Sunday, January 11, 2009

The dramatic conclusion to the saga of my missing phone

I know some of you were unable to sleep because you were so concerned about me not being able to find my phone. Well, you can all rest easy. Here's what happened:

My best friend Elle came over, and she helped me search high and low for my phone. Mr. Darling cleaned the whole house except the bedroom, and Elle and I cleaned the bedroom. Then, Elle showed what a great friend she is by crawling around on the floor with a flashlight and looking under all of our furniture. She found 23 cat toys, but no phone. Then, I climbed up on a chair and checked in our attic/crawl space, because I'd seen this story on Good Morning America and was convinced that there must be a person living up there who had taken my phone. The good news is that nobody was living up there; the bad news is that I didn't find my phone.

Finally, after our house was completely clean from top to bottom, Mr. Darling, Elle and I all gave up, held a memorial service for my dearly departed phone, and decided to watch a movie. Elle and I plopped down on the couch, and Mr. Darling rolled the ottoman over... and then stood in the middle of the living room laughing. Because, of course, my phone was under the ottoman (and I swear that we had all checked under there at least twice each).

So, um, my phone is back and my house is clean, so I guess it all worked out for the best.

24 comments:

Smalls said...

Yay, you found your phone!

I am anal about leaving my keys in the exact same spot every day. Cause I'm guaranteed a full house search when I don't.

That damn expat said...

Damn, you found it!
And I thought I was so clever for hiding it there.

Tova Darling said...

Smalls - yeah, I think I need to designate a special spot for my phone.

Expat - you're so sneaky!! I'm thinking that maybe Mr. Darling hid it to force me to clean the house.

Megan said...

LOL That's hilarious! I'm glad you found it!

justsomethoughts... said...

all hail mr d.!

Call Me Cate said...

I once did that with a box of medicine. I was sure I had left them on the table but they weren't there. We tore the entire house apart looking for them in every possible (and impossible) place. Finally, my husband gave up and sat back down at the table, where we had already looked, to read his paper. Yeah, they were under his paper. Grrr... Glad you found it though!

Kristy said...

That is funny. Glad you found it! Once I had my phone on my desk and my principal walked in, so I put a piece of paper over it. One of my students moved the papers later and my phone fell in the trashcan. Luckily it was on vibrate or I would have never found it!! Also lucky that I can bribe my students with candy or free time to look for it! Ha ha

Sassy Britches said...

What a great friend you have to come over and look with you! And yaaaay for you newly clean house! Great story! (I'm off to accept my bribe money from Mr. Darling for keeping mum this whole time).

A. said...

Found phone & clean house: win win.

MuseSwings said...

Thank goodness! I'm going to go take a nap now.
The phone was probably sliding along with the ottoman the first 48 times you moved it aside.

wendy said...

How wonderful that you found it! It'd have driven me mad to not have found it! Lucky you - your house is clean to boot. :)

littlesack said...

hahah. well. glad you found it. I made a baset that I keep by my font door. Keys and cell go in there every time I come home, or else I will loose them and go mad

Janah @ So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I read that attic article. The least he could have done was clean their house for them. I mean at least for using the attic space. How did you last one day without a phone? At least you found it.

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

Glad you found your phone! I hate when that happens...its always somewhere completely obvious. I lose my phone and camera on an everyday basis. Probably because they are the 2 things I can't live without...Thanks for visiting my blog!

Morgan the Muse said...

Dont you hate that? You swear you looked there, but sure enough.. there it is.

Maki said...

HA!!! I'm so happy for you that you found the phone, but the suspense was too much to handle!!

It happens to me all the time though - hate it!

Cheryl said...

I hate it when my phone ends up in places I've already checked..but at least you have a clean apartment!https://www.blogger.com/comment.do
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Errant said...

the easiest thing you can ever lose is your cell hone .. just ring and it will tell you exactly where the hell is it ? but not if it's turned off of course

every time i lose something i wish that i can call :( so it'll ring and i'd know where is it ..

anyways, congrats ..

ÄsK AliCë said...

Oh thank goodness! I also have a designated "Key holder" spot and if my keys aren't there, I panic

notthelifeiordered said...

hahaha you sound just like me! I lose EVERYTHING! I'm glad you found your phone (and that you have such supportive friends!)

I lost my keys over the weekend and I searched my entire apartment for an hour, couldn't find them ANYWHERE! I had checked all my drawers and took apart my bed/couch/entire kitchen and was about to give up when I lifted up my pillow and heard a little twinkle...yep. My keys had somehow gotten in my pillowcase. I have NO IDEA HOW but hey, at least i found them!

.::~P~::. said...

I hate when that happens.

On the plus side, things are clean :)

Tuesday Girl said...

I bet the cats did it!

Callista said...

Congrats on finding your phone and on the clean house. I bet the hubby did it to trick you into cleaning the house. Hee hee hee

Fabulously Broke said...

WOO HOO!

That's why I have a little 'station' near the door where I drop everything.

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