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Losing Diamonds

November 25th, 2006 at 07:55 pm

I have very few diamonds. And not large things. Just a couple of things bought as gifts and with meaning. It is time to get one of them cleaned and the setting checked. So I went to get it out. And it wasn't there. It wasn't anywhere. I looked through every possible place in the house. Hubby joined the search. There weren't many places I would have put it. I didn't care about the money. But I did care that it was a meaningful gift. So I felt horrible about it. Hubby knew that I might have put it away for him to take if hurricane evacuating this summer because I was on a trip with the kids. So I looked through a couple of boxes still unpacked. Nothing. Rats. Gotta be here someplace. After a frustrating time this afternoon, I pulled one of the boxes on out of storage and took another look. It was a box of inventory receipts and inventory pictures. Why on earth would I have put anything else in there? Guess what, that's exactly where it was. I guess I slipped it in there thinking it was the box of old pictures of my grandparents and other mementos that I can't replace. The plastic boxes are identical. I probably wouldn't ever have looked in there again, but Hubby knows my brain. Sheesh. I'm glad I don't own much expensive stuff because I can't keep track of what I have now. Also made me realize that quality of meaning is more important than quantity. Maybe I should look at all the things I buy that way. Should get me to buy less.....

7 Responses to “Losing Diamonds”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am happy to read that you did find them. I know how that pit in the tummy feels when you lose something near and dear. I have lost a few and boy, I hate that feeling.

    Nice, happy ending!

  2. janH Says:

    Gosh, I was stressed. I'm so glad I found it!

  3. mairgrif Says:

    JanH - totally understand. For the longest time I stored a valuable diamond ring in a desk first aid kit. I didn't take it to school, so I put it somewhere obscure when I wasn't home, so if anyone ever broke in, they wouldn't find it. Who would look in a ratty, broken first aid kit for a diamond ring? The wonder of the mind.

    Marianne S.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm glad you found it.

  5. kealina Says:

    i'm glad you found it too... i hate losing stuff too....

  6. tinapbeana Says:

    glad you found it! perhaps having a box labeled as 'precious memories' would help remembering that it's not just photos in there...

    as for where to store valuables so a thief wouldn't find them: my best suggestion is doubled baggied and in the bottom of a litter box. what crook is going to root through the litter box?!?

  7. janH Says:

    Thanks all! Mair and tina, (LOL)your hiding places are good--I've only been hiding things from myself til now!

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