Tuesday, April 03, 2007

5 Missed Calls...

...because I'm an idiot.

I left my purse, including all of my identification, credit cards, flash drive, and cell phone (and Keri Dutton's cellphone) at our very first stop 2 hours down the road on FMT tour! I set most of my stuff down off to a corner in the church, but put my purse underneath the piano by my feet. I set my camera down on top of the piano and remember thinking that it would be really bad to forget my camera at the very first stop. So I know I was very careful to get my camera and other belongings; I even did a "loss prevention" check where all the students were sitting, but I managed to forget my purse. I didn't notice until we got off of the bus at the NEXT place approximately another 2 hours down the road. I guess when you're not driving and don't need to grab your keys out of your purse...

Anyway, I was able to get a hold of the school and had them overnight it back to me in Lafayette from Friday to Saturday. I really didn't need anything in my purse on tour, other than a little bit of money (I had neglected to get cash before leaving anyway so I didn't have any in my purse as it was). But Mrs. Heim was able to bale me out and loan me a few dollars for souvenirs in Grand Haven.

So I should have received my purse on Saturday, but the ONLY hour that no one was home (between 1:30 and 2:30), apparently the mail came, and thus my purse was taken to the post office, which is closed from noon on Saturday until 8 AM on Monday! I did have an emergency fund of cash at home that I had saved from a teacher's bonus, although I had saved a $100 bill for my "emergency fund"--which no fast food restaurant will accept, and all the banks are closed on Sunday so that really didn't do me any good either. (An emergency cash fund is a good idea but you may want to consider stocking it with smaller bills.) Thankfully I was able to go and pick up my purse Monday night around 6:00 at the Post Office (it was back there after being out for delivery). My cell phone actually still had battery life left, and was still on vibrate from when I had turned it off for our first tour performance. The alarm is set for 6:30 AM every weekday, too, so I'm glad that the package wasn't mistaken for a bomb or anything!

I am very glad to have my purse back!

2 comments:

seminarybeachbum said...

Your poor purse, bein' left out in the cold like that. Glad you got it back. Do you do things like this intentionally just so you'll have interesting things to post about? :)

Sarah Hill said...

You should have asked them to turn off your guyses phones. Oh well, it's in the past and you have it back. I'm glad that you told everyone that you have a $100 bil...now we'll get robbed for sure. Folks, she also leaves the door unlocked when she takes the dog for a walk in the evening, roughly 8 or 9pm..
Anyway, glad you got your purse back :) :) Now I won't have to buy all of your stuff anymore :)