Thursday, August 16, 2007

Electronic Hide and seek


I was all ready to journal about Stanley's visit to our house and couldn't find the camera. I had taken a picture yesterday of Mini-Me and Stanley reading together...


Oh - wanna see?

After taking this picture, I put the camera down and went about my business and to wait for a photo chance with G-man.

This morning, Stanley was ready to check out our day but the camera was no where to be seen. We cleaned the front room because today was the day for it - no camera. We checked the kitchen counters and under the mail - still no camera. We checked the computer tables - found some dust, but no camera. After cleaning the front room we found oodles of pencils, though.

Oh! I know! Maybe the Professor has the camera with him at his training day. I'll get the cell phone and text him, just in case he's in the middle of an important lesson. He's handling the GPS training today.

I can't find the cell phone. .

I remember calling the Professor on our way home from church last night. I remember taking it off of Vibrate. I remember taking it out of my pocket and putting in on my dresser - so it wouldn't inadvertantly get washed in the laundry.

Maybe I'd made it all up. So I did the obvious thing. I called the cell phone from the house phone. Nothing. Maybe I hadn't taken it off of vibrate after all. I sent Mini-Me out to the van to look and to get the mail. She came back with the mail and no cell phone.

I'm getting frustrated. I called it again - and could hear it vibrate. Aha! It was near by. I could tell. Because of the vibrations I could also tell it was near something wooden. I had the kids turn on their listening ears and we would follow the vibes.

That was a good idea until they started hollering "I can hear it!! I can Hear it!!" Rats. Foiled again. I hollered "SHHHHH" and called the phone again. I'm in Mini-Me's room now. I don't remember being in there with my cell phone.

I call it one more time, This time I hear music! I didn't leave it on vibrate!! I get a "lock" on the direction of the sound - and I go in.... This is Mini-E's bed.

The one Mini-Me was jumping onto when she hurt her elbow and then her lip. (I can not figure out how to get the sheets to stay put, as they are too big.) Half of it is under the top bunk, the other half isn't. The kids call this the "Cave". The music and vibes are not in Mini-Me's bunk - they're coming from the Cave!

Behind the head board, on the floor, I found my blinking cell phone AND right next to it - my missing camera.

I'm not losing my mind, I'm just losing my stuff.

I pulled the bed away and retrieved my things, and put the bed back. I was tempted to leave it pulled out - you know - just in case.

At least it wasn't the toilet.

10 comments:

Dapoppins said...

So, how did your camera and your phone get under the bed? What else is under there?

A&EMom said...

Ooooo, a secret, electronic rendez-vous! Wonder if soon you'll see little flashy beeping babies crawling out of Mini-E's cave? I love it!

Our E seems to only hide things at Grahmi's house. The list includes a remote, special music box from overseas, several puzzle pieces and some very expensive jewelry!

TobyBo said...

it seems that Stanley is a trickster, hiding things at your place. Hope you can get him under control.

ComfyDenim said...

Here I was going to blame Mini-E and now I've got my wary eye on Stanley...

ThoughtfulMom said...

Hmmmm...

At our house it is Stanley that has gone missing. Must write post...

Melanie said...

this so reminds me of an episode of The Brady Bunch... (I realize I'm dating myself here).. Anyway, if it was the dog and all the stuff was in the dog house.. very much like the "cave".. If you don't have a dog, then my bet is on Stanley.

applesofgold said...

Hi Amelia! I'm sorry I haven't been here to visit in awhile-I've been swamped with end of summer activities and lots of emotions.
Oh-we do make butter, but don't usually churn it-we did that for my nephew. I have a battery-operated churner that I always use. And we don't milk a cow-we get the milk from a nearby farm-LOL.
This is a funny post and could be my house! If I'm not losing my sanity, I'm losing my stuff, too! Or rather, someone else is losing it for me to save me the trouble.
LOL. I'm so sorry your dd broke her arm! I'm going to have to read more posts to find out the details.
Hmm, I thought about asking you how to get Stanley, but it sounds like he could be a troublesome houseguest. LOL Have a great day! Holly

Melanie said...

Well, you're not exactly losing your stuff- it seems as though someone is borrowing it!!

Randi said...

You seem to have a technology collector on your hands! ;)

Debbie said...

My precious one likes to hide things in his BIG cars. When he was younger he would hide his pacis in these. Only we didn't know where they were and it would drive us crazy looking for one when it was nap time!