Got up to page 19 of the script for issue 4 of Strange Detractors. Then, as I was falling asleep, I figured out page 20, got up, wrote it, went back to bed, woke up this morning, finished the last two pages, printed them, and am now at Census training. I'll read it over on my break and at lunch.
Just to clarify, what I'm doing for the Census isn't counting people--they're not there yet. What we're doing is a job called a "lister." We're collecting and/or verifying the addresses in the database to make sure that Census forms are mailed to the right places. There's very little talking to people at this stage.
Each living quarters has its own entry that has to be verified. For a house or small apartment, this is easy. For a (say) 15-story apartment building with 7 units per floor, it becomes a long, repetitive, tedious process.....
But they're paying me to do it for the next two months.