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Old 07-01-2014, 06:41 AM   #21
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This is sometimes a source of mild irritation/frustration with DW. I'm a "piler", she's a "filer". I put paperwork stuff in piles and if she leaves it alone I can find what I need when I need it.

She files everything. Why we needed to keep the electric bill from March of 1987 I don't know but it was only recently we threw it out. Problem is, there are so many files that often I can't figure out which drawer contains what I need and there are so many in each drawer they hide each other.
My brother is in his 80s and legally blind (blurry, tunnel vision). His wife has mild cognitive impairment. He puts things where he can find them, she cleans up and puts them away. He can't find them and she can't remember where she put them (or even if she did). He gets mad and yells at her which he quickly regrets. She soon forgets he yelled and all returns to peace. I used to view him as my canary in the health coal mine but he is getting a little ditzy so I have switched and my designated canaries are now my even older sisters who are still sharp as tacks.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:53 AM   #22
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And then I started building tool boxes for chisels, etc.
Nice, did you use the chisels to cut the dovetails by hand?
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I reorganized my pants pockets ... seriously, I'm not kidding.
Guys don't usually have those mammoth bottomless purses.

Front right pocket: tissues (for allergies), reading glasses in carry tube, keys
Right little slip pocket: chapstick
Front left pocket: new tri-fold wallet with valuables, cell phone, pen

Back left pocket: comb, thin wallet with items that I can easily replace
Back right pocket: not used at present

The tri-fold wallet helps a lot and it is thin without any contents.

When on vacation, I have REI cargo pants for some possible extra items.
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For electronic organizing, I'm always trying to find a better way. Currently:

Outlook calendar: great for tasks and repeating todo's. I use the email for secure communications with financial institutions. That means it will not be used for mobile devices.

To see this calendar on my android tablet I copy the calendar to Dropbox

Spreadsheet: this is for some repeating tasks that will repeat over the years. Like "Clean windows" twice yearly -- now it would be nice if I really did these things.

Starting to experiment with Evernote for on the go (mobile) ideas and lists.

Anybody have better suggestions?
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Front right pocket: tissues (for allergies),
Am I the last guy to carry a handkerchief?
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Am I the last guy to carry a handkerchief?
NO!... more important than my license.
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Nice, did you use the chisels to cut the dovetails by hand?
Thanks but No - I used a router a dovetail jig
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