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Calico 03-05-2021 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by Sunset (Post 2570728)
Same here, we use our Wireless paper calendar hanging in the kitchen, it's always on so we can see it. :coolsmiley:

You made me laugh out loud! ;D

I'm glad I'm not the only person left who uses a paper calendar (and only a paper calendar).

gayl 03-11-2021 06:11 AM

I have a paper calendar but forgot to change it from December .....

Also use the phone app bc it 'reminds' me. Hard to keep track of which day it is and when appointments are. Not lazy but weekday VS weekend becomes irrelevant

Golden sunsets 03-11-2021 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by OldShooter (Post 2570536)
I have the same problem. I have so few scheduled events that I don't do the checking of calendar that I did in Olden Times.

DW and I use Google calendar and share our calendars with each other. Events in the display are color-coded by owner. The calendar automatically synchronizes on our tablets, phones, and home office computers. We can also set default and special notifications.

+1. This is me. Also part of my morning ritual each morning, after reading several newspapers on my tablet, is to head upstairs to my computer where among other things I check our google calendar. This morning DH has a scheduled teledoc appt, so the morning will be a bit different, but normally I have at least one email to respond to, bill or invoice to review or investment or banking item to execute.

Gumby 03-11-2021 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by Calico (Post 2572188)
You made me laugh out loud! ;D

I'm glad I'm not the only person left who uses a paper calendar (and only a paper calendar).

Me too. I never used the Outlook computer calendar when I was working, just the wire bound desktop "At-a-Glance" datebook. Since I retired, I have purchased the exact same datebook and keep it on top of my computer desk.

Kwirk 03-11-2021 10:24 AM

Apple calendar with family share as default for one-time events. Reminder app with family share for recurring events (trash, recycling, filters, linen changes, etc). My wife stays on top of these things more than I. (We also use the apps and Siri for shopping lists, to-do lists, wine lists, favorite restaurants,...)

Our white board calendar and bulletin board just gather dust now.

W2R 03-11-2021 11:45 AM

The first spreadsheet in my Excel investing and spending workbook, is called "calendar". Each line is the next day.

I don't have many entries, since I am retired and since we have a pandemic going on.

Whisper66 03-11-2021 02:05 PM

Great post, I'm having similar issues .... gotten worse since COVID took away some of the weekly events that defined the days for us.

Wife and I have syncronized calendars on our Apple devices. So we can see each others appointments and sometimes remind each other about them. My calendar events by default have alerts 1 day before and 2 hrs before. The alerts is set to pop up visibly on my phone screen with an audible beep. I set them up so they have to be acknowledged before they disappear. On the really important events, I will also set a phone alarm the night before that goes off early enough that I will look at my phone and see what I've forgotten. Seems like overkill but I'm enjoying retirement and calendar events mean less and less each year that goes by. : )

Gotadimple 03-12-2021 12:05 PM

Google calendar and a small white board in the den where the computer is. I update the white board weekly. If it's not on the white board I don't go!

ncbill 03-12-2021 02:46 PM

Paper calendar hanging on the side of the fridge for family stuff.

Google calendar for my individual stuff like dentist appointments.

tmm99 03-12-2021 02:53 PM

I used my phone calendar app and put several sounding alerts for important events including an alert a day before, 6 hours before, 1 hour before, etc.

luckydude 03-13-2021 12:17 AM

I use Excel. Most of the stuff is the same and carries over from year to year---property tax payment date, tax filing date, etc. At the beginning of the year, I print it out and tape it to the bottom my of PC screen. I leave enough space (by month) to scribble in things as they come up: vacations, doc appointments, home projects, kids-related stuff, etc. At the end of the year I rinse and repeat. Generally speaking, the less number of entries on the calendar (other than vacations), the happier I am ;D

Lucky Dude

iloveyoga 03-13-2021 09:23 AM

I used the Apple home calendar and also the family calendar for DH's appointments. We both have the iWatch, so that keeps us up to date. When I first retired, it did take some getting used to.

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