Simple To Do List

I use electronic to-do lists like Google Keep, but I also use simple paper ones, and these tend to work out better for day-to-day lists.

I have pads all over the place, and also use scraps from the mail, trash, and pulled out of my notebooks.

At the end of day, or start of day, I combine them. I stick them together with tape and glue.

By putting things on paper, I don’t need to hold onto them in my mind.

They’re easier to rearrange and reschedule.

Tool Lists

Make lists of tools needed to complete a task. This way, you don’t waste time pausing work, or end up buying extra tools.

Paperwork Lists

If I’m going to need some paperwork, or an ID, or a specific card, I sometimes need to write that down as well, just so I don’t forget.

Shopping Lists

These end up on scraps of paper, as well, but eventually end up in a master list that goes on the phone. I check these when I go shopping.

Calendar

I use Google Calendar, because it has alarms.

Time critical work gets on the calendar.

I generally try not to do more than three real work tasks per day.

Getting Rid of CRT TVs

Getting rid of these TVs is pretty hard, but it can be done.

The typical way is to put it on the curb, but that’s not likely to work anymore. I see TVs trashed and damaged, and guess who gets to clean up the broken glass?

The trick is to know the markets. There are very, very few:

  • Video gamers who want a small tv to play old games.
  • Photo and film productions that need an old TV to indicate “1990s”.
  • CRT TV enthusiasts, may want a large one.
  • People who want a free TV and will take anything.

The main advantage of giving it away or selling it, rather than placing it out, is that someone else will come by to help move the TV.

Here’s a TV that ended up being used for a photo shoot. I hope they resold it. It’s a nice TV.

Curb Alerts: Forbidden Food

I have diabetes, and can’t eat beans anymore. Well, maybe in the future, but not now or any time soon. So, I put them out to be taken.

That above was put out on a Sunday morning, early, like 4am. I figured that someone might want to pick it up early in the morning.

That’s three bags of beans, and a small bag of bean snacks. There’s also some small electronics.

The previous night, I put this out, and it was taken, except for the wood and some rollers.

Not pictured are two big cans of baked beans. So it’s a lot of beans. There’s also some butter cookies, and a ramen, which I can’t eat. The rest of the stuff is electronics and screws and similar things.

I found these beans on the street. They were all clean, and in a box. Looking back, I suspect that the person who gave them away got diagnosed with diabetes, and gave away their carbs, just like I’m doing now.

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