3 Jan 2009

SMILEY SATURDAY - The lost battery

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Just before Christmas Eve on the 23rd December I lost the battery of my camera ! I had put it in the charger and when it was charged my intention was to put it back in the camera. But I didn't. The thing had disappeared. Now it happens quite often that I misplace my glasses or my keys, but a battery ? Mr. Gattino whom I informed about my loss, wasn't so surprised as I had already lost my slippers and he had found them in the fridge, but that was years ago.

I tried to remember exactly what I had done, but my memories always stopped when I had taken out the battery of the charger and held it in my hand. It was in the house, that was sure but where ?? I am a quite distracted person especially when my mind is busy with preparing posts or pictures to take and publish. We looked everywhere, Mr. Gattino even emptied the bin and checked (with Italian swears) the content piece by piece. I looked under the furniture, the carpets and turned my bed around. Nothing ! He even checked the litter box of the cats !

Finally we gave up. It would show up one day in a place where nobody had thought of. Deeply sighing about his terrible life with such a distracted person who shared his life for 40 years, he took his jacket and went away buying a new battery, badly needed for Christmas Eve. 4 shops later (no batteries anymore) and near a nervous breakdown he finally returned home with a new one and a bill of 59 € ! What an expensive battery !!

Yesterday looking for a mouse in the little bag with which I carry our "Baby Computer" what did he find ? the long lost battery !! I had put it in there together with the accessoires of the little computer ! That was really a place I had never thought of ! Now I am proud owner of two batteries, which is always good if ever I forget to charge one !



in this bag he found it !



Just to show you the size of the battery.

8 comments:

Merle said...

Dear Gattina ~~ I am glad you found the battery. As soon as you get a new one, that's when we find things.
The Begian recipe for chocolate is really yummy and between us we had quite a bit of it.. Thank you for your New Year wishes and I hope 2009 will be a great year for too.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Hootin' Anni said...

Well, at least you have a spare one now!!!

Maribeth said...

Oh my dear, I am always doing this sort of stuff, so don't worry. But I did love the story.

Maddy said...

I always appreciate a 'size guide'. You're lucky. I'd never have come across the safely stored for later item.
Best wishes

Melli said...

Yesssssss! I actually have 3 of these little suckers -- well one won't hold a charge - for $45 it won't hold a charge! BUT... whenever I am out and about and my battery goes DEAD - my spare is at HOME in the charger!!! And I spend the rest of the day gritting my teeth (the false ones) and being angry for not remembering to BRING it! LOL! (funny now - but not when it's happening!)

I'm so glad you FOUND your spare battery! I HOPE you have it with you when you need it!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh dear, Gattina. You sound like me...I forget where I put my glasses and get totally frustrated trying to find them...only to realise they've been on my head all the time!

However, I'm glad the battery finally turned up and that you now have a spare...always a good thing to have.

claudie said...

Good! you've got two now when you lose one you've another the time to find the other! Mr Gattino is a such nice guy! but me I didn't still find the Schooll key I lost just before the Christmas Holiday!!!

Pamela said...

I can so relate to that business of remembering where I put things.