I was weaned on freaking lists! My dad is 83 and every time I visit he has his pad out with a list of things he wants me to do! We had an electrical business together, and pre-made lists for all kinds of jobs, so no one would forget anything. I have a little yellow notebook in my hip pocket as I write this. It is made by Write In The Rain and is waterproof. I make lists continuously at work, and as I work on the boat, and check it off continuously. I don't throw them away, they fill up in about 6 months time and have a drawer full going back about 20 years. Names, numbers you name it, it is all there, in chronological order.
Gary H. Lucas