Prior to my injury I used to do a lot of "extreme" DIY, big building projects, renovations and making some ornate cabinets. One of the things that "broke" with my injury was my ability to measure things along with the other cognitive skills of adding and planning. Whilst I could use a tape or ruler to measure, I would often forget the measurements, miss read them or as with our muddled brains measure something as "x" and transfer it to the material as a "y" , sometimes "z", even an "A".
I tried using an old fashioned "rod" which is really a stick which you place at one end of what you want to measure and put a mark on the other end. Ok, in principle but walking into Ikea, B&Q or builders merchant with a big stick is just asking for trouble especially these days
I came across at special tape measure called a TalMeter. I have had it a month and haven't made a mistake yet. It is such a simple design - like most good things.
If anybody is interested or has the same problem measuring things have a look at this video