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Sunday, February 23, 2014

I have a habit of losing small things. You could call me the Goddess of Lost Small Things. In the past month, I've lost my breadmaker recipe book which has resulted in all kinds of weird and largely inedible concoctions from the bread machine, my aunt's diamond ring (ouch) and, a week or so ago, my nearly brand new Fitbit One.

Argh. It cost 70, that Fitbit, and I've only had it for three weeks. Yesterday evening I did some serious hunting for it: no joy. This morning, ditto. I was thinking of going for a walk but the lack of Fitbit put me off the idea. I do like to have acknowledgement that I've taken exercise, you know. I thought it had got into the washing (it's usually attached to my bra strap) but I located all five bras and none of them was harbouring a Fitbit. So. I was in a Mood because I thought I must have lost it out in the street or something. The only bright spot was I found the missing recipe book while looking for the Fitbit.

Then, late this afternoon, I logged on to my laptop and checked my emails and there's an email from my Fitbit, telling me (and I paraphrase) 'I'm hungry! And lonely!'

What. What??? The missing Fitbit is in a parallel universe and talking to me? No. How far away can a Fitbit be if it's still talking to a laptop. Hunt through the Fitbit site and believe it or not, they've clearly been asked this one before cos there is a section on finding lost Fitbits.

How well they know me.

The range of the Fitbit is about 15-20 feet. Now, that's something to work with. My flat isn't cluttered because I don't do clutter, but a Fitbit is small. I start taking the sitting room apart, with help from the cat who wants someone to play with. After half an hour, I conclude that the Fitbit is not in the sitting room and move to the hall where I find a pile of filing of suitable dimensions to hide a Fitbit. No Fitbit but the diamond ring is at the bottom of the filing tray.

I am not making this up. My powers of invention wouldn't run to this.

Keep looking and move on to the bathroom. Check the laundry bin for the 10th time, check the pockets of my bathrobe and ah. Ahaha. Fitbit. In pocket. Fitbitinpocket. Yess!

Now I've only got to find the charger cable.

In fact I can guess where it is, it's in the vacuum cleaner bag and I either empty that out and go through it with rubber gloves on or pay 16.99 or a new one. The jury's still out on this.

The only downside really is I wasn't wearing the Fitbit for all the exercise I took finding it but you can't have everything, I suppose.

PS: I emptied the vacuum cleaner bag and the charger's not in there. I can't leave it permanently in my computer as I have a cordless mouse dongle in it and the dongle for the Fitbit. A dongle too far, clearly.
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RABBITOLM 7/21/2014 11:56AM

    Great story! That sounds like me when I lost my SparkPeople tracker. After a week and a half of hunting around and thinking it was lost forever, it turned out to be in the pocket of the diaper bag. At least it was found. :)

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LISAN0415 7/10/2014 1:31AM

    I am so glad you found your lost items- I hope you found your chager too!

Lisa

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LORIVIOLA 6/3/2014 8:28AM

    this sounds just like me!
glad you found your FITBIT (in your bathrobe???!!!) Too funny.
and your aunts ring. What a relief to have found that. Whew.

May you have a day where everything is exactly where you look for it.
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DONNABRIGHT 5/31/2014 9:47AM

    I loved the humor in your blog and we could be sisters. I am forever forgetting where I put things and cannot find them until I am not looking for that item anymore! My mantra has become "it's in this house somewhere" so eventually it will turn up!

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DNRAE1 5/31/2014 9:17AM

    This just means you are a "Wonder Woman"! You are wondering where your ring is, you wonder where the fitbit has gone, and you are just full of 'wonder'! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 5/21/2014 7:08AM

  Enjoyed this. emoticon

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KAREN608 5/9/2014 6:32PM

    Thanks for the interesting true story.

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TRAILBLAZER6 3/26/2014 10:17PM

    Hope you've found the charger emoticon

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SUSIEMT 3/4/2014 7:13PM

    Unfortunately, been there done that! Once too often!

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MRSRIGS1 3/4/2014 4:51PM

    Well, I'm glad you found the things you were looking for! emoticon

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CMCBRIDE37 3/1/2014 9:03PM

    3 out of 4 things found...not bad.

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MICKEYH 2/28/2014 10:04PM

    I lost my fitbit one also. But only difference is that I haven't find mine. I looked every where... I must drop it at gym where I go. That case no way to retrace it. Mine was only about 6 month since I've got it. So disappointed. I paid $100- US dollar and I can even tell my DH about that I've lost it. Feeling so sad. emoticon

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LILABBYNORMAL 2/28/2014 9:44AM

    Hey! So glad to see a new blog post from you! I truly enjoy your posts! emoticon

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MARYHENNIG 2/27/2014 6:08PM

  Sounds like you need a multi-port hub! I got one for Christmas. It lets me connect another 10 USB's (dongles) to my laptop.

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AMANDACOETZER 2/27/2014 8:04AM

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KATZEYEZ 2/26/2014 3:38AM

    I hear you, sweetie! I am always losing things...I tend to put things in so-called safe places and forget where that safe place is!!!! I wouldn't mind, but I ytend to do that to my husband's things too... I loved your post, really made me smile! You have a great way of writing!

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CATHWREN 2/25/2014 11:23PM

    I've been wondering how you are doing. I always enjoy your blogs. Good luck on finding the charging cable.

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JOANNHUNT 2/25/2014 9:30PM

    AWESOME. TOO FUNNY. SOUNDS LIKE ME. I PUT THINGS WHERE I KNOW I WILL FIND IT BUT WHEN I GO LOOKING IT ISN'T THERE.

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MILLIE5522 2/25/2014 5:25PM

    I SO enjoyed reading your blog! emoticon

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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 2/25/2014 1:32PM

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HAPPYMENOW58 2/25/2014 3:46AM

    Cute! We can all relate!

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BLUEJEAN99 2/25/2014 1:59AM

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JANETRIS 2/24/2014 9:28PM

    Glad to hear from you again! Loved the blog! emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/24/2014 9:26PM

  I loved reading this adventure. Ya, it is annoying and irrating when one can't locate their stuff. Yes, I do this with paperwork. Actually, it took me over an hour last week to find one of those things. So, now I'm developing( in process ) of totally revamping the system. I got sick and tired to searching for these things.

I heard lots of people have lost several of these sorts of things. I think is really great, if you claim, there was something on the computer to help you track it. I wonder ... for this reason only, the fitbit is more useful... ( cost more), if there are ways to find it or replace it. When I heard of many losing them... I did wonder if this problem is figured out yet. I hope others comment , using tips, to not loose these gadgets. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CICELY360 2/24/2014 8:53PM

  Cute blog

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NITTINNANA 2/24/2014 8:20PM

    You're back! I've missed you, especially since "meeting" your friend STONECOT through the BLC. And I especially love stories with happy endings!

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 2/24/2014 8:12PM

    How about coming over to find a few things for me ? emoticon

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SJKENT1 2/24/2014 5:46PM

    I have so missed your blogs!!

So glad you found all those errant items. I hate losing stuff, but then I live in clutter and quite honestly can lose something right in front of me.

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 2/24/2014 2:56PM

    Holy smokes, you made me tired!!! BUT, you found almost all that was lost! Way to go, and by the way, you are a great writer!!

J


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PATRICIAANN46 2/24/2014 2:38PM

  Welcome Back.............Glad to see that your Sense of Humor is still in tact!!! Your losses and searches are a daily thing for someone my age, but I think you are a bit young for that now. Glad you found everything..........
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JSEATTLE 2/24/2014 2:34PM

  Hope you find your Fitbit, it is an investment! I'm sure it will turn up the moment you stop looking for it. Often I find "lost" items in plain sight!

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NONNAOF2 2/24/2014 2:07PM

  Oh my gosh, you could of been talking about me! I'm always in some kind of dilemma in finding things! Thanks for your blog and remember, you're burning calories being forgetful!! :-)

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AGGIELIZ 2/24/2014 1:57PM

    Loved your blog, missed it! And now you have no excuse for not exercising - unless you're too busy blogging that is! emoticon

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JANUT57 2/24/2014 1:55PM

  Enjoyed reading! So glad you found your fitbit, min keeps me motivated! emoticon

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MIMIDOT 2/24/2014 12:34PM

    Great blog! I've missed reading them. Welcome back!

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SHOAPIE 2/24/2014 11:22AM

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NEWTINK 2/24/2014 10:23AM

    On the brighter side of things The universe spoke and you found everything but the charger cable Perhaps checking into an external usb drive to harbor all your dongles in . emoticon

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TEMPENATIVE 2/24/2014 9:12AM

    Oh joy of joys all that was list has been found! Sounds like something that would happen in my life. But you write it so much better! Just buy a new charger cable. Small price for all the difference. ;) btw I yesterday found about $10 cash in ones I knew I had had but couldn't find and figured I must gave just spent it? Pants pocket of pants hanging in the closet. Bonus! Congrats on getting in the exercise looking. Now you and Fitty get out and have a walk! Glad to see you back love. You made my day.

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DIANNEMT 2/24/2014 8:15AM

    Glad you found several things! My pedometer died so I am trying to decide what to buy--a fitbit, a Sparck activity tracker or another pedometer like I had.

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ROCKYCPA 2/24/2014 7:58AM

    Funny story but good to know that you found your fitbit. Good luck finding your charger!

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CHERYLHURT 2/24/2014 7:51AM

  Very funny blog, but I can SO relate!

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SHERYLP461 2/24/2014 7:12AM

    LOL, I get it, spent the day looking for the mailbox key. finally found it in a pocket in my purse. Put there so I would be able to fine it!!. Got a big key ring on it not

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BESSHAILE 2/24/2014 6:52AM

    YAY. Congratulations.

Good to hear from you again.

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PENOWOK 2/24/2014 6:31AM

    That was funny...I am sure it wasn't funny to you but your story telling was great! So glad you found so many important things! Now on to the cord! (I put mine in a baggie at my computer table).

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SHARON7464 2/24/2014 6:24AM

    Three out of four items found is a great start. Perhaps your moniker should be queen of finding small things lost emoticon

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MOIRA2 2/24/2014 5:51AM

    emoticon I love your writing style! So glad you found (almost) everything! emoticon

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