Tuesday, January 4, 2022


When I was married, one of her less than charming traits was never being able to find her glasses, keys, wallet, etc. It seemed like every departure was delayed for a “treasure hunt”.

Despite having six+ pairs of eyeglasses, she would still drive at night without glasses. She wrecked two cars over the years driving without her glasses. By luck and the grace of God none of the kids were hurt.

This morning I was reminded of those days when I couldn’t find my house keys. Banner needed his morning outdoor latrine visit. We went anyway and a neighbor let us back in the building.

I am organized, as you can see in the picture, mainly because I operate on autopilot in the morning until I have my coffee.

Last night I was distracted by a neighbor as Banner and I arrived from his 10 pm last call. The neighbor was commenting on his new coat.

As usual, I found my keys in the last place I looked, which was next to the coffee pot. Yes, I live the title of my blog.


RHT447 said...

Dusting off an old one--

As those so inclined make the sign of the cross--

Watch, wallet, spectacles, test---.

drjim said...

Banner looks dashing in his new coat!

Did he fight it at first? I've had dogs back in Illinois that did NOT like getting their jacket put on, until they'd worn it outside a few times. Then they "came around"!

Well Seasoned Fool said...


He is mellow about the jacket. Last winter he became accustomed to a sweater. This jacket is windproof, warmer, and covers more of his body. The grey pippings are reflective. I got it in orange for safety.

I also got him some foot coverings/boots. We will nee some work with those.

Old NFO said...

RHT- IT works!!! Good luck with the booties. My dog chewed them up in the first 15 minutes... sigh

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Chewed up the booties? Yes, I can see that happening.

Greybeard said...

"No Coffee? No Talkee" is one of my favorite phrases.
Beautiful wife has lost one of the FOBS to start our Taurus.
Check the price of one of those things!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I've learned the hard way how much they cost.

Here is a trick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUwdKB19HpU&ab_channel=TrailblazerFilms

Mercedes fobs cost in the upper hundreds. A story that reflects on my character. Mannheim Auction (dealers only) had me working one day a week moving cars through the bid line. The big cheese manager lit into me one day and made a production of firing me in front of a crowd. As I exited the premise, I left the keys to a Mercedes that was in my pocket inside a PortaPotty tank.

LSP said...

One of the best things is closing and locking the door and then looking at your keys sitting there, on the driver's seat.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

BTDT several times; or my front door with my keys still inside.