Scheduling from lists to calendar
As recommended by GTD, I use a very simple list (Google Tasks) with the various subcategories (At Computer, At Home, Calls, Waiting for, Inbox, Projects, etc etc etc).
So, here's my question:
Is there any good way of dealing with the following...
So I have a task to delegate, namely, our staff have to remove one row of chairs from our sanctuary. They have to do this by the day after tomorrow. Ok, so, I've delegated to them, they're aware of it, and, now I move it to my "WAITING FOR" list. Problem is: my waiting for list is getting EXTREMELY large, since there are MANY things that I need to wait for. And, more importantly, many of them are on different dates.
Some additional examples:
Waiting for Graeme to confirm liturgy
Waiting for specsavers to complete my new glasses
Waiting for Julie to confirm that she'll sing on Sunday
Has Amber called Ross about coffee after evening service
Waiting for proof of payment from finance dept to follow up video converter for projector that is faulty
Has Chris made a decision about joining the worship team
Ok, so, there's a list of about 6 or 8, and that's just from one day. Every day it grows. If I have a list of 40 - 50 such items (since I work with a congregation where one deals with many, many different members, and is often waiting for replies from them (that's beside staff and delegation)) and many of them are for specific dates/time. Now, since I'm doing this in digital format and not on paper (Google Tasks), I'm looking for a good way to "line them up" so to speak, so that I don't miss something.
Unfortunately, Google Tasks does not have a "TODAY" view, only a by date, and a non-dated view. Thus, all the things that I am constantly following through on, are simply unscheduled, or the ones that aren't specifically dated, BUT, those that are dated fall under their date in the "WAITING FOR" list.
I would have liked to see the non-scheduled items at the top, below them the items that were dated for today, and below them the rest of the future dates.
It is not displayed as such. It simply displays items by date, and at the bottom the non-dated.
I'm so afraid of lining things up, and then "missing" them, because I misread the date, and don't realize something is "FOR TODAY" under a specific date. I am VERY scatterbrained, and NEED to stick to lists, but a mistake such as that is something that I easily make.
Without having to buy other software, does anyone have a good alternative for this? I initially thought of the tickler system with the 43 folders, but that means and additional 43 lists in my task-lists, and that does not make sense, does it?