If your anything like me, you have no skill at writing in a notepad and having it be legible while you drive, not to mention that while your at it, your having trouble staying in your lane. You cannot multi-task while driving. God did not give you that skill as he did others. You try to make notes about your brilliant ideas, add to your shopping list, jot down those important phone calls to make, and on and on.....and when your done driving and go back to your list, you can't decipher half of what you wrote down, and you don't remember what it was, and your not sure what happened to that car that was behind you earlier. (Ok I hope you know I'm exaggerating! I've never run anyone off the road....that I know of anyway.)
Trucking has served many purposes in my life, done me many favors, and one of them was to introduce me to a magic tool and teach me a little trick.
The magic tool is......the dry erase marker!
We actually have the dry erase marker with us to write down the odometer readings at the state lines because we have to report our mileage in each state for highway taxes. So every time we cross a state line, we jot down the last 4 numbers of the odometer reading on the window and then put them in notebook where we track it after we're done driving.
But I started using it to make my personal notes too. I found I could write down reminders and drive much more safely if I was writing on the window, PLUS....I can read it and know what I was thinking about....most of the time. I'm right handed so I just reach across to the window and use my own little form of short hand, and steer with my left hand. Most of the time no one knows what I was writing down, but it's enough for me to remember the full import of the thought and get it in a notebook for later use.