I cannot tell you how much time Dave and I have spent looking for things that are right in front of us.
Maybe it’s getting older, maybe it’s that it’s a little bit dark in some of the places we’re working.
It happened again on Saturday, as we were putting in our new refrigerator. Dave needed the little flashlight and I couldn’t find it, despite having had it in my hand less than a minute before.
Yes, I’d put the black flashlight down on top of the black tool bag and just didn’t see it in amongst all the tools we had out.
When I finally did find it, Dave had a brilliant idea: take a piece of the bright-colored duct tape that we had left over from labelling things when we were moving and wrap it around the handle of the flashlight.
So much better! Now it was easy to spot.
Sounds funny, but it’s really going to be a time-saver. We have a number of things that we constantly “lose” that are going to get little pieces of tape!