Funny What You Discover While Waiting...

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Funny What You Discover While Waiting...

 

This morning I had a marathon conversation fix-it hour and a half session with Carbonite. That’s a story for another day but I do recommend them.

 

The technician had to take control of my laptop so there I sat. Since I amfilofax not one to just sit, I reached in a drawer and found my old daytimer/Filofax. 

 

Remember those??

 

They were what the Smart Phone is to us now. Our whole world was in that small notebook. Paper, dividers, and a pen. 

 

It had all of our contacts including their birthdays and other pertinent information about them. It also held our calendar...month to month, daily, or week-at-a-glance. 

 

Lose this and you were dead in the water. The only way to back it up was to sit at a copier and make of copy of each page.  Now we have external hard drives and cloud backup. 

 

I took a look at my list of contacts and came across names I didn’t know or remember and some no longer with us. 

 

One section was a list of books I wanted to read. Now all I have to do is put them on my wish list on Amazon. 

 

There was another section that held small maps of various cities as well as a road map of the United States. Now I have Google Maps. 

 

While I dearly love my iPhone and Google Docs, I kind of miss holding my trusty notebook. 

 

What about you? Did you have a Filofax or something similar?  Do you still have it??





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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Oh yes I had a day timer and it was a big fat book I carried everywhere. I loved that calender/organizer.  But I love even more what I'm using now which is totally different  - Bullet Journal.  It's a free flowing calender/organizer/ index/dreams book that I create how it works for me. Love this one the best Kathy!

Sep 10, 2019 02:22 PM #14
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Wayne Martin I believe in multiple backups having lost my calendar and data before. 

Sheila Anderson Ah yes, I used to have two Rolodexes for work. Loved them. 

Beth Atalay same here. And I have stashes of yellow post-it notes everywhere. 

Sep 10, 2019 02:36 PM #15
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Michael Jacobs I do remember that!  It was quite the scene...people walking around in their suits with their planners in their hands. 

Donald Urschalitz I like not carrying them and I like that I don't have to go into panic mode if I lose it. 

 

Sep 10, 2019 03:30 PM #16
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® old habits die hard, don't they. I print out my online calendar as a backup. 

Brian England so am I!  I am totally a techie.

Welcome to the new Millennium, Grant Schneider LOL

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel even though I use an online calendar, I've found that once I write something down, I usually remember it. 

Carol Williams It was kind of fun looking at some of the things I had in it. I still have it in my desk drawer. 

Sep 10, 2019 03:35 PM #18
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Hi Christine O'Shea Thank goodness for cloud backups. And yet, I still back up files I have in the cloud to my hard drive. 

Roy Kelley we've seen an lot of changes, haven't we. From a rotary phone to what we have now. 

Sep 10, 2019 03:39 PM #19
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George Souto the primary thing that has changed is the loss of true people contact, don't you think?

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 love that you can tailor it for your own needs. 

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Kathy Streib I agree if I write a list down, and forget to take the list with me to the market, I remember it because I have written it.  A

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Hi Kathy Streib,

Brings back memories.  I used a Daytimer and then went to Franklin planner. I also tried different sizes.  Now I do a monthly, weekly and daily planner on my Mac and then print the daily out and put it on my clipboard which I take everywhere

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I came across some of my ancient "Daytimers" from the 1980s awhile back.  They had been stored in the rafters of my garage.  Sometimes, I even miss them.

Sep 10, 2019 04:41 PM #23
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Hi Kathy,  Thanks for reminding us that we did have a life before our e-planners.  I still have my old Daytimers too.  

Sep 10, 2019 06:45 PM #24
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I love technology but I have gone back to daily journal in a moleskin and it feels good to set intentions and thoughts in the mornings.

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Kathy, Love, love, love my computer calendar...don't want to go back to the notebook calendar.

Sep 10, 2019 07:59 PM #26
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I’ve always heard about the power of Not overthinking things to help the brain figure stuff out and the scenarios happen In those unexpected moments of getting out of our heads and letting the unexpected happen naturally.

Sep 10, 2019 08:07 PM #27
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Technology can be very efficient if we just have minimal distractions sometimes, you know what I mean? Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®

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Thank you for sharing your look back at my day planner Kathy Streib 

Sep 10, 2019 09:01 PM #29
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Ahhhh...the good old days...I still take a notebook with me everywhere...and a tiny one in my purse. Yes I know there are "notes" in the phone...but...

Sep 11, 2019 12:40 AM #30
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My have times changed. Talk to the younger generation and they can't believe how "old fashion" and out of touch we were back in the day...But you, it worked!

Sep 11, 2019 12:58 AM #31
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Morning Kathy.

I have a wall calendar if that counts.  I still write upcoming appointments etc, on it

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Kathy, I so remember the days of our planners, and sort of still miss them.   My phone does wonders now though.

Sep 11, 2019 08:08 AM #33
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