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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

LOST IN SPACE

LOST IN SPACE
How do you lose something that never left the house?  It happened last week and it is driving me crazy.

Three weeks ago I bought a golf GPS toy.  This toy tells you the distance from your ball to the front of the green and the middle of the green and works at virtually any golf course in the country.  It also allows you to measure the distance of any shot you hit.  It is a great golf toy.  It cost me $105, and was worth every cent.
Now I have played golf for 50+ years without this technology and never had any issues.  Suddenly, I need this toy to play golf.  I played three rounds with my golf GPS and was loving it.  The last time I used it, the battery ran down.
I specifically remember bringing it into the house, charging it to full and bringing it downstairs and putting it in my golf hat with my car keys and wallet where I always put important stuff.  Two days later, after Mrs. Cranky cleaned up the room, I went to get my keys, wallet and golf toy as I was playing that day with my old, old friends.
The golf toy was nowhere to be found.  I tore the room apart.  I searched everywhere, even places where I know I never would have put it…nothing.  I may have blown my top a bit. 
At first I blamed Mrs. C as she cleaned up the room, but Mrs. C NEVER throws anything away.  It simply disappeared.  I know for sure it was in the house.  I know for sure it never left the house.  It is nowhere to be found.
I found an old harmonica that I forgot ever had.  I found ski gloves that I thought were left in the snow.  I found sunglasses I never knew I had.  I found $15.65 I didn’t know I lost.  I found bank statements, candy that was three years old, missing nail clippers and a napkin autographed by Soupy Sales, but no GPS golf toy.
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?  DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ANYONE ELSE?
After 50+ years of playing golf without a similar toy, suddenly I cannot play without it.
I went to Dick’s and bought a new one yesterday.  Instead of black I bought it in ugly green…easier to find when lost.  I expect I will find the lost one any day now.
On the plus side, Dick’s sold the same toy that cost $105 at Golfsmith’s, for $80. 

20 comments:

  1. Not sure where your's might be, but a cover to a corning wear dish that I "swore" son/family had and they could not find suddenly appeared at their house today 6 weeks after the time it was missing. Give it 6 weeks and I bet your golf GPS will surface too. Meanwhile, good you bought another one.

    betty

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    1. Yeah, it's bound to turn up sooner or later. But it's a right pain when you can't find it. Gerry, I must be getting cranky too.

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  2. Faeries. They might bring it back ...

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  3. You'll find it years from now.

    It happens to me all of the time. The place I find it usually makes sense, in retrospect.

    Anyway, who can't use two of those golf GPS things, anyway?

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  4. We lose stuff all the time. Then after we purchase the new whatever it is we find the old one. Sometimes we end up with several things that are the same. Hubby and I swear it's because we're old and forgetful. I think the house is playing tricks on us.

    Have a fabulous day Joe. ☺

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  5. It happened to me only yesterday! Nothing valuable or interesting. I had a clear plastic container that once held sauce for breadsticks. The lid fits tight, so I couldn't see discarding such reusable hillbilly Tupperware.

    I carried that container to the kitchen table, laid down the lid while filling the bottom part, and couldn't find the lid! I knew it was somewhere on the kitchen table, but I couldn't find it. Ten minutes and five separate searches later, I saw it on top of the green metal lid of a sun tea jar.

    I suggest you go to your kitchen table and look for you fancy GPS thingy on the lid of a sun tea jar.

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  6. It happens to me all the time, I'm sure it isn't our age.(smile) Just ask the good lord for help and you will find it (maybe).

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  7. Constantly. Usually the damn thing is in plain sight when I finally 'find' it, but sometimes not. Once I lost the car keys, had to use the spare for a few days, then found them in the freezer, next to the chicken I'd put in after going to the store.

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  8. Let's see--105 plus 80 less 15 found equals 170. Ten rounds of golf will amortize it to 17 per round, but 100; well, that's $1.70. Unless you need to replace it again.

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  9. I just hate it when you KNOW the lost item is still in the house somewhere. Usually buying another is a guarantee that you will now find the lost one. Oh well, never hurts to have a spare.

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  10. I think there's a black hole in the universe where things disappear into. Happens to me all the time.

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    1. Erma Bombeck said lost socks go to heaven & live with Jesus. Maybe that's where your golf thingy went!!

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  11. You don't happen to have an overnight visitor do you, named Serling? Rod Serling?

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  12. Yes, it happens to me once in a while, but it happens to Sweetie all of the time, and always has. Bigger Girl has no sense of direction and could get lost in a shoebox, he has no sense of where he puts things when he plonks them down and could lose anything not attached to him in that same shoebox.

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  13. Sounds like one of your sox took it for a ride. Have you looked in tupperware cabinet :)

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  14. Try praying to Saint Anthony. You'll find it!

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  15. Were the keys and wallet still in your hat?

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