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8/25/2008

I hate it when that happens

For some time now Annie has had a jones for a new car. A minivan, actually. We've spent months looking over Consumer Reports (we're subscribers), going to auto dealers on Sunday, when they're closed, so as to look at what's out there without the sales guy breathing down our neck, and watching for deals. We finally bit the bullet and bought a new Toyota Sienna. Fine. We traded in my car because of the miles on it and we decided to keep Annie's older car because it's going to be paid off in less than a year. So I get her old car.

Now I always carried two sets of keys around with me. My car and her car. And she carried both sets, as well. I got tired of carrying cars keys around that I never really used, so I put them on a shelf one day and I haven't seen them since. Only now she needs that set of keys. Because she has to have both sets. Not that she NEEDS both sets, but that's just the way she is - she has to have both sets. I know you know what I'm talking about - it's just the way she is.

So I've been looking for the keys for days. She asks about the keys Every. Day. And don't even ask about the BP gift card I misplaced. With $60 worth of gas still on it. I can't find that either. My batting average is suffering a bit, these days.
And I hate it when that happens.

37 comments:

Myst_72 said...

Oh you'll find them...both...when you're looking for something else!

G
xx

maggie's mind said...

Sounds like you best get to lookin'. ;) Good luck! Lost items annoy the living crap out of me until they are found.

jientje said...

Oh dear oh dear, you're in trouble!
You'll find them,
EVENTUALLY ....

Christy said...

They will be in the last place you look.....what a stupid phrase!

Good luck finding them....

witchypoo said...

I'd be more concerned about the gas card, in case it has an expiry date.
Maybe? It's time you got a man purse.

Patsy said...

And for that reason we have a box tucked in a cabinet under the phone that is for spare keys --- they are all there. They are not allowed out of the box except when *he* has written permission from the keeper of the box *me*. :) The phrase at our house is "Getting old is hell, isn't it." Hope the keys and gas card turn up. :)

Shadow said...

oh dear... have you asked the little gremlins that go through our houses at night and move things around just to make our lives difficult????

www.ayewonder.com said...

I don't doubt for one second that both items will turn up. In the meantime, take it like a man. ;-)

LceeL said...

myst_72: Gaw, I hope you're right. (Gaw?)

maggies mind: SWMBO goes BESERK when there's something she's looking for that she can't find.

jientje: Yes, I am. And I hope so.

Christy: Yes. The last place you WOULD look and the last place you DO look. I know EXACTLY what you mean.

witchypoo: I carry a manbag. It was during a short period of time when I was experimenting with NOT carrying my bag that all this went south on me. The bag is BACK. I will show a picture tomorrow.

Patsy: Thank you. I'm glad you have him trained. I'm also glad SWMBO doesn't know you.

shadow: No, I haven't. Actually, they don't talk to me. They know if I see them I will shoot them.

ayewonder: Thanks, Mike. I have no choice but.

moneythoughts said...

Lou get a repelling ring. They are shaped like a big letter "O" and put all your extra keys you don't use every day on the big ring, then stick the ring in your sock or underwear draw. The only catch is you have to put the smaller key rings back on the big ring after you use them. But, if you do this little trick, you will always have your set of keys. Hope you find the keys soon. I know how frustrated I get when I misplace something.

LceeL said...

moneythoughts: You're not going to believe this, but those keys are on a D ring. Honest to the Goddess. They just never made it to the sock drawer.

jientje said...

SWMBO?
I'vefigured out a lot of them since I started blogging in English, but ..
um... SWMBO
She who makes breakfast or what?

LceeL said...

jienje: Sorry. I usually explain that when I use it. SWMBO = She Who Must Be Obeyed. Refers to my wife. Originally came to me from "Rumpole of the Bailey", an English TV series shown in the states on PBS (Public Broadcasting System). But I've found that the original reference was in a book by H. Rider Haggard called "SHE". Published in 1876 and has NOT BEEN OUT OF PRINT since it was first published.

LceeL said...

jientje: And then, to top it off, I misspelled your name. Do me a favor - tell me how to pronounce your name? Please?

Joyce-Anne said...

I think the gremlins stole them. My baby's sandals have been missing for 2 days. How do you lose shoes? Seriously, whoever took the keys, gas card has her sandals too.

LceeL said...

Joyce-Anne: I'll bet you're right. You know, I can't wait until you start your blog. somehow I know - just know - you're going to be good.

jientje said...

I don't think I can tell you how to , or maybe I can, wait ...
The first part, JIEN = Jean.
That's not so bad huh?
The "tje", is how indicate small things.
I'm not very tall you see?

Now if I tried to translate my name, it would be Jeany.
But please don't call me Jeany, Jientje is a name that means a lot to me. I once did a post on that, it's in my archives. I'll give you the link if you're interested?

jientje said...

1876 huh?
Oh my!
You ARE in trouble!

jientje said...

How WE indicate small things!!Sorry!

Hyphen Mama said...

I hate HATE it when I misplace something. I'm that person who'll be up 'til 2am looking for it.

And a $60 gas card? That's like GOLD in this day.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Check the dryer...it eats socks, why not keys?

Honeybell said...

I normally lose stuff when I'm pre-menstrual. Not that this helps you.

LceeL said...

Honeybell: I haven't been pre-menstrual in 3 years - ever since SWMBO had her hysterectomy. I used to get sympathy symptoms. I think it was a defense mechanism.

ConverseMomma said...

I would lose both my children if they weren't always glued to either my hips or my legs. Good luck finding those keys. Check the freezer, I find random things, like the television remote, in there all the time. It must be because I"m always in there getting ice cream.

Andy said...

The last time I lost my keys I literally found them in the refridgerator! Check there.

Joyce-Anne said...

You're sweet. I don't know the first thing about blogging. Where would the ideas come from? You are so creative. I'll tell you what, when I'm ready I will definitely ask you for suggestions.

LceeL said...

ConverseMomma: Oooo Momma. Wait for me!!!!

Andy: I even looked in the Crisper Drawers.

Joyce-Anne: When I started my blog on September 13th, 2007, I had no idea what I was doing either. I just gave it time - and I had help along the way. I'd be happy and honored to provide you any insights I can.

LceeL said...

hyphen mama: I don;t know HOW I missed you, but I did. 40 lashes!! For me, not you. I'll enjoy it more than you would. Nut yes - like GOLD!!!

employee: Because keys in the dryer do have a tendency to announce themselves. Don't ask me how I know.

Sandy C. said...

Did you check the car? Your pockets? In the door?

I'm a constant key misplacer. I cannot tell you how many times I leave the keys in the door. I know, safe right?

Hope you find them soon!

jientje said...

Good morning! I have been digging in my archives for you. The story on my name was written on December the third 2007, and you can find it here if you want to:
http://heaveninbelgium.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-to-pronounce-my-name.html
Now I'm off reading your new post!

Mary L said...

I know how you feel - I lost my cell phone for four days, finally found it last night in my bike pack. The keys will turn up and we all lose things no matter our age :-)

LceeL said...

Sandy C: yes, all of the above. Keys in the DOOR? SANDY!!!

jientje: thank you.

Mary L: Ouch! losing a cell phone REALLY bites. Glad you found yours.

Eve Grey said...

oooh, good luck on the gas card. I use stuff like that right away because I'm afraid i'll lose it or at the very least forget about it. As for keys, i detest extraneous keys & only carry mine. I even take my work keys off on the weekend so i'm not reminded of work!

LceeL said...

Eve grey: Do this mean you're home? And back on your blog? I hope so. And thanks. I know I'll find those things - when I stop looking for them.

Elizabeth said...

60 bucks worth of gas missing? Oh, the horror! I hope you found it before gas shot up today! :(

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Around here, we call that kind of thing "mommy brain."

Maddy said...

I think your batting average is still a darned sight better than mine dearie.
Cheers