Hose Reminder, Revisited


Work. One from the vaults.

Awareness of the outside world. “Four billion people — almost two thirds of the world’s population —  experience severe water scarcity for at least one month each year.UNICEF: Water Scarcity.

Put an elastic bracelet around your pump handle/hose faucet/whatever. When you turn on the hose, put the bracelet on your wrist. When you turn off the hose, return bracelet to handle/faucet. If the bracelet is still on your wrist, you have forgotten to turn off the water.

[Barn Hack, Hose Reminder]

I posted this February 3, 2020. I continue to do this whenever I turn on the hose. Every. Single. Time.

It’s only a minute. I’ll remember. Nope.

I’ll put it on my belt and see it there. Nope.

I’ll put it in my pocket … Nope.

It goes on my arm until the water is off.

There are those on the farm who give the idea the side-eye/eyeroll. Go ahead. It keeps me from leaving the water running.

Reshout-out to Darlene Flanagan for the life hack.

Stay safe. Stay sane.

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