks and file them with name and date under headings DONE

5) see if it works and if it does fix the section headings DONE 

6) if it doesn't work make another breakdown NA

feedback section

0) open the new document DONE

1) read the slide and make some notes DONE

2) read the new document and make some notes DONE

3) make some decisions about what to use DONE

4) make a new breakdown DONE


1) explain why first feedback is anonymous in a footnote DONE

2) present first feedback in total DONE

3) elucidate each point and add supporting feedback to each point FIRST PART DONE SECOND PART DOESN'T WORK

4) see if that works and if not make a breakdown for re-organizing the section DONE


1) add feedback in order of impact and add one sentence showing what it demonstrates. 

so that's 7 possible chunks of feedback, which is 14 steps in the breakdown. 

no 15 steps. the first step is to order the feedback

GR 25 jul

1) figures vs. tables DONE

2) map out maximum number of figures/tables/appendices, and figure out where they should go in the paper DONE 

3) look at APA formatting for refs/figures/tables DONE

practice notes

1) summary of changes

2)-4) day by day entrie

5) planning through end sep/oct

publisher email

1) greeting sentence (pandemic- family, business; thanks for all)

2) why i'm writing and a summary of what I need

3) more details about each thing I need 

4) warm and fuzzy closing greetings