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Old 04-02-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I use the panic button on the car key all the time. The car is then found immediately. Didn't know I had this button until one day in a casino parking lot, when the security had to drive me around on a golf cart to find my car.

But the other day I was in the surgeon's office and we were discussing anesthesia. I started the story of when I had the "needle in my back" and the doctor and her assistant got shook up. Wait. Why did you have needles in your back? Was it for pain? Was it allergy shots? Acupuncture? They named a couple of things and then I said, no, it was for anesthesia !!! Oh yes, the word was "epidural". I was greatly embarrassed by my memory fade-out.
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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I feel a lot better after reading all these posts knowing I am not the only one that has these "moments". As I get older I find myself making a lot of lists to remind myself what needs to be done, things I have to buy etc. I just have to remember where I put the lists!


Finding your parked car ......


I have been told that I could press the alarm button for my car to help find it but I believe that will only work if you are within a certain distance of the car.


I have been doing something for several years and it has never failed me. As soon as I get out of my car I look directly towards the building I have parked in front of. Every store/building has some type of thing that stands out. Buildings have signs, doors, light fixtures, windows, sometimes merchandise in the front, etc. and I focus on one thing.


For example, as I am walking down the aisle towards the store I will pick out one certain thing I see directly in front of me. If I go to a hardware store as I am walking toward the building I see I am parked in the aisle where the lawn mowers are displayed outside. Other times as I am walking towards the building I might see a particular sign that I will remember to look for when I leave. Sometimes there are doors other than a front entrance that I have parked in front of. I might remember seeing a gray door that is for deliveries and I parked in that aisle. Even if you aren't parked directly in front of a building there always something directly in front of you that you can use. Maybe a light fixture, an exit sign, some sort of tree, bush or flowers.


Now you just have to remember what that one thing was when you leave the store.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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I use my I phone camera-take a photo of the parking space-number or landmark- and photo of the part of the building/mall/parking garage/etc I enter. If it is a store I can usually remember which door or department I need to exit.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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They have a few apps for finding where you parked your car.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Wandering around the parking lot searching for my car for ten minutes... While walking past my truck three times.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Been there.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I use my I phone camera-take a photo of the parking space-number or landmark- and photo of the part of the building/mall/parking garage/etc I enter. If it is a store I can usually remember which door or department I need to exit.
Excellent idea if there is a noticeable landmark nearby! I always forget I can take a pic with my phone!
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Finding your parked car ......

I have been told that I could press the alarm button for my car to help find it but I believe that will only work if you are within a certain distance of the car.
That's probably true.

It also won't work if you don't have an alarm on your car. I bought a base model PT Cruiser. The dealer put an aftermarket alarm/keyless entry system on it but it never worked right. We had to disable it because I was getting marooned when my car wouldn't start.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Several weeks ago I invited family members to dinner. Besides DH and me, there would be 3 more adults and 2 children to cook for. I had found a recipe to try, and I was pleased about my dinner plan. I bought the chicken leg + thigh pieces and some extra drumsticks for the kids. The packs of legs + thighs came two to a pack. I only bought 2 packs. Do you see the problem? I didn't until I was putting the chicken pieces on the baking sheet to roast them.

Luckily I did have the extra drumsticks, so that is what I quietly ate. No one noticed that I had not counted chicken pieces properly. This is not the first time I have counted wrong with dinner guests. I've been known to put the wrong number of plates on the table.

I don't know if this was a senior moment, or if I was just being me. But I sure felt dumb that evening.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Spelling!!!! I have always been a very good speller. But, nearly every time I post on CD or write an email, when I proof it (which I'm trying to do every time), I find really stupid spelling mistakes. There's a misfire in my brain.

I'm a fast typist, and I can type as I'm picturing the words in my head. In my mind, I'm thinking the word "they're," but at the same instant, my fingers type "there," for instance.

It's driving me crazy. I've always prided myself on spelling correctly, and hate to make a mistake when I know the right word or spelling.

Fortunately, if I'm paying attention, whatever software I'm typing on, including here on CD, it will underline or otherwise mark words that are spelled incorrectly. But, it won't mark words that are correctly spelled - but just the wrong word, like "they're" or "there."

I just think it's so weird that my fingers and my mind aren't in synch. I can just picture misfiring neurons up in my brain.
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