Monday, November 26, 2012


I do not have an Iphone.  I do not have a "smart" phone.  I have just a plain old cell phone.  I can talk, I can text, and I can take pictures.

One day I will break down and get an Iphone.  I am not anti-I-phone.  I am anti pay-$25-per-month for a "data plan."  But I digress.

I lost my cell phone Friday evening.  I mean, it wasn't really "lost."  I just couldn't find it.  But I wasn't too worried about it.  I knew it was in the house because my dad had called me that evening and I hadn't been outside since then.

So Saturday morning I started looking for my phone.  I looked everywhere.  I looked all of the usual places, and all of the not so usual places.  I looked under the bed, under the couch, in drawers, everywhere.  I had my husband "calling" my phone with his.  Unfortunately, I had my phone set on "vibrate" so no way to hear it ring.  (Note to self . . . do NOT set phone to vibrate).

I had my daughter walking around the house with her phone "calling" my phone.  Finally, I thought I heard a little "buzz" from the vibration.  I turned the washer and dryer off to make the house as quiet as possible and said "call me again." 

And there, just faintly, in the laundry room, I could "hear" the vibration of the phone.

Do you know where my phone was?  AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TRASH BAG!!!

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I did a lot of house cleaning to get ready for company on Sunday.  I went through the house asking myself "why-did-you-ever-keep-this" and I threw away a LOT of stuff.  Somehow, I must have picked up the phone with a handful of papers and tossed it.  And I couldn't "hear" the vibration until I had taken the trash bag out of the trash can and set it on the floor for my husband to take outside and burn (yes, we live in the country, yes we burn our trash). 

I would really hate to lose that phone.  Not that it is an expensive phone, but, I have LOTS and LOTS of phone numbers in the phone. Numbers I don't have anywhere else.

So today, in addition to all of the MANY WONDERFUL THINGS in my life, I am so thankful that I found my phone!

Have you ever "lost" your cell phone?  Isn't it unreal that something I couldn't have even imagined as a child, is now such a big part of our lives?


  1. hear you found it!!! I used to tell my son, I think it's actually safer to text using the old phone because one can memorize the pad than the smart phones now. .No wonder
    so many accidents now because the driver needs to look to type. Even using the voice prompt doesn't help...God bless and protect you!!!

  2. I hate to say it but I misplace my phone all the time; it drives me crazy...short trip anyway -lol-.
    My phone is a Straight Talk...inexpensive and $30 a month for 1000 minutes of talk, 1000 minutes of text and 30 mg of i-net. I don't use half of all of it so it's wasted money. I need to check and see if I can get less expensive minutes. It's wonderful you found your phone...that's a blessing!

  3. You're lucky you had it turned on! At our house our cell phones don't work, so they are never turned on here. Oh and we have what we call to-go phones. They are made by tracphone and we just buy minutes when we need them. we've saved so much $$ since leaving AT&T.
    Now let me tell you about my smart-non phone. I recently bought an ipod5. and I love, love, love it.

    Wherever there is wi-fi I can get my emails, check facebook, Hobby Lobby coupon is always automatically downloaded by them, no more cutting coupons. I've found free wifi at Kohls, Target, Kmart, Capital Mall, Mcdonalds.

    One of the "free" apps is facetime. It;s like a web camera. I can talk to my brother in California state, my girl friend in north Missouri, my cousin in California, my daughter in Oklahoma. I love my i-pod!

  4. I've lost mine before. It holds all my important numbers, doctor appointments and some of my families home addresses. I hate to admit it but I'd be lost without my phone! And mine isn't a smart phone either and I admit, I'm thinking about getting one.