The Transnistria parliament building with a statue of Lenin out front. In the city of Tiraspol, Transnistria. Photo taken December 9, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lost my keys!

I did find them again, so no need to panic. But it's not a good feeling while they're missing, that's for sure.

I have this one pair of pants that don't have very good pockets in the front. So I had been putting my keys in my back pocket, which isn't really very comfortable when you go to sit down! And I'm used to putting my keys in my right front pocket.

So I guess I had inadvertently put them in the front pocket. I was doing some grass cutting with the ride on mower, and had been on and off of it a couple of times as I moved things around in some different sites.

I went to lock the office door at one point, and I have a habit of checking for my keys before I actually lock it. That's when I noticed them missing. Hmm. So, I retraced my steps and started searching each one of the campsites where I had cut the grass.

Nothing.

Then, I remembered that the keys fall out easier when I'm sitting down. Maybe they are still sitting on the mower seat! So I went back up to the shop and checked. Nope, Not there. I lifted the seat to see if they fell under it, but nothing. Stared searching further, and sure enough, there they were! Sitting beside a brace on the mower deck. Can't believe they were still there.

It sure feels terrible to lose your keys. And it sure feels good to find them!

Ruth went into town to do groceries yesterday. She forgot to buy carrots! How can that happen? We eat a lot of carrots. Anyhow, I think I might have to go into Cabri today so I'll stop in at the grocery store at the same time.

The reason I'm going into Cabri is that I have to pick up some more season passes for the park and I had to order them on two day delivery. Didn't expect to sell so many this past weekend! We're more than halfway through the season so most people coming to the park will already have season passes, or they'll simply buy a day pass. We've sold a record number of season passes this year!

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18 comments:

  1. You may want one of this for your keys and clamp it on your belt loop.

    http://www.amazon.ca/Asp-Enforcement-Polymer-Carabiner-Black/dp/B00CQUAA4S/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1407427689&sr=8-7&keywords=carabiner

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    1. That may be just what Kevin needs, thanks Derek!

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  2. I've been using a little carabiner for a few years now. Gets hooked onto a belt loop. Got in trouble once when I did the same at a wedding, but hey, losing my keys in Vienna was absolutely not happening. Nobody noticed except my wife of course.
    Our front door would lock by itself if you weren't careful. I *always* had those keys in hand before closing the door behind me. And then they were clipped on. Or, once upon a time when I worked and had boatloads of keys, I'd use one of those retractable doohickeys, but they eventually break.

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    1. I think when I am in town next week I will have to pick one up or he will just have to make sure not to wear his other pants when he is cutting the grass.

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  3. A carabiner works well for me too. Plus you look really macho!

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    1. It seems unanimous for a carabiner!

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  4. I was thinking a retractable key reel would be the perfect gizmo---CAD$7 with free shipping right to you: http://www.amazon.ca/SE-Pull-Metal-Diameter-201APK-C/dp/B005KLCQ9M

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    1. Kevin doesn't care much for those retractable key reels, they had one at Sturgeon Lake and he wouldn't use it.

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  5. You hit it right on the nose - I lose my keys, minor panic. Find my keys - totally thrilled. Happens all the time. Actually I never really 'lose' them, I just misplace them and spend ridiculous amounts of time looking for where did I put them this time. Yes I have a little basket right by the door which I use "almost" always.

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    1. It's funny how that happens...like that feeling of finding them but feel so stupid losing them in the first place.

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  6. Paul wears a pair of pants similar to what you described. I swear I am going to throw them away one day. Why do you men insist on wearing pants with holes in the pockets. I told him I would eve sew the pocket. He says...No they are fine. MEN!

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    1. These pants don't have a hole in the pocket though, it is just a dumb design of the pocket that makes stuff fall out easily, especially coins and keys.

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  7. Glad you found them Kevin. I recently saw the new "Tile" that you can attach to almost anything - keyring, computer, even bicycle. It has some kind of 'sonar' or something that notifies your cell phone as to where the lost item is. That's just the start of all valuables being findable. The good thing about the "Tile" is that if you have it on a bike or something it'll notify all other Tile owners that the bike has been stolen. Interesting?! Or, is it just too much?

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    1. notifies your cell phone

      Sounds like a great plan...if we owned a cell phone...

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    2. i remembered that you didn't own a cell phone; but was giving you another reason to have a Smartphone/iPhone for when/if you decide you want one. I suspect that in very little time the Tile will become a part of the function of phones, computers, etc.
      I use my iPhone for a million things that are not the cell phone use - GPS, banking, wikipedia, the list goes on . . .

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    3. Nope, we're not interested in getting a phone either. Really don't miss not having one and we certainly don't need that extra "bill" every month.

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  8. The Tile hasn't actually been released yet - Fall 2014, but they're taken advanced orders - $19.99 / one and less for each if you buy more than one. Thinking about it for my son-in-law's birthday coming up.

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    1. The notification would probably work on your computer as well. "The Tile" might be a great idea for some people who are constantly losing things.

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