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I have a single action that cannot be done until after an event occurs. I don't know when that event will occur. Yet, the action is essential and, after the event has occurred, will be urgent. I don't want it in my face every day while I wait for an event that may not occur for a month, but neither do I want it buried in my huge list of Someday/Maybe actions. What's the best way to handle this?
 
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I have a single action that cannot be done until after an event occurs. I don't know when that event will occur. Yet, the action is essential and, after the event has occurred, will be urgent. I don't want it in my face every day while I wait for an event that may not occur for a month, but neither do I want it buried in my huge list of Someday/Maybe actions. What's the best way to handle this?
Set a flag on it, make the tasks sequential, and use the "flagged list" for essential items, is one way. Only way I can really think of, as you can't auto-set a due date (well, maybe you can with a script, but that's beyond my expertise).
 
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Set a flag on it, make the tasks sequential, and use the "flagged list" for essential items, is one way. Only way I can really think of, as you can't auto-set a due date (well, maybe you can with a script, but that's beyond my expertise).
Thanks, CatOne. Unfortunately, that particular option would require other changes to my procedure. In my setup, a flag means "You don't sleep tonight until this is done."
 
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I have a single action that cannot be done until after an event occurs. I don't know when that event will occur. Yet, the action is essential and, after the event has occurred, will be urgent. I don't want it in my face every day while I wait for an event that may not occur for a month, but neither do I want it buried in my huge list of Someday/Maybe actions. What's the best way to handle this?
Add a context called "Waiting for". Create a sequential project with two actions: the event and the followup. Assign the event to the "Waiting for" context. When it happens, mark it done; then the followup will show up in its context.
 
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Add a context called "Waiting for". Create a sequential project with two actions: the event and the followup. Assign the event to the "Waiting for" context. When it happens, mark it done; then the followup will show up in its context.
I'll experiment with this. Thanks, Pete.
 
 


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