So now we have a spare Ellie Mae key, and when I got home, I went to put it where I've put the other spare car keys. Except, I had to think of just where that is.
See, I have various stashes of things I don't want certain people getting into. It's not that I don't want these certain people having access to the things I've got stashed, it's just that these certain people have a habit of not putting things away (grrrr), however important. Either that, or the things I have stashed are reserves of things that are readily available. If I put the entire stash out in the readily available places, they get plundered, I guess because of the illusion of limitless supply!
So I stash things, either because they're important so need to be in a safe place, or because if I make them plentiful, the bounty is wastefully raided. Stashing works wonders... except, I often forget where the various stashes are.
Today's hunt for spare car keys is the third such forgotten stash in recent days.
When Chaco was home this weekend, he mentioned he needed some new socks.
"Oh, I've got a spare pack of your socks. Where are they?". An exhaustive search turned them up. Truth is, I'd discovered packs of spare socks when I was recently looking for something else.
The next day, Wolfgang wanted some Chapstick and asked if I had some stashed. "Yep, sure do!" Heck if I knew where...
Luckily, our house isn't that big. We found the Chapstick.
Now, I know I'm not getting dementiaed. These various stashes are all very organized in boxes or other such containers. But then I take those containers and put them in some out of the way place. I know that we'll find them EVENTUALLY if we look, so I don't etch their locations in my brain very deeply.
But do you see the problem? Which is perhaps the reason I keep forgetting where the stash locations are? For example, Wolfgang wants Chapstick. I know there's some in the house somewhere. I offer some suggestions and tell him to go look. He finds. Then I must change the now non-secret Chapstick stash location to some other location lest it get plundered. God forbid our Chapstick stash should get plundered.
It's NOT dementia. Is it?
So remember, when the zombie apocolypse comes, we've got plenty of provisions. I'm just not sure where they are.
And on that note, has anyone seen our spring?