For me so far, it was a spray can of adhesive to attach some Model T ads to the garage door. We bought a new can several days ago but spent an hour or more trying to find it so we drove out and bought another. Usually it's my glasses, favorite hammer or some other tool that eludes me.
I guess we old geezers are lucky to live to the age where we have more than we can keep track of.
My wife lost her credit card holder and drivers license a year or so ago. She back tracked and hunted all over for days, then replaced them all. Weeks later they showed up in the pan drawer. The Grand kids love to remind her of that.
Something, I just don't know it yet.......
There is a little creature called a "Noid" he is very elusive and never seen. He likes to hang out in garages, around the house, your car, and other places that old people live. He likes to move things, He never really wants to steal them, but loves to move them around to his "special places" The older a person gets the more of these little creatures move closer to you, They must be real because the older I get the more "annoyed" I get ...
Want to have two of something? Just lose one and then go out and replace it. The original will always show up within 24 hours, and always in plain sight.
I haven't lost anything! What was the question again? :-)
I have often said that if I could have all the time back that I have spent looking for something I just had in my hand five minutes ago, I would be ten years younger!
Oh I seldom "misplace" anything; I just don't seem to do things very "systematically"! You know those fairly inexpensive caulking guns they sell for use with tubes of caulking, sealant, adhesives, etc, etc. For some reason, I probably now have a total of eight or nine of them,...."SOMEWHERE"!
To day I misplaced all the dirt, dust, and droppings on the shop floor. I misplaced in the trash and I hope I can't find It, I won't need it again.
model A radiator and daughters car.
Almost everything every day and I have lots of doubles. And YES, most of them are in plain view.
Rick G....you took the words right out of my keyboard!!! ....but...I've been looking for one of my 25' tape measures for over a week now, still haven't found it..(or I wouldn't be posting this!)...I'm about to give up and go to Big Lots and get another one..it was pretty nice for a cheapie too.
Mispla ing things here is a ommon experien e!
I once spent ages looking for my favorite screwdriver, which I had just been using minutes before, in a toolbox and everywhere else. After sitting down to think this thru I suddenly realize that the damned thing is in my hand and I've been using it to dig thru the various tools ! Duh!
I never lose anything because everything is someplace!
I thought I had misplaced the pass word to post this, but I found it.
Whatever you misplace, you will find it at the last place you look. So, to save time start looking there first.
I always find something at a swap meet that I can't do with out. Bring it home only to set it next to the same thing I bought before some where. The real problem is I may already had at least two of them.
The ability to start my leaf blower, weed whacker - edger, lawn mower, and pressure washer. Either I am not strong enough or uncle sugar has changed the gasoline. The cars and the truck start because they have self starters and spin fast.
Is it today already?
I hope I don't forget to move my clock ahead tonight....
Back! Back! Back!
Frank - you have mail.....
Willie, speaking of passwords, now that we all have them, wouldn't Allen Ludden be pleased?
Anytime I can't find something, all I have to do is look see what the cat is playing with.
I have been looking for my torpedo level for 2 days! The nice thing about this is while looking for it I found the 3/8 ratchet that has been missing for about 2 months.
Harold S . . . . . . no mail . . . .what gives ?
This thread makes me feel REALLY good!
I thought I was the only one.....
11/3 misplaced my timer setting gauge, new day brush, brush / roller pin and cup washer! Can of Penetrating oil, but the day got better I found it all right where I left it....
Went half crazy looking all over for my saber saw. Found it at my son's shop, in his toolbag...
Couldn't find the magnetic pickup tool yesterday. Last I remember using it was in the tranny area just before Gene CARrothers put the hogshead back on with a two hour super job of sealing... Finally found it under a rag on the runningboard.
Now did I remember to go around the flywheel and tighten ALL the starter ring gear bolts? How long will it take to find out if I didn't?
Frank - Thought I sent you a "PM", but apparently not! Not sure what I did wrong, but that's not surprising as I'm just "barely" computer literate. Maybe if you send me something I can "reply" to, I can try it again. At your convenience Frank, and it's really not important, just a couple things I wanted to tell you about, so no big deal,.....harold
Things have a habit of "Hiding in Plain Sight"
I have a couple of projects going on right now and are using things in various parts of the shop and office. My 85 year old mind has difficulty remembering what I'm looking for, so I take a small LED flash light that has a strong focused beam that lights up a small area where I'm looking.
The best way to lose something is to put it away
Ralph, I find it won't see under rags or in closed tool drawers.