We’ve all done it: Misplaced something and thought, “I KNOW it’s around here somewhere.” It’s just a matter of remembering where and when we last saw the item in question. My problem is the last time I saw the things I’ve been looking for was 3 PCS’s ago!
We’re finally in a location that actually has all 4 seasons. It’s gotten cold here and, lately, it’s been downright frigid. So I’d like to have my fleece hat and suede mittens that keep me quite toasty. And I know I haven’t gotten rid of them and that they ARE here SOME. WHERE. They just aren’t in any of the usual, likely places that I’ve looked. And I’ve looked almost everywhere. I say “almost” because, clearly, I’ve missed something.
The problem is that with our PCS history, they haven’t been needed in quite some time. Our last duty station was in a location that could best be described as hot as Hades balmy. I didn’t need a fleece hat or suede gloves there! Before that, we spent a relatively mild winter in coastal Carolina (the winters the year before and the year after we lived there were colder). Again, didn’t really need those items.
So, 3 PCS’s ago, while living overseas, is the last time I can clearly remember having those items. And I already know when I’ll find them again. It will be when I’m unpacking after another PCS, this time in a tropical location.
What items have gone MIA during one duty station only to turn up at another for you?