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Old 09-03-2020, 07:13 AM
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I put the paper with our router password in a safe spot, that I would "always remember", about a year ago. I guess whoever cleans out my house after I die will find it. Its gone forever. No real cost associated with that one but it did cost an hour of my time on hold with ATT.
Old 09-03-2020, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
If I don't put my wallet and keys in the same place EVERY TIME, I'll never remember where I set them down. Sometimes, I'll put my keys up high on something out of sight. The last time I did it, I searched for 3 days, and only found them by happen chance. I need a little locator chip in both my wallet and keys, as I've been through the $100+ smart key replacement routine twice.
more then $100 now !
Old 09-03-2020, 07:22 AM
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This is happening to me more often after I hit 50. What really drives me nuts is my bro-in-law has a habit of borrowing my tools and not returning them, I have been hiding them in various places so he can't \ind them, when I need them I don't remember where I put them!

As far as personal items like keys, check books etc I put them in a safe now.
Old 09-03-2020, 07:25 AM
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I can't believe no ones asked "what do the keys look like???"

If I had just one minute back of the time I have spent looking for stuff I have just put down....well let's just say I would probably live to 100!
Old 09-03-2020, 07:42 AM
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I feel your pain; I bought a handheld vhf, charged it took it on the boat the next day, brought it back inside after the trip, entering the house I set it down on the entry table. A few days later I thought I should charge my vhf for next weekend on the boat, could not find it! Looked everywhere, even back in the boat, spent 2 weeks looking for it. Finally giving in, bought another one, found the original one a day after I threw away the packaging for the NEW one. The dogs tail must have knocked the vhf off the entry table & into the umbrella bucket, a black vhf at the bottom of a black bucket.
Oh well, I now have back up for my back up

Really do hope you find your keys!
Old 09-03-2020, 07:56 AM
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I am religious about putting my stuff back where it belongs to avoid this issue. Knock on wood, it has been working. Did remind me of a funny from a couple of weeks ago.

Family and I walk into a restaurant and an older, but not old, woman with glasses on says she forgot her glasses and can't read the menu without them as she is passing us to go outside. I spend a split second thinking she must have readers she needs. She comes back in 10 seconds later and laughs and says, "Found them. On my face."
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I had a Jaguar knock off tool. It goes on the hub for my spoke wheels. Looked high and low for it in a small garage. Ended up buying a new one. Found the original under some folded sheets in a crate in the garage when I was packing to move.
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My wife is always asking me "why are you parking the car over here?"

Because if I park in the same spot each time then I don't have to try and remember where it was.
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OP, sorry it cost you $. I'm just glad to hear I'm not alone.
Old 09-03-2020, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by mackerel View Post
My wife is always asking me "why are you parking the car over here?"

Because if I park in the same spot each time then I don't have to try and remember where it was.
Its funny, I do that at the airport since I travel often. I park in the Extended parking garage on an upper floor section 5B almost every time. It’s not close to the elevators and almost always available. If not I have surri take a note of where I park. Nice after a week away It really is a great habit that has helped for a number of years.
Old 09-03-2020, 12:20 PM
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A few months ago, a Monday evening, I misplaced my Tacoma smart key.
At the end of a fishing day, I back the van and the boat in the garage. Hook up battery chargers, clean out whatever.
The last thing I do is back the Tacoma in and go in the house. Have to have the key to do that, right?
When I go in the house I set the truck key, house keys, knife, etc on the counter.
In the morning for work, I pick everything up and go.
Not this time. NO Tacoma key to be found.
It'll cost $185+ for another one. If I loose the spare, to match the one already, "misplaced", then it'll cost $400+ for the first one.

I hope if/when I get the replacement key I find the missing one.


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Originally Posted by MilesExpress View Post
Its funny, I do that at the airport since I travel often. I park in the Extended parking garage on an upper floor section 5B almost every time. It’s not close to the elevators and almost always available. If not I have surri take a note of where I park. Nice after a week away It really is a great habit that has helped for a number of years.
I had to go on a extended business trip and had to rush to catch a flight, parked in a ramp at the FLL airport, arrived back to the airport about 10 days later, had no idea where I parked the car. A parking tenant helped me, we took a golf cart with my keys and went through all the parking garages and floors and used the alert button on the key ring to find it. Took us about 90 minutes to finally find it.
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I got a mama.
GF has been off work for 2 years on workers comp hospital accident she worked there 29 years, won't her fault but when I'm home shes there 24/7.
Reminds me the most of Half Pint on little house on the prairie thats actually the name I gave her on the Motorcycle she loves it. But shes a bird dog.
I lose something she can find it usually by the time I tell her where I thought it was. Damnedest thing I ever seen. She always laughs tells me she knows me by now.
To scared to ask if thats a good thing or a bad thing but that nose knows. She ain't let me down yet. LOL

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Originally Posted by king_me View Post
I had to go on a extended business trip and had to rush to catch a flight, parked in a ramp at the FLL airport, arrived back to the airport about 10 days later, had no idea where I parked the car. A parking tenant helped me, we took a golf cart with my keys and went through all the parking garages and floors and used the alert button on the key ring to find it. Took us about 90 minutes to finally find it.
That must have been chewing on tin foil for 90 minutes very nice of the attendant with the golf cart!
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Originally Posted by MilesExpress View Post
That must have been chewing on tin foil for 90 minutes very nice of the attendant with the golf cart!
Yes, Ft. Lauderdale airport has something like 5 parking garages and each are around 5-6 stories high, I was sooooo relieved when we found it.
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Originally Posted by liveaboard74 View Post
I got a mama.
GF has been off work for 2 years on workers comp hospital accident she worked there 29 years, won't her fault but when I'm home shes there 24/7.
Reminds me the most of Half Pint on little house on the prairie thats actually the name I gave her on the Motorcycle she loves it. But shes a bird dog.
I lose something she can find it usually by the time I tell her where I thought it was. Damnedest thing I ever seen. She always laughs tells me she knows me by now.
To scared to ask if thats a good thing or a bad thing but that nose knows. She ain't let me down yet. LOL
Ask her where my key may be. Without her knowing anything about me or my house, just say, "Jeff misplaced his Tacoma key in his house. Where do you think he should look?"
See what she says without giving any more info. Maybe she can see it in her minds eye.
Wouldn't that be something if it worked.
What can it hurt asking? Maybe her answer may spark my memory.

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I know a lawyer who's a couple cards short of a full deck. He would 'hide' monies so his drug addict wife didn't find it. Well he lost 3,000 and didn't know where he put it. Did she find it and spend it? Did he put it somewhere so good even he can't find it?? He'll never know because the money is..........GONE!!!
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I misplaced my wedding ring... for about five years. My wife found it one day in a small knife sheath. She was going through junk and throwing it away. I don't recall at all putting it in there?
Old 09-03-2020, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
If I don't put my wallet and keys in the same place EVERY TIME, I'll never remember where I set them down. Sometimes, I'll put my keys up high on something out of sight. The last time I did it, I searched for 3 days, and only found them by happen chance. I need a little locator chip in both my wallet and keys, as I've been through the $100+ smart key replacement routine twice.
Same here lol On the kitchen counter everyday...
Old 09-03-2020, 08:12 PM
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I once left my now ex-wife in a clothing store at one of those outlet malls. Before cellphones. Couldn't remember for the life of me which store it was, so I made the mistake of just sitting near the entrance and waited, she walked by and I didn't notice. Now you know why she is my ex. LOL

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