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Erm, well…

I use a Wacom pen and tablet for my work. I work from home nowadays and often, okay I'll come clean; usually can't find it when come back from a quick pee, drink, Kitchen Whatever, or cat cuddle session.

So, I decided to train myself. Bear with me. Every night after shutting down the computer I would hide the pen so I would find it the next day. It had to be 'visible', not inside something inside something inside something.
This went well, until it did not. I spent almost half a day trying to find it. Which I thankfully did. But oh… 🙄 The affront!

I used to have this great little clip to place it in but those days are gone.

I decided on said Designated Space last week.
The next step is Thinking ✍ About ✍ That ✍ Space.

I have a tip though!
If you have smart LED lights such as Hue from Philips' Signify you can create an alarm for certain tasks, and you can set up a light that will turn on after you leave a space, or to have it automatically turned off. You can even make a light turn on if the temperature drops below a level, or if there is motion. You can have a light turn on around the time you go to bed to remind you to shut the garden door. And of course they are pretty lights that you can use to simulate a beach fire or a candle flame. Anyway: this might help, it helps me!

Oh, as I type this I remember the garden door is still open… 😹

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Replies to "Erm, well... I use a Wacom pen and tablet for my work. I work from home..."

LOVEDF your note!! I do not know what a Wacom pen is? Whatever, I love your sense of humor and your plan on "How to find stuff" I am so busy with all kinds of necessary duties, I am lucky to have this time to be on the computer. Sounds exaggerated, but trust me, not so. I am in my 80's and luckily can drive and do all kinds of things with PN always a pain.. yes PIZA is true. Nonetheless, it is good to hear of solutions to my horrible memory. I think some of it is my strong BP meds, (combined with old age.)
I live alone, but have Grandson I can call on if necessary. (One out of nine) LOL, but it is NOT really funny.
Just a thank you for the tips. Best wishes!
Fala ( my real Grandmother name)