02-15-2004, 09:36 PM
I have found @errands hard to organize in a way that is accessible for entering and retrieving what I needed to do where and what I need to bring with me, and what I could also be open to doing while there. I am the only errand runner in the family, and face the challenges of suburban sprawl,and an ever changing schedule, so this is a big step improvement for me. Using a page for each I listed the major locales/destinations as headings, such as :Church", "Civic Center", "North End", "Nursing Home". Having created 15 of these I put the pages in alphabetical order. Then I listed on a given locale's page the places there that could be of interest to me and the items I would need to take with me, info such as when open, if cash only. etc. These are also the pages for entering specific needs that emerge as I process IN. The first page before the alphabetical list of locales is headed "choice" and it is for things that can be done at a variety of places such as "buy tylenol, buy bday card for brother. Yes, it is more paper but it is lettting me process and organize at the same time. And, it is less info on the calendar as all I list there is the part of the hard landscape that is the reason for going to the locale in the first place.