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    What does it take to find a lost item?

    Buying a replacement for it.

    Two stories:

    Quite a few years ago, my wife could not find her diamond engagement ring; she remembered taking it off in the bathroom and putting it in a small dish next to the sink on the vanity. We searched all over, even took the trap off the sink, but couldn't find it. It was insured, so we call USAA and file a claim. They sent us a new ring, we were happy. The very next day after getting the new ring, we found the original, on our then 9-year old younger daughter's finger. She had seen the ring and thought it was pretty, no idea of its value, and decided to wear it (she liked to "dress up") She'd even worn it to school a couple of times. We called USAA, they said no problem, we sent the new ring back. It was amazing how close the two rings were, they only way to tell them apart was how clean the new ring was.


    Last week, I couldn't find my folding knife, and I'd used it only a couple of hours before missing it. It is a SOG Trident, assisted opening, has a pocket clip and a slot in the grip for cutting paracord. After three days of not having it (I have other knives, but this is my go-to), I order another SOG folding knife on Amazon. It was delivered this morning. Guess what I found last night in my workshop, in a place I'd never thought to look? Now I have two nice folding knives. Original is on top, new one on the bottom:
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    I usually say a prayer to Saint Anthony when I need to find lost items. Obviously OC and FW are not catholic or there would be an unlost anchor and knife!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappa View Post
    I usually say a prayer to Saint Anthony when I need to find lost items. Obviously OC and FW are not catholic or there would be an unlost anchor and knife!
    I saw that!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    I saw that!!!
    I will do an intervention for you and say a prayer to tony on your behalf! How much was the knife worth? He wants to know?
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    kH - I used to hunt rocks, fossils, or artifacts in my youth and learned to sweep my eyes back and forth just to my front while outside. On the property that we now own, decades before our ownership, I had a favorite logging chain that I attached to my 4-wheeler with a clevis and threaded pin. Most of the time I would only hand-tighten the pin, and it occasionally backed out with vibration. Early one autumn here, I lost the pin; nearly a year later, using the eye sweep technique, I spied it in the middle of an old trail.

    Clean eyeglass lenses help. On the day I recovered the pin, a lucky glint of sunshine aided as well,

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    Quote Originally Posted by KHodges View Post
    Buying a replacement for it.

    Two stories:

    Quite a few years ago, my wife could not find her diamond engagement ring; she remembered taking it off in the bathroom and putting it in a small dish next to the sink on the vanity. We searched all over, even took the trap off the sink, but couldn't find it. It was insured, so we call USAA and file a claim. They sent us a new ring, we were happy. The very next day after getting the new ring, we found the original, on our then 9-year old younger daughter's finger. She had seen the ring and thought it was pretty, no idea of its value, and decided to wear it (she liked to "dress up") She'd even worn it to school a couple of times. We called USAA, they said no problem, we sent the new ring back. It was amazing how close the two rings were, they only way to tell them apart was how clean the new ring was.


    Last week, I couldn't find my folding knife, and I'd used it only a couple of hours before missing it. It is a SOG Trident, assisted opening, has a pocket clip and a slot in the grip for cutting paracord. After three days of not having it (I have other knives, but this is my go-to), I order another SOG folding knife on Amazon. It was delivered this morning. Guess what I found last night in my workshop, in a place I'd never thought to look? Now I have two nice folding knives. Original is on top, new one on the bottom:
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    For me buying a replacement , and I'll find the lost item.
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    My dog knows how

    Our Lab loves a Kong toy. In fact, she will carry one pretty much anytime she is outside unless we make her leave it inside.

    Several years ago, she left one at the farm. Usually I can make her find where she dropped it but that time she just couldn't or wouldn't find it. Today I was cutting firewood and here she comes with a several year old Kong in her mouth. How the heck she found it, I don't know but she did. It's quite a bit the worse for wear, pretty weathered but recognizable.

    Unfortunately she has no interest in pocketknives or chains. . .

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    This is about a daily occurrence when I work in the shop. I'll set a wrench down, can't remember where, spend 10 minutes looking for it, and then go get another. Usually I find the one I set down sometime in the next hour.

    However, every now and then, something will get away from me. I had a 1/2" shallow socket on the end of a 6" extension, which was on the air ratchet. I was assembling a jet pump, in which I had applied anti-seize to the joints. So adhering to the physical properties of anti-seize, it was quickly all over everything---especially me. The air ratchet slipped out of my and, fell on the floor and the extension socket went flying across the floor out of sight. The extension was easy to find, but not the 1/2" socket. After searching for 15 minutes, I swallowed my pride and got another one. A few days alter I found the missing socket, hiding behind some 1 gallon jugs that were stored under the bench.

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    I never loose anything because I always put it where I know I won't forget. Yeah, right, now where's my Bud Light. Nobody leaves this room till I find my beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappa View Post
    I usually say a prayer to Saint Anthony when I need to find lost items. Obviously OC and FW are not catholic or there would be an unlost anchor and knife!
    I am Catholic; and know exactly where my anchor is. It's lodged between two foreign object, at the bottom of Lac des Allemands.






    Now, OC's knife. That may be a different story. Of course, he does lives in south Louisiana also. Chances are, he's Catholic, or pretty darn close to it.
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