Nearly two weeks ago I walked out to our garage with my keys and the little mini-wallet attached to unlock our garage (to clean up the broken glass you may recall from last week). I set down my keys (little mini-wallet attached) somewhere that I vaguely recall being an unusual place while thinking, "This is an odd place. Don't forget this is where you put your keys."
I have torn our garage and house apart. Brian has torn our garage and house apart. The keys and mini-wallet are gone. GONE, I tell you.
They've up and vanished like a fart in the wind (name the movie).
I lost my:
- driver's license
- two credit cards
- Costco card
- two Metro cards
- library card
- YMCA card
- Giant card (OK, now I'm getting melodramatic)
1. I still have a spare car key. Wait, I had one. The point is, I didn't have to buy a car key.
2. I had and still have multiple spare house keys. Thanks to Brian, key hoarder extraordinaire.
3. The credit card company overnight-shipped us new copies of our cards for free! Got 'em the day after I called the items officially lost. Pure heart, those credit card companies.
4. I only got my credit card denied once (and only in front of one friend) when I traveled immediately after getting my new cards and caused the credit card fraud department to freak the eff out.
5. There were no fraudulent charges, which supports the theory that the cards are indeed hidden somewhere in our house or yard (perhaps deep within a flower bed? I did a lot of gardening that morning) and will turn up someday when we least expect them to (and then I'll have a spare key again).
And, then, bum, bum, bum...
9. You can request a new copy of your DL ONLINE where I live!!!!!!!!!!
That is, if you know your DL#. Who knows his/her DL#?!?!?! I mean, I did once when I had extra room in my brain for such matters, but that was a decade or two ago and an entirely different, shorter number without hyphens and letters built in.
10. I have a Brian, who instead of flapping his arms and crying at the prospect of sitting at the MVA for hours and hours, calmly found our life insurance policies and read off my DL# from the application form.
So I wrote all that Thursday night, bursting with pride over my proactivity considering the party I was hosting Friday night. I mean, I hadn't come up with 6, 7, or 8, but I thought I'd sit on those awhile to see if something brewed.
As I vacuumed the house on Friday morning, moving towards the living room toybox I thought, "It's been awhile since I pulled that out from the wall."
Lo and behold:
Please spare me the comments on Brian's and my lackluster tracking work since this was a wholly obvious place for us to have looked nearly two weeks ago. Let's just celebrate my two car keys and two driver's licenses, shall we?
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