Update on my Address Book
Well, after thinking I'd found the perfect software, it crashed with my new Vista program and I lost 750+ names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, anniversaries and business hours...all of which took me weeks to recover from and redo. Just thinking about typing that many numbers AGAIN was enough to make go blind with frustration.
I'm happy to announce that forced me to ditch the software and make up my own list in Microsoft Word, which is the one reliable program that has never messed with me. I listed friends and family in one color, birthdays and anniversaries in another, business hours another, and so on. I got stick-on file tabs, and after 3 hole punching 54 pages of two columns of information on each page, I have a working file that is better than I imagined. I didn't want to go there (as in making my own file starting from scratch), but I finally did and Now It's DONE. I also went to Google as my calendar, which syncs with Outlook which is nice. It took me weeks, but I finally have a color-coded finished Address Book and it is A Thing of Beauty.
All I have to do now is print an extra copy for each vehicle, as this is something we've used more than you can imagine, especially now that I've included business hours with every business listing. I also keep stamps in a three ring folder with the Address Book, so if I want to send a card, I can fill it out and drop it in a mailbox on the way home.
A friend of ours was surprised when I mentioned they had an anniversary coming up. Of course! It's listed now in three different places, so it's easy to keep track.
I just thought I'd share my success, as it was very hard won! I only hope never to do That again...and you can bet it's completely backed up!