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Old 09-02-2020, 05:40 PM
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Yes, I know, It wasn't hard, this time was the most expensive so far. For the first time in six years my wife and I were taking a vacation. We rented a condo at the beach for a week. We live in a rural area surrounded by woods, the nearest neighbor is 200 yd away. We we taking my truck and leaving my wife's car and jeep. Having been robbed before I decided to hide the extra car key and both jeep keys and a few other things. I have a junked up garage and two storage rooms. I was going to put the keys in a drawer in my workbench. It comes apart unless you pull it just right so I figured that would be a good place. I made the mistake of telling my wife that. Oh, no, she said she didn't want them out there and to put them in the storage room. So right before we leave I hide my stuff in the storage room. Yes, when I got back I could not find the keys. I turned that place upside down. For good measure I searched the garage in case I did put the keys out there. Now I need to have three chipped keys replaced.

But wait, there's more. My four year old granddaughter is, shall we say, difficult. Last year she was tossed out of three day-cares and last week she was banned from her pre-K. We have been keeping her three days a week and had hoped she would be able to stay there but no. This morning after her mother dropped her off she wanted to swim in the kiddie pool we have so my wife let her go out while she got ready. The granddaughter loves to hop into cars and pretend she is driving. She jumps into the jeep that I had left unlocked and left the door open. When she heard my wife come out she jumped out, locked the door and slammed it, trapping one of our cats inside. So now I have a trapped cat doing what frightened cats do and I have to call a towing service that also unlocks cars. Now am out $70 more dollars and have a pissed in jeep.

I should have took a photo of where I put everything but I forget that I have a poor memory. So has anyone else been bit in the butt because you had a bright idea?
Old 09-02-2020, 05:43 PM
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The fatal flaw was involving your wife in the plan. NEVER communicate something like that, just do it and move on.
Old 09-02-2020, 05:48 PM
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Years ago took a trip to Cancun. Hid my checkbook before we left the house. Came back and couldnt find it. 5 years later clearing house out since I sold it. Found the checkbook on top of a kitchen cabinet. Lol
Old 09-02-2020, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Retiredearly View Post
The fatal flaw was involving your wife in the plan. NEVER communicate something like that, just do it and move on.
I always forget part too.
Old 09-02-2020, 06:30 PM
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I’m still looking for things I hid in a “good spot”

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Ouch. I’m more and more subscribing to my late grandfather’s theory. Leave a few things you don’t care about in the cars you don’t care about, and the keys in the ignition. Let them steal the vehicles rather than screw around breaking in the house.
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Originally Posted by Redfisher137 View Post
I’m still looking for things I hid in a “good spot”
Holy crap yes! lol
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I hid one of those Doodle Boards - the magnetic powder filled drawing board that kids use like a chalkboard- about 20 years ago in our house 2 houses ago. Never did find it....
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Once while fishing quite a ways away from my truck , I forgot to lock my tool ben. When I got back it was very apparent someone tried to pry it open with something. All they had to do is push the button. Good thing thieves sometimes aren't that smart. Probably not quite what this thread is about but thought it was funny.
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I get customers all the time that Dont remember where they hid the spare key.
Get AAA for $60 year and they will unlock it for you 4 times.
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If you're like me, as soon as you get your new keys you'll find the lost ones.
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Never hide stuff after too many Rum & Cokes.
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Get a safe No more playing hide and seek
Old 09-03-2020, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Redfisher137 View Post
I’m still looking for things I hid in a “good spot”
What a relief to know I am not the only one who has fallen afoul of the "good spot" phenomenon. As I get older it strikes more often.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Ouch. I’m more and more subscribing to my late grandfather’s theory. Leave a few things you don’t care about in the cars you don’t care about, and the keys in the ignition. Let them steal the vehicles rather than screw around breaking in the house.
My father always said and did this. Best to have someone steal the car then breaking into the house in the middle of the night.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Ouch. I’m more and more subscribing to my late grandfather’s theory. Leave a few things you don’t care about in the cars you don’t care about, and the keys in the ignition. Let them steal the vehicles rather than screw around breaking in the house.
A long time ago, I had a 1969 Mustang Convertible. I always left the doors unlocked. I figured it would be better if they opened the door and stole the $100 stereo rather than cut the top and then steal the $100 stereo.

As for the Op's dilemma, I had a roommate in college who swore he cashed his paycheck and stashed the cash somewhere in the house we were renting. We spent hours looking for it but never found it. About 2 weeks later, he was getting something out of one of the pockets in his wallet and he found his missing paycheck. Never cashed it, never hid it. And we never let him forget it.
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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.
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"Honey, have you seen my....?" "I know I put them....where did I put them."
A common question at our house.
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Originally Posted by SeaCat22 View Post
"Honey, have you seen my....?" "I know I put them....where did I put them."
A common question at our house.
I am told constantly that the uterus is not a tracking device.
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