When I moved to Orlando, I didn’t have internet for about a week or two. As a result, I ended up making lots of ‘to do’ lists on a pad of paper I found in the van. (Normally, I would just send myself an email reminder since I’m kind of obsessive about keeping my ‘unread’ count at/near zero.)
I’d go to a local coffee shop to use their internet when I needed to look something up. And since I don’t have a smart phone, I made lots of little maps to help me get places on my bike. I did a similar thing every time I drove somewhere out of the neighborhood, writing down every step of the Google driving. directions.
Here’s what two months of shopping lists, notes, and scribblings. Pictured: driving directions from DC to Cincinnati written on the back of two unused boarding passes, the address and phone number of the mechanic in Pensacola who put a new ignition coil in Doris the van, biking directions from my apartment to Full Sail, and lots of step-by-step driving directions.