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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Germinated Tomatoes and Lost Money

I put the Homestead Tomato seeds in the pellets and placed them in sandwich bags on April, 6. They have lived in the car since then. On Saturday, April 11, the seeds germinated. However, my camera is AWOL so I cannot show you.

Speaking of lost things~~~~

Somewhere, I mentioned I lost a bank envelope, the kind they put your money in at the drive-up teller window. I knew how much it had in the beginning and sort of how much I spent. So, I figured I had misplaced almost $100 in cash. I searched high and low, dug around in the box in the passenger seat next to me. Finally, I resigned myself to have lost a large chunk of money. I have never lost that much money before. Mostly, I just think that I should have $5 more and know that I really spent it.

About five days later, I went to the passenger side of the car to remove the box. I had been removing a thing or two at a time from the box until I knew I could lift the box. There, right against the side of the box next to where I sat in the driver's seat was the envelope with $86 inside. Whew!

Okay, this is more exciting to me than to you. lol Really, I am sure my heart stopped when  I first "lost" it. Then, I searched in a cold sweat for days.

Your turn
Have you ever been sure you lost money or anything important and found it later?

13 comments:

  1. Many years ago, hubby and I were travelling and I "lost" an envelope containing ALL our trip money. I was hysterical. It turned up the next day--it had slipped out of my purse under the car seat.
    I never carried much cash after that. What a fright! And a good lesson for me!

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    1. Sue,
      That was awful for you, I know. My husband and I would divide any money between the two of us. My things I "lose" are usually between the seat and console. I hate consoles. Well, I am glad you found your trip money. Thanks for that story.

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  2. I have had a few to many of those days. Now I put it in my wallet right away and then put it away at home in my lock box right away. I once thought I lost the girls tuition and cried for hours till my mother dumped my purse out and it was stuck in the bottom of the stupid purse. Glad you found them

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    1. Judy,
      I can imagine that was a fright. Once, last fall, I lost my change purse with the rest of my grocery money in it. I looked and looked. No money. I even had to leave groceries in the store. Finally, I dumped my purse. The dark red change purse was on the bottom of my purse. Between the dark purse insides and the dark red wallet and my cataracts, I could not see it. Right now, I wish I knew where this bright red, shiny camera has gone!

      Now, I search the purse for anything I cannot find. I search all the way to the bottom, taking things out under a strong light..

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    2. That time, it was only about $10, so not a lot to lose, still a loss if I had never found it.

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  3. Oh yes. Been there, done that. Cold sweats and nausea. And mostly relief afterwards. Not the time I left my wallet at the supermarket though. Someone else got the lot. Though I was lucky I had paid for my groceries before I lost it.

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    1. EC,
      Oh my. So sorry. I left my purse in the cart one night after midnight and rushed all the way back to the store to get it. I was shocked it was still there.

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  4. I lost 3 large commission checks when I was selling real estate...I had closed about 6 or 7 deals that week and they all came at once. I was working on my deposit paperwork and got a call...I shoved everything in my desk. Anyway I came back finished my paperwork and made my deposit. A year later when moving office furniture to have the carpets shampooed, I found the checks...they had slipped under the back of the desk...about $28,000...for real! From that point on I had all of my checks direct deposited...even had to switch banks because mine didn't have that technology then.

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    1. Lynda,
      Did you realize you had lost the checks before the deposit? Were the checks still good? I just wonder why no one asked you why you had not cashed/deposited the checks. I can only try to imagine the relief you felt upon finding those checks.

      Whew, that was a biggie!

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  5. I have lost $1500. I put it in an envelope and then under *something* for safe keeping. That was quite a few years ago and I still haven't found it. One day I might get a nice surprise but really, I think it has gone. Just don't know where it could be...

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    1. Barb,
      When my son was about 8-yrs-old, I got him a Boy Scout knife for Christmas, put it in a closet and have not seen it since. I figure it got wadded up in the paper bag it came in and lost in the larger paper bag where I had other things and then thrown away. I did search periodically for about fifteen years. It's gone!

      You lost a great amount of money. Do you suspect someone found it and kept it? I think for that amount I would have taken everything from the house and put it on the lawn in an attempt to find it.

      How long did you search in the initial attempt to find it?

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  6. One year I tossed our tax refund check into the recycling and we didn't notice it was missing until after trash day. We had to wait for the check to be reissued but that wasn't my worst F up. Last year just after Tracey died we were getting ready to go to Mexico for a week with my sister. ....now remember, Mexico really isn't that far.... so I had gone to the store to pick up stuff, crap, snacks, water etc for the next day's journey. I shopped and while I was unloading I realized that My Purse was missing!!!! My purse that contained both of our PASSPORTS and about $1,500 cash! .Just shoot me now! fortunately my guardian angel must have been watching and by the time I had returned to the store my whole purse including all the contents had been handed in! I'm not religious but I do feel that someone was looking after this grief stricken mama! I tried to get information about who had turned it in but everyone in the store told me that they had never seen the person before! Do you think it could have been a Guardian Angel? I think it's a distinct possibility.

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    1. Oh Janet,
      Those were two biggies. At least you knew you could get the refund reissued. You were fortunate that an honest person found that purse!

      One time, in a large department store, I found a wallet in the stall on a little shelf. As I left the bathroom, a woman rushed in and snatched the wallet from me, accusing me of stealing it from the stall. Boy, was I angry and insulted. I tried to tell her I was going to turn it in. I think she believed me, but she was in such a tizzy over leaving it behind. I was just an honest person!

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