Lost and found

I lost my camera’s memory card. Why am I always losing things?

I realized it was missing last Thursday night. Yes, almost an entire week ago. The reason I noticed was because I was packing for my trip to Colorado (more on that later) and was considering taking Bon Qui Qui (my camera) with me. I checked the battery and then checked for her memory card, but the latter was gone. Dang it.

It wasn’t in its usual places. I take my camera to work almost daily and sometimes upload photos while I’m there. I figured I must have left it in one of the computers there. Oh well. No time to go look for it. It was late Thursday night, I had an early flight the next morning, and wouldn’t be back to work until Tuesday. Guess I’d have to wait until then to look for it and Bon Qui Qui wouldn’t be making the trip after all. Probably a good thing since I was already on the verge of overpacking.

As soon as I got to work on Tuesday (early, as usual due to the train schedule), I looked in all the computers. Nope. I asked around for it. Negative. I got down on myself because I figured that I had really lost it. Sometimes when I’m in a hurry and I have time to take my memory card out of a computer but not enough time to place it back in my camera, I’ll just tuck it in my pocket and go on with my day. My fear was that I had left it in a jacket pocket and as a result, it was lost forever.

Our company gave the entire staff, fifty or so employees, jackets last winter. They’re all the same color and have the company logo embroidered on them. We all wear each other’s jackets at work because unless you bother to look for a name on the tag (who has time for that?), you can’t tell whose is whose. Your jacket can end up in a different department and you won’t see it for months. You’ll just go on wearing someone else’s jacket and that’s fine.

I know winter is over and I shouldn’t be wearing jackets, but boy, that hospital gets cold! Especially in the CT room because we like to keep the CT machine from overheating. So I do wear jackets in the summer and I may have left the memory card in one of its pockets and it could be lost forever. Sadness.

Well, this morning I was digging around my backpack, the one I took to Colorado, searching for lip gloss, and I found it! I found the stinkin’ memory card! Oh my goodness, my day was made. Then… Then I dug through the bag I carried yesterday in search of my Kindle and I found Dustin’s headphones!

I love love love his headphones. They stay in place while I run, unlike my own. I hadn’t seen them in a few weeks, though, so I figured that I had left them on my desk and that Dustin had taken them back to work with him. I didn’t dare ask him. I didn’t want him to feel obligated to bring them back to me. They’re his headphones, after all. But now I have them back and I’m excited to be able to use them again! What a lucky morning!

I will be getting Dustin new headphones, by the way. Really good ones. His half-birthday is coming up at the end of the month and that would be the perfect little gift.

All right. My day has already been made. Time to jump on this train and get to work!

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