I was fiddling around with a .mobi file and wanted to see what it would look like on the itty-bitty iPod screen, so I reached for my electronic toy and it was ... gone.
I had it this morning. I had it on my pouch when I went to walk the dogs, but the iPod carrier was empty. I can't imagine how it would have fallen out. Maybe when I put the pouch on?
Nope. Not in the house.
Great. All the music and a few pictures, some books, pfft! gone.
I got a sticky pad and some tape and a pen and went to post the lost-iPod notes and reward and all, following my earlier path with the dogs. If it had fallen onto the sidewalk, it was gone, but I did cut through the drugstore's landscaping and the little park and maybe I'd get lucky ...
I got lucky. Found it on the side of the drugstore which doesn't get much foot traffic, lying on the bark dust obvious as you please. It wasn't raining, and nobody had picked it up.
Now and then, the universe gives you one. I'll take it.