Yesterday was an out-of-the-ordinary day. My husband and I were doing my dad a favor. We picked up a lawn mower and mowed a couple properties of his since he is still in Florida and the guy that used to do it moved away. I picked up the sticks and garbage while Mr. Doodles and Jots mowed. It was pretty easy and actually kind of enjoyable. We had fun joking around together.
Well, later that day when it was time to pick the kids up from school I realized I didn’t have my car key. Is my mind going too, I wondered?! I looked in all the usual places and a few unusual ones too (one time I found my key on the washing machine and I didn’t even remember going down there) before grabbing my extra key from the junk drawer and driving up to get the kids. When we got home I had the kids help me look some more. I also had my husband check his car but I started to panic a little. My extra key is a valet key so it doesn’t have the remote lock feature and I know it is pricey to replace.
I started retracing my steps. I was pretty sure I took the key with me on our landscaping adventure even though my husband drove. We had stopped at three places. Maybe I dropped it in the grass while I was bending over to pick up garbage and sticks. I had the vaguest memory of putting it in that dumb little pocket within the pocket of my jeans. I even did a little simulation. I put a toy car in that pocket to see if it would pop out when I bent over. It was going to be dark soon so I packed the kids in the car and we drove to Hyannis. I took a quick look and didn’t see it. I was thinking it was a long shot. It was probably in my house somewhere even though I looked everywhere. My kids then got out of the car and started to help me look. They were hopping around the grass not looking very seriously so I decided to give them a little lesson on how to walk slowly and scan the ground. It was right then that I found them! At first I thought no way they are mine. It was someone else Volkswagen key fob. Of course they were mine. I was so excited. My kids were so excited that I was so excited. I can’t believe I found my keys.
Yesterday was a great day! Do you have a great lost and found story? Please share!