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Old 03-31-2020, 03:30 PM
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AND you were really, glad, happy, surprised when you discovered it again.

A little change of pace from the doomsday crap..

Could be anything, from that envelope with a couple hundred bucks in it to a forgotten set of tools,

anything that sort of shocked you that would/could forget about it when you found it again.

MY biggest "OH CRAP!" moment was many years ago. I was rummaging for some parts in a long set aside ammo crate when I found a broken down, disassembled complete NEW preban AR15. Not only did I forget about it being there... to this day I couldn't tell you where or when I got it. It was just there with no recollection whatsoever, almost like it materialized there.

As I get older I have a few more Aha moments, but those are for things like glasses or the TV remote.
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I just had it happen today. I need Blue Dot powder for reloading 9mm. I never had a 9mm until recently, but it seems 20+ years ago I bought Blue Dot. Why, I don't know. We had packed the house to move, and I was unpacking and found the Blue Dot in a box.

Weird.
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I found 3 pounds of powder, 1 of BLC(2) & 2 of IMR 4198. Now I wish I could find some more 30 cal bullets. Also the stripped AR uppers I thought I had laying around.

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Ammo.... About 12,000 rounds of it. Found it in the garage when we sold the house. Was slowly buying on dips during 2008-2016 and just storing it away.

Oh, and MagPul magazines. Accidentally placed a double order around Christmas time 2014 and just stuck it down in the garage. All 50 of them.
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Just an hour ago, I found a lost flashlight. It's really tiny, SUPER bright and has a strobe function. I haven't see it since we moved in 2015. My husband won it at a raffle on employee appreciation day.
I put it on the carabiner with the whistle and laser pointer that we keep in the bathroom. That bathroom has a concrete walk in shower and no windows, it's our tornado shelter. I keep those items there in case we are buried. With them, we might have a better luck attracting rescue.
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A large amount of cash, 2 times. The second time was the most and came right before my personal disaster, and really came in handy.
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Metal detector. Dug hundreds of old silver coins since then.
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I'm cleaning shop today because I'm a essential worker. That makes me feel about as special as when the girl at the strip club tells me I'm her favorite.

Anyhoo I found a 1 hp electric motor, tucked away on a bottom shelf. I must have saved it for my lathe so now I have something to do until the phone rings.
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I'm cleaning shop today because I'm a essential worker. That makes me feel about as special as when the girl at the strip club tells me I'm her favorite.

Anyhoo I found a 1 hp electric motor, tucked away on a bottom shelf. I must have saved it for my lathe so now I have something to do until the phone rings.
The girls at the strip club love me too. And not's not because of the money! They just seem to gravitate to me for some reason?
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Was cleaning up my gun closet on the weekend and found a box containing 6x50 round boxes of non corrosive, new production 7.62x25 ammo. Shipping label is dated almost 5 years ago. My TT33's will eat well on my next range trip.
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Two large full containers of hand sanitizer that were way in the back and I don't remember buying.
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No ammo, but I once found a flat tote under the guest room bed, shoved behind some other stuff, that was full of new, still in the package undergarments, t shirts, and socks. I must have forgotten they were there immediately upon putting them there. I had to sit and think for a minute when I found them. Of course it made me very happy, so I put the lid on and shoved it back under the bed for future discovery! Whee! I can't remember crap! Like a duck waking up in a new world every day.

Like everyone who moves a few times over 20 years, I had a few totes I just shoved in the garage and never got around to unpacking. A while back I was moving some stuff around in the garage and getting rid of some stuff I didn't want. I came across a few totes that had my old oil lamps, glass shades, wicks and spare parts in them. I have a couple of really neat old lamps that hang on the wall and had completely forgot I had them.
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I just had it happen today. I need Blue Dot powder for reloading 9mm. I never had a 9mm until recently, but it seems 20+ years ago I bought Blue Dot. Why, I don't know. We had packed the house to move, and I was unpacking and found the Blue Dot in a box.

Weird.
I found out I have three pounds of Superperformance,kind of forgot that I had it and the bullets that go with it.

Need more Bluedot!
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The dead prostitute in the trunk in the back of the garage.
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I had a Hurst Comp Plus shifter I bought new in '78 for my '65 Belair. I took it out of the car in '83, put it back in the Hurst box and tied it shut.

Opened it up to use in 2015... I was missing the white Hurst ball, but it had an extra shifter handle in it, same exact one as the other one. NO idea where it came from.
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It looks like a lot of us have been cleaning out the garage lately.

Besides a few "lost" tools, the most exciting thing I found was a path around the stuff stored in the middle of my garage.
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Looking in the freezer and found 3 pounds of spare ribs I had forgotten about. Time to cut some oak or hickory and get ready to smoke them.
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I lost my wallet for eight years once. It was in a box of papers. No doubt got thrown on top, buried and then the box was stored for years until I was going through it page by page, removed a page, and there it was with about $50 still in it.
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lost a Leatherman once. looked for it for 5 years. one fine day, go to the bathroom, come back, there it is on the living room floor covered in dust.

5 years later I heard it fall off the bed and I knew I would never see it again. still looking.
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I lost my 25 year Bulova watch I got from work. Scoured the house, figured someone grabbed it off the counter that was visiting. Well, found it tucked with a pair of socks in a work boot. My wife had a habit of collecting what I left out on the counter and putting it on the stairs for me to put it away.
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