Thursday, April 25, 2019

Stash...

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
Last fall Sean gave me an extra pair of Maui Jim sunglasses he had. They were too small for him, but fit me perfectly! I liked them, a lot. Well with all the moving stuff to and fro, here and there, I decided to stash them so when the sun finally did come out again I would know exactly where they were.
Now, I've been racking my brain for months, looking every place I could think of, and still couldn't find them or remember where I stashed them.  Two weeks ago I decided to bite the bullet and order another pair of Maui Jim's. OMG, who pays that kind of money for shades. Now, I felt really bad that I had 'misplaced' my pair.  I ordered the cheapest pair of shades I could find from another company, $12 with free shipping.  Yay, they really aren't too bad. But they aren't even close to the shades I had 'stashed'.
The other day I was helping my granddaughter with a project and got down a banker box from my closet labeled office supplies, opened it up and there the Maui Jim's were. Right where I stashed them...  Glory be!
Thinking I need to get a big bucket (with lid) and write 'Stash' on it.  Then I can put stuff in it and know where it is.
 
early morning in Hood River by David Leahy
PS: These photos don't have a darn thing to do with this post, but the PNW is so beautiful I wanted to share. Now if I can just remember where I stashed those other photos...

30 comments:

  1. Your post reminds me of some of what I miss about the PNW (where I lived for 18 years). Skagit flats tulips and Rhododendrons everywhere.

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    1. WSF, Wooden Shoe is in Woodburn, Oregon, much closer to me than Skagit. I do want to see the Skagit Tulip festival. The Rhodes are starting to bloom here!

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  2. I had to look the prices on Maui Jim sunglasses. WTHell? I have a pair I love that I got at Wally World for $10.00 and they're even polarized. When I worked as an optician I well remember parents coming in to buy their spoiled teenagers whatever the heck was the sunglasses du jour for over $200.00. We were amazed and mystified that parents would even do such a thing.

    Love the spring tulips. Mine are just opening up.

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    1. Adrienne, Yep, way out of my price range, I don't believe I would pay that much for a pair of sunglasses if I had the money to do so. (think Sean might have gotten a deal on his via work.)
      Always amazed at the prices some parents will pay, so their kids can have the latest stuff. My kids & grandkids have all learned, you want it you work for it. It changes their mind about a lot of purchases.
      The tulips are beautiful here, my SIL has some in her yard that are 25 years old and still bloom'n.

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  3. Nice to hear you found your shades. I've lost track of the times when I 'lost' something, only to find it a week after I replaced it.

    Our tulips are up out of the ground, 12" tall, and loaded with buds. Should be very pretty when they pop open.

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    1. drjim, LOL, I have done the whole 'replace and then find the missing thing' so many times...
      At Easter we talked about how bright & beautiful the flower colors are here, compared to how faded looking they get in the Cali heat.

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    2. Yep, they sure get pretty when you don't live in a coastal desert!

      Our crabapple tree is loaded with buds. It should be in bloom in the next week or so. VERY pretty!

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    3. Lucky you to have a crabapple tree! Hope you take a photo of it when it's in bloom. Do you make crabapple jelly from the fruit? My granny and I used to do that.

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    4. I'll definitely post a picture when it 'pops'.

      We're not sure what type of crabapple it is, so we don't know if it's suitable for making jelly.

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  4. Heck, I lost my safety glasses on my desk today!
    I laid some paperwork on them.
    I'm glad you found yours.

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    1. Ed,
      I spent an inordinate amount of time recently looking for a pair of shoot'n glasses, to find that I had put them in the other range bag.
      Kinda glad I'm not the only one that can lose things right in front of me...lol

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  5. Haha. I think a box labeled "Stash" is a great idea!
    Glad you found your sunglasses. Now you can save the others for a spare set. :)

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    1. Linda, It appears that it is going to be necessary sooner than later...lol

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  6. Very nice images. Today we drove in the rain from here to there and back again and well into night. As driver, I wore my working (can see) glasses (sunglasses) well into darkness and commented maybe once too often that I could just barely see the road, never mind the other cars and trucks before being blindsided and handed glasses that don't work nearly half as well but aren't actually darkish.
    The day was not a good one. It was duty and love and familial regrets but,
    last night I found my CAR KEYS!!!!!!!!! missing these last 3 months AND, MY EZ PASS!!!!!!! missing about 3 years.

    When one sees the little faces upturned to heaven, mine will be among those of the little tots for I HAVE FOUND THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    stupid keys, stupid ez pass.

    The fourth pair of eyes, they're kind of critical. Trading back and forth between glasses at 80mph when the dominant eye shifts from the one lens to the other, well, let's say eye popping and doing it at twilight, not for amateurs. In the rain.

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    1. You powered through much better than most would have under those conditions. Good on you!

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  7. Ok I had to look them up to see how much they cost and Mercy--they are ridiculous. So glad you found them and now you can use the $12 ones for everyday and keep the others in a secure location for when you want to impress:)

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    1. A Patti, They are ridiculously expensive, but I didn't buy them, they were a gift from my son. They are great glasses and my ol eyes really like them, especially while driving.

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  8. Where I'm from we call it "Odenheimer's Disease". The first symptom is when get up and go to the kitchen then back to the living room with a blank stare on your face. The little woman used to laugh, but not anymore.

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    1. Woodsterman, LOL, mine seems to strike when I go upstairs and then have to go back down stairs to get what I went upstairs in search of.

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  9. I still have the Serengeti Drivers I bought in the early '90's. Have yet to see a pair I like better.

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    1. scamorama, one of my BILs gave me a pair of Serengeti Drivers long ago, they were the best! In fact the Cowman liked them so much he borrowed them, which was not a problem til he had a little dust up with a mean ol mama cow while wearing them...

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  10. No stash but I had a "Stuff" drawer. Had I say because now several drawers seem to be full of stuff. One of them had a small Christmas gift for a grandkid that I gave up on finding and re-bought. Sorting those drawers out for Goodwill or St. Vinnies.

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    1. Celia, LOL, I just call my stuff, stash... Been sorting through and there is more going to St Vinnies.

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  11. Good you found them. I've never heard of them but they sound lovely.

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    1. Rain, They really are good sunglasses, my ol eyes sure appreciate them.

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  12. Snerk, at least they weren’t in the glove box in the car... Not that ‘I’ have ever lost a pair there... Nope...

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    1. Old NFO, LOL, there are sooo many good hidey places in Nate (my Tahoe). Why I found one of my trailer hitches in one just the other day...

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  13. Loved the pictures and loved the story. I am still looking for things that I stashed to be sure to find them. Surely they will surface someday.

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    1. Annie, Thank you. As you can tell mine surface shortly after I get a replacement...lol

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