Go figure - I had pulled out my November folder, put it in my inbox, and then didn't look at my inbox for about a week (yes, big mistake) - I've been shuffling papers and spinning my wheels. Well, I reached for my November folder yesterday to retrieve my property tax bill, and the folder is nowhere to be found.
I'm obviously not doing this very well. Time to get serious. I'm finding that my "old" system was working fairly well (simple lists and recurring tasks in outlook), and that I'm wasting TONS of time trying to implement GTD in my life. I've decided that I don't need as many contexts. @Work, @Home, @Errands and @Calls work just fine. I spend all day in front of the computer at work so @Computer and @Online are irrelevant. I do have a @Recurring category in outlook to keep track of those items that are recreated monthly, weekly, etc.
My biggest stumbling block is projects. The GTD add-in doesn't work because I like to have my project outline in front of me, and I don't want all the N/A's to show up on my N/A list all at once. In that case I either need to list them all in the notes section of the project and add them one at a time to my N/A as needed, or I create them as I go along. Seems counterproductive, seeing that I still need to keep it in my head. I thought of having a master project list on paper and designating a sheet of paper for each project, which I may have to try.