Friday, July 13, 2012

Something Lost, Something Found

This happens to me all the time: I lose something and go on a tear looking for it, and wind up finding something totally unexpected..... that I lost.....and couldn't find. It's a vicious circle.
Today, as I was writing on the table by the garden door, I looked down and the cover on the power outlet was missing. I knew without a doubt, I'd never be able to complete the story until I found it.
My mind ticked backwards at the pace of refrigerated mollasses until I remembered removing the cover. Apparently there was an issue with the AC power adaptor for the alarm system, but things began to get fuzzy and I don't know why the cover had to be removed.
We've since replace the alarm system and no longer need the power adaptor, but I knew the instant I realized the cover was missing that it would bug me to no end until I found and reattached it.
I looked for 45 minutes but not a sign or the cover. I did find the 100 foot measuring tape I'd lost about three months ago, I also found whetstone (for sharpening my pocket knife) and the fountain pen I'd written off over a year ago.
I didn't find the cover I was looking for, but I found an old ivory one. It will have to do until I can get to Home Depot and buy a new brass one.
It was serendipitous, that I found the other things I'd lost.

I'm almost certain I had a book of poetry that had a poem about Something Lost, Something Found, but I can't seem to put my hands on it at the moment................

P.S. I noticed when I posted tonight, this is my 2600th post. 
Time flies.


  1. There's so much truth to this chain of finding what you once lost while looking for the current missing object. It happens to me all the time. Thanks for the smiles and thanks for your visit to my blog. And congrats on such prolific blogging.

  2. Congratulations on your huge number of postings! I enjoy reading each one - they're a little peek into a world I've never visited, but would like to. As for lost things: I find the lost item as soon as I forget about it.

  3. It's so funny how that works. The Hubby is all the time loses or "misplacing" his stuff and I usually find it immediately. I tell him that is why he pays me the big bucks. He always calls me in to find his stuff because I can usually put my hands right on the missing "thing".

  4. hee hee! love your take on lost & found :)

  5. is it something in place of something you have lost ?

  6. Congrats all the posts! I enjoy your blog and Jilda's too..I think you both have a wonderful outlook on life and a good sense of humor too!

  7. That always bugs me when I do that but I let it ride until it comes back to me and it usually does lol


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