Just curious? Do you keep a log or list of how you did a certain repair?

Hi, 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 repair.
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? Gary Dyrkacz snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net Radio Control Aircraft/Paintball Physics/Paintball for 40+ http://home.comcast.net/~dyrgcmn /
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It's a smart thing to do. I use the digital camera trick whenever i need to take apart something so I know how to put it back - did my car brakes like this.
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I just use text or doc files sorted by property. The windows search function is almost as good as most text database searches. No experience with OneNote.
For pictures I try a more descriptive name.
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