Like most others who read this newsgroup I try to do my own repairs on
major and minor appliances, and equipment such as the dishwasher,
dryer, clothes washer, sump pump, cars, etc. The good new is that
usually the repairs are fairly far apart, but the bad news is that I
find myself having to relearn how to get at the guts and further
remember the specifics of the repairs each time.
Several years ago I got fed up with the waste of time staring at the
item trying to remember disassembly details. So I began to write up my
repairs into individual help files. Basically, now I do the repair,
sit down afterward, and write the job up. In a few cases, I have gone
as far as using a digital camera for a particularly complicated
Sure some items just end up being tossed and the work of documenting
then may be useless, but I find that the documenting really does shave
time off a task.
Lately I have been considering using MS OneNote as a free form
database to hold the info instead of individual files. That got me
wondering. What do othes do, if anything?
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