Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Speed Bump Along My 365 Project Path

I lost my phone.

Let me rephrase. We lost my iPhone.

I haven't cried over it. Yet. I expect it will sink in today.

We've looked everywhere. We've retraced steps, cleaned out drawers, moved piles, searched cushions.

We are almost certain we know what happened. At a restaurant for dinner. Ian playing with the phone.  I didn't carry my purse (because I often leave it behind) or have a pocket. Shea carried my phone in. When we left, we are both certain that we must have just walked away. Me thinking Shea had it. Shea not thinking about it because it's my phone.

We went back. They don't have it. I sent their corporate headquarters an email. It's been routed to all of their managers.

We wait and continue to look in all of the places we've looked three or four times already. I am beginning to feel sick.

I'm sick over the loss. I'm sick over the expense. But most of all...I'm sick that some of my 365 photos were only on my phone. A busy April meant several photos taken with only my phone. A busy April meant I didn't download according to my usual routine.

A lost phone means those photos are gone.

I started 365 in February 2008. I've never missed a day. Now I won't have proof of that. Now I'll have these little spots of nothingness. Yes, it's not the end of the world or cancer. But I am still missing them.  Those of you on the 365 journey with me will understand. There are other things too. Like the collection of funny things Ian says in my notes. Mileage records (sorry IRS). And probably a few things I've forgotten about. It is my photos I am aching for.

It's a speed bump. And I am sad.

10 comments:

Heather said...

I'm feeling sad with you :(

esther_a said...

Oh, Katrina!! Such an important part of your daily life gone! I do hope it turns up in some totally unexpected place!!

Mel @ Studio MCA Designs said...

I hate this for you!

This happened to my daughter, just like you, in a restaurant. We made all the calls - no one knew anything. We knew exactly where the phone was left. My daughter had laid it on top of her purse and it got bumped and fell to the floor. She got distracted and forgot to pick it up. We were the last people to sit at the table that night, and we are quite certain that a server stole the phone. We had it flagged so that it could not be activated by another user. So I asked the phone company what would make someone steal a phone that is not usable. They said for the memory card and all the music on it. Go figure! My daughter was so distraught over many of the same things you are, and was frustrated because she had so many contacts on there.

Anonymous said...

Oh Katrina I am so sorry I know the treasured photos you had maybe someone will feel quilty and return it..
Love you

Michelle said...

Oh - that's just NO fun at all!

But you still have the memories of what you did that day - and while it will still make you sad - a block saying "iphone photo here" with the journaling can still provide an answer for those days...

(((HUGS)))

J. said...

Horrid.
I hope karma bites them in the butt.

Have you tried calling it?

Anonymous said...

So sorry... I'd be really upset too! My iPhone is my third arm and extra brain. I take most of my P365 photos with it. Did you have it password protected at least? Did you do any recent syncs to iTunes? I sync my phone every night so that photos, notes, etc, are uploaded to my Mac every day. I hope everyone is doing that! I truly hope you find it, or that it's returned to you. {{Hugs}}

Christi said...

Oh my. I'm so sorry. I would be sad too. I wonder if apple does some sort of remote back up? Bummer?

Doris said...

Oh Katrina what a bummer. Crossing my fingers for you.

Have you tried the 'find my iphone'?
here's the link http://www.apple.com/mobileme/features/find-my-iphone.html

Melanie said...

I know exactly how you feel. I lost my point-and-shoot camera with about a few weeks worth of photos of my newborn. That made me so sick that I still don't like to think about it. Luckily I had a few photos from my DSLR, but I didn't care about the camera, only the photos. I hope that somehow you will find your iPhone!

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