Tuesday, September 10, 2013
oh ye of little faith
I did an image search for the word stupid and I can rightfully say my stupid doesn't even touch the stupid the search brought up so this post remains unillustrated.
If I hadn't already proved what a total idiot I seem to be turning into with my two brain farts the week I was gone, I'm totally convinced of it now.
Reality has indeed intruded.
In the last 24 hours I knocked the side view mirror off my son's car, failed to bring my tape measure to make a pattern and measure a space, and I lost my iPad.
I can tell you where and to the minute that I lost it. I just didn't realize it at the time and when I did it was too late. I went back, was only gone 40 minutes tops and that includes two wrong turns, but there was no sign of it.
After my appointment yesterday morning to take a pattern and I discovered my tape measure had not made it into my bag before I left home, I went to the church we did several years ago to photograph it again because I had lost all the large format pictures when the computer they were stored on crashed.
When I was done, I walked out to the parking lot, put my iPad on the rail of the truck bed just behind the cab, reached into my bag for the keys, unlocked the door, got in and drove off. When I got to my next destination I was early so I reached into my bag for the iPad except it wasn't there and was nowhere in the truck. I thought for a minute and...
damn damn damn
Rushed back to the church and of course it was nowhere to be seen so I went inside. Not at the welcome desk in the lounge, not turned into the school office, not turned into the main office.
fuck fuck fuck
Back I went to Hot Glass Houston to buy the opal powders I wanted and one of the guys there told me that if I went to the Apple store they could probably locate it for me. As it happened there was an Apple store in the nearby mall, so I thought it was worth a shot.
But no. Apparently I had the cloud function turned off because it didn't show up.
damn damn damn
So what to do? I use my iPad every day as a portfolio, as a computer away from home, as a communication device with my grandkids and kids, and many other things. Wait a couple of days and see if it turns up, which I didn't consider likely, that if whoever found it was going to turn it in they would have already or just go ahead and bite the bullet and buy a new one since I was right there?
The fact that they had a new upgraded version was a carrot. A big carrot. So after consulting with Marc, I bought a new one.
That was yesterday.
Got a phone call today from the church. They have it. Whoever found it didn't turn it in to any of the offices but instead just put it on a table in the lounge and it wasn't discovered until today.