It's not often that a product that comes up in the autism-mom part of my life pops up in the professional part of my life. And it's even rarer for it to happen in the same week. But that's what happened not long ago with the Brother P-Touch personal labeler.
First the labelers appeared throughout Ralph Savarese's book Reasonable People as Ralph and Emily labeled everything in their home to give their son DJ a print-rich environment, and DJ used the labeler as a communication device. In fact, I think DJ was typing on one of these labelers the night of his reading in New York.
Then not but a few days later, I was reading David Allen on professional and personal productivity, and he was also singing the praises of the P-touch labelers as the sort of tool that just makes filing that much easier. (And if you dislike filing as much as I do, you'll know why I'm always looking for ways to make it easier.)
So I got one of these gadgets, and then proceeded to get too busy to even take it out of its plastic packaging. Until this week. I'm home, I'm on the mend from the gallbladder extraction,* and what better time to take out a toy and play with it?
And what a toy it is. We love it. Sweet M wanted to make the very first label, and I've taped it under my computer, where I can see it whenever I work . . . . mom is cool mom is cool.
It works for me. I've already gotten my $24.99 investment back and I haven't even labeled a single file folder yet . . .
* Thanks to everyone for their good wishes and to AB for the lovely get-well bouquet, here labeled "vase."
And, as ever, Autism's Edges does not receive any revenue or enticements for product endorsements, but when we love something, we'll definitely spread the word.