Lost and Found…and totally annoyed!

AUTHOR: | POSTED: September 27, 2012 | COMMENTS: 6 Comments

Carolyn Savage

I lost me keys.  Not my everyday set.  You know the one that would cause concussive injuries if ever dropped on a small child’s head.  Nope, not those.  The other set.  The set that harbors only a car key, remote and a tiny little joybby-doo that I think unlocks a suitcase that I haven’t owned since the 90’s.


I actually didn’t even know they were lost.  That is…until I found them…in the most precarious spot.


Rewind a few days when Drew woke me in the middle of the night quite perturbed.  My car horn was going off, and as he slumbers directly above our garage, it seems he was unable to sleep through the intermittent blaring. 


Drew      Mom…Your car alarm is going off.


Me     I don’t have a car alarm.  Go back to bed.


Drew    Well then the horn in your car is possessed.  Make it stop.


After a half conscious investigation, I confirmed that indeed,  my car horn was beeping as if the panic button on my remote had been activated.  I turned it off, with little to know thought as to what had caused it, let our cat out the back door to avoid her early morning wake up call, and crawled back into bed.  Problem solved?


Not exactly.


Apparently my car horn had a bug up its butt, because the damn thing went off mutliple times the next day and night.  So, I relented and visited Mike at my dealership.  Oh…you don’t know Mike?  Yes you do.  He’s the nice service man at the dealership who snickers while licking his chops, knowing that he’s about to find multiple electronic malfunctions in your car by running  a $300 computer test that oddly resembles the paddles used to restart a heart.  I swear I’ll never understand how a computer diagnostic on a car can cost more than an x-ray of my sinuses…neither of which I needed…but I digress.


I left my car at the dealership over the weekend to no avail.  The horn didn’t go off.  The diagnostic tests turned up nothing I wanted to fix.  I was thoroughly annoyed.


Upon  arriving home, I sat down to give MK a breathing treatment.  When I turned the nebulizer off, the horn was doing its thing again.  What the hell?


And that’s when it hit me.


I was sitting in the most coveted chair in our family room.  Not only do the boys prefer it for their round-the-clock ESPN viewing, but it’s a rocker that I use to feed the girls’ their bottles.  Even our cat has a thing for sitting on it’s back.   


I quickly stood up and flipped the chair over, and low and behold…look what I found!


Amidst the dust bunnies and red Starburst wrappers hangs my extra set of keys –remote wedged into the spring!


 Apparently even the cat can rock the damn chair, depressing the panic button, causing the car horn to go bonkers. 


So this little escapade cost me $300, two days without a car, and the hour it took to clean the bottom of that chair. 


I won’t even tell you what I found wedged in the cushions, but I will be talking to the boys about using a trash can for their popsicle sticks.







6 Comments on “ Lost and Found…and totally annoyed! ”

  • Kelly Masters | September 27th, 2012 11:53 am

    I love it, absolutely hilarious!

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  • Kristen | September 27th, 2012 12:37 pm

    Oh my gosh Carolyn what a funny story.Glad you figure it out.Sorry you had to pay $300.00 for nothing that really stinks.

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  • Teri | September 27th, 2012 2:22 pm

    We had something similar happen but with us it wasn’t the car keys but my daughter’s retainer. She lost it. It was a week. No sign of it. She was AT THE ORTHODONTIST’S OFFICE with my husband picking up a replacement ($120 out of HER pocket) when I just happened to move the couch out to vacuum and lo and behold what do I find under the couch (aside from .37 cents, 2 pencils, a dirty spoon and a school of long-stale Goldfish crackers)?? One retainer. We still went through with purchasing the back up retainer, because we’re not planning on getting rid of 15 for awhile and that couch is always hungry.


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  • Nancy Osinski | September 27th, 2012 5:58 pm

    You crack me up! Hang in there and keep the posts coming! 🙂


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  • Dee | September 28th, 2012 6:14 am

    Oh my gosh, that is too funny! AND thank you SO much for not cleaning under that chair before taking the picture… makes me feel much better. 🙂

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  • TheNextMartha | September 28th, 2012 9:31 am

    omygosh! So funny. My husbands car actually does had some sort of electrical thing going on and it occasionally does a “light show” This means that last year when I was in my garage doing Halloween stuff, his front headlights just started turning on and off really rapidly. No one was in the car. It freaked me out.

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