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#1 Night shift

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:51 PM

 Misplaced my TV 17mm type 4. Cant find it to save my life.  I hope I'm not the only one who has done this. and the search goes on. At this point I have to laugh.  



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:00 PM

Don't let the lawnmower find it!

 

Good luck,

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:01 PM

I've only done this once and didn't even know I had an eyepiece  missing until I found it cleaning the car (it was under a Car seat).

Retrace your last outing (last time you used It).


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:14 PM

I usually find mine still in other scopes I use.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:27 PM

The garage needs cleaning. Now I have a reason. 



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:41 PM

Its not in the truck, I did find my bluetooth for my phone. Thats been missing for a year.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:48 PM

Sometimes I find something right where I intentionally put it, and when I do, I remember why I put it there.

 

Other times, I find something where my wife put it, which is not at all where I would have put it, since she just wants it out of sight.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

Misplaced TV #4....

not exactly a little thing!   

Did someone use it as a door stop?



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:15 PM

Sometimes I find something right where I intentionally put it, and when I do, I remember why I put it there.

 

Other times, I find something where my wife put it, which is not at all where I would have put it, since she just wants it out of sight.

Omg my wife and I are having this "war" right now. I will have something that I never use, but the minute I start using it, go to look for it the next day and it's an easter egg hunt. Now, every time she moves something (for literally no good reason) I move something of hers and claim ignorance when she asks me where it is. So far, I am winning this battle. 


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:46 PM

The lawn mower will find itwaytogo.gif  shocked.gif

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:14 PM

  I hope I am not the only one who has done this. I am over it and it time to replace it. Just about the time it gets delivered, I will find it. I am happy about my blue tooth deal. So all is not lost. No pun intended. And no Don its not in the yard. Lawn was cut yesterday and I didn't hear any unusual noises, nor did I see black and green stuff coming  from under the mower..  lol.gif    



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:35 PM

I lost an ocular during a star party one very dark night in the middle of the Everglades. In the dark when you are switching eyepieces and not paying attention to where you lay them down it is easy to go home without one. I did it once, and now I am more careful with my stuff. LOL



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:48 PM

Oh - thank you very much for these anecdotes.  Just last week I was outside in the yard late, was tired, packed the classic C8 up, brought it inside and went to bed.  Couple of days later I was prepping for another clear evening when I suddenly realized I didn't have the eyepieces!  Looked all over, asked the wife if she moved them...  Went outside and there they were - on the ground in their boxes with their caps on tight right where I carefully left them when I brought everything else inside.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:23 PM

17T4 might have got scared and ran away when you ordered the 17 Ethos shocked.gif

maybe hes deep in your case bawling.gif

Maybe he needs a nice talking to, its ok we still love youflowerred.gif  come out and play lol.gif


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:27 PM

One time my wife and I looked all over our house for our important tax papers. No such luck. One day I was getting some ice cubes from our freezer and there were the papers....the exact place I left it. Weird place to find them but I did. You never know but it's around somewhere...maybe a weird place.

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:49 PM

I once lost my school class ring watering the gardens and noticed it missing as I reached for the door to enter the house.  Looked for it everyday the first week and again during the first month.  10 years later I was thinking about ordering a replacement, and a month later my wife was pulling up a weed and gues what was on the stalk just above the roots.  Fortunately a gold ring does not decay with time.

 

Good luck finding your eyepiece.  Check bot the gear you took out, the site you were at, and lost and found if they have one.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:54 PM

My usual heuristic is that, nine times out of ten, lost objects are close to where they should be, but blocked from sight.  From its correct position go several feet in every direction, accounting for every cubic foot of space.

 

For something that might have been lost on an expedition, the right tactics are different.  Think about all the things you shifted around while unpacking.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

Still in the focuser.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:35 PM

Went back out into my yard tonight looking for (becoming my biggest problem) a lost eyepiece cap. Probably 10 minutes with a flashlight. Finally gave up on it, then 30 minutes later I feel it in my shirt pocket (where I put it so I wouldn't wonder where it was). foreheadslap.gif



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:37 PM

Truth be told I have lost bigger and more expensive items. When I was in my early twenties I lost my car one night. But that was self inflicted. This will probably be one of those deals where I find it when I'm not looking for it. It's a clear night out and I'm headed out.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:09 PM

Happens from hoarding too many, lol. An eyepiece is something I have never lost. Heck, I've never even lost an eyepiece cap come to think of it.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:49 AM

I don't have that many eyepieces...



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:22 PM

The only thing I misplace are my eye glasses. Probably 3 or 4 times a day....



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:43 PM

How about checking a coat pocket or maybe a tripod spreader/eyepiece tray?

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:03 PM

I'm sure it wil show up. If it was my glasses I could just get another set at Wallgreens. I must say I'm very surprised that more people havent lost one. 




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