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Project 365 - Day 20

I spent all day yesterday and most of the day today looking for something - a photo album that belonged to my dad, with pictures taken on his tour of duty in Korea. Even though I can clearly remember bringing it home with me, I can't for the life of me remember where I put it, and it's driving me mad not being able to find it. The Korean War Veterans Association has been in touch; I sort of promised I would have copies made of the photos, to donate to their archive...now I can't deliver.

In the end, I went for a stroll - it was a lovely spring day and I was wasting it indoors. I heard a bird singing to my right, swung around, camera at the ready and...



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suze2000
Mar. 13th, 2012 12:54 am (UTC)
For example

http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/2012/02/thank-you-march-photo-day-starts.html

I've just read the rest of your post (I think I was distracted by the photo) - you know the photos will turn up, you only have one apartment, they must be there somewhere. I often lose stuff in here (doesn't help that Darren moves stuff around), but it always turns up in the end.
gamiila
Mar. 13th, 2012 12:11 pm (UTC)
a theme, you know, day one, shoes, day two, me, day three blue etc. Something like that may help you find a subject?

You know, that's a really helpful hint, and a great idea! I'll be sure to remember it next time I become stuck.

you know the photos will turn up, you only have one apartment, they must be there somewhere.

This is exactly what I've been telling myself for the last 3 days; but so far, I haven't found them yet. I close my eyes and I can picture the album so clearly, and I know that the last time I saw it, roundabout Christmas, it was on the dining table...I must have put it away somewhere, but I can't recall having done so, and I've checked all my usual hiding places...So I've given up looking in the hope that it'll turn up when I least expect it.
suze2000
Mar. 13th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Is there any chance that someone else in your family borrowed it? Did you have people over at Xmas? Maybe one of them has it?

Though if it was out before Xmas, the most likely scenario is that you "cleaned" it up before the influx of visitors and you've cleaned it up so well you've put it somewhere un-obvious.
gamiila
Mar. 14th, 2012 09:08 am (UTC)
the most likely scenario is that you "cleaned" it up before the influx of visitors and you've cleaned it up so well you've put it somewhere un-obvious.

That is exactly what I think has happened, even though at one stage I began hoping against hope that I'd imagined its presence in my home. I even went so far as to text my sister and ask if she might have any idea where that album had got to, and her reply was "I thought you had it?"

Although the album hasn't turned up yet, I have found some other items that -if I remember rightly- were cleared off the table at the same time, which I'm taking as an auspicious sign: the album must be here. Somewhere.