|Sonoma Coast, CA|
I loaned my camera out shortly before I left on my vacation this summer. The person I was loaning it to had their own SD card, so I took my little card out, and sent the camera off.
Now, this was shortly after I'd moved in, and I didn't want to misplace it (those things are expensive!), so I kept moving it around. It was in my catch-all basket. It was in the drawer of the buffet. It was tucked into the corner of the sideboard. Finally, I got tired of moving it around and put it somewhere safe.
The camera came back home, and I told myself, now grab that card and put it back into the camera. But, I got busy with other things, and forgot.
Two weeks later, I was packing for my trip, grabbed the camera, and started looking for the card. I was convinced I'd zipped it into either my briefcase or the camera case itself. Nope. I looked high and low. I looked in ALL my favorite hiding places. I looked in the catch-all basket. I looked in the buffet. I emptied my briefcase at least three times. Nope.
Finally, I gave up. I needed to finish packing and hit the road. So, I grabbed my backup card - the 2GB one, which fills up FAST with my new camera - and made do while I was on the road. When I got back home, I resumed the search. I checked drawers and baskets and under and behind things. After an hour or so, I gave it up for lost.
About a week later, I was getting out a wine glass, and happened to look into a small pottery bowl I keep on the same upper shelf. And there it was! Safe. very safe.