Have you ever mis-placed something, looked high and low for it, racked your brain for the last true time you saw the item, and had that going on with two individuals, you and someone else important (i.e. your spouse) …?
Welcome to our most recent edition of that old story.
We’d been traveling, the whole family, hubby on business, and brought DVD’s with us. We had more than one trip, and kept things in order, for the most part, not losing anything, until this last trip.
Hubby and I have been getting the DVD sets of the TV show “24” and were/are on Season 3. (Season 1 and Season 2 went by quickly, and we’ve been stuck on Season 3 for awhile now, not finding it nearly so urgent a thing to view, FWIW.) We brought the whole set of Season 3 with us on the last two trips, and didn’t watch any of the episodes while on the road. At home one time between we did get out Disc 3 and put in into hubby’s laptop to view in bed one night. That disc still was still in his laptop as of Tuesday night (just a day ago, considering this being Wednesday still, though it is not, it’s now Thursday.)
This past weekend to Monday at some point we wanted to watch an episode and were looking for the boxed set, and couldn’t locate it on our DVD shelves, nor in my computer bag (where I was certain it would be found) nor anywhere else we looked. We wasted a bunch of time looking. It became a frantic search, in fact.
So fast-forward to the other night (Tuesday.) We were out on errands and for a dinner (hubby leaving the next morning for a business trip) and decided to go to CD Warehouse so I could pick out something (I located Cinderella’s “Nightsongs” CD –I’d wanted to find it before, but hadn’t spied it until that night finally.) As I was perusing the vast collection of Used CD’s there, hubby was chatting with the guy behind the counter and checking out what DVD’s were there. Of course the search went to “What ’24’s’ do you have?” and they did have Season 3, as well as a couple of others. We had originally purchased that very boxed-set at that very same store earlier this year. So hubby tells the tale that we had it and seemed to have lost it on the trip we were last on. So the guy lowered the price to “$24.00” from the normal $29 they charge. Hubby bought it.
Re-wind to the night before now (Monday). Hubby was in bed nearly asleep, we’d looked for the Season 3 boxed-set that night (as well as before) and were frustrated over it’s lack of appearance. I was fiddling with something on my bedside thingie (not a “true” nightstand) and something else moved and *flop* something fell over and binged my new bottle of lotion and it sprung off the top of the thingie and fell over and behind my old trunk (which sits right next to my bedside thingie.)
I am not very tall, nor do I have long arms, as well as being fairly pregnant — and didn’t even attempt to retrieve the fallen bottle of lotion. I tried to get my hubby to realize what was going on, but he was too far gone (to sleepyland.)
The next morning (Tuesday) I casually mentioned what happened with my lotion bottle, but I didn’t push hubby to actually go and get it.
Now, fast-forward back to Tuesday night, we had just that night bought Season 3 of “24” again, and when we got home and were getting ready for bed I brought up the info about my lotion bottle to my hubby and he gladly went over to pull it out from behind the trunk. Not only did he find my lotion bottle … “Look what I found” eminated from his lips, and behold, in his hands the lost Season 3 of “24” boxed-set.
So now we have two sets of the same Season.
In the store hubby was back and forth about buying it, and I finally said, “If you don’t buy it we’ll never find the lost set,” and how true those words turned out to be. Very prophetic. 😉