Ever lost a Flashlight?

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Over the weekend I realized that I could not find my HDS Executive. I tore apart my house and my car looking for it. I literally had dreams about where I might have left my light. I might be a little obsessed with finding it! LOL I got to work today hoping that maybe it had been found and turned in. I have asked everyone. I had a couple of my nursing staff offer little pen lights and I had to explain nicely that they are not the same. The sad thing is that if someone finds it, they probably with not appreciate it for what it is!!
Ohhh.. I feel your pain.😰
 

rwolfenstein

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On a camping trip I lost a 3AA Mini Maglite and a 6 cell D cell when the river almost took me. It was a sad day, I said a prayer for it. Most likely it landed down river for someone to come across, but I never found them.
 

Buff

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Lost but off topic. I tore my house upside down looking for my latest greatest right hearing aid. To maintain the spirit of this thread i did use my flashlight extensively looking for it. The aid had lost its charge so i set it on the table next to my chair i eventually fell asleep in. My guess is my old cat knocked it off the table and either ate it (yes i have been checking the litter box) or played with it along the floor and it fell into the AC vent. I had my son check them as I can't squat down with my knee and my hands are large but i still think it's in one of the vents. I did move every piece of furniture more than once.
 

Monocrom

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Lost but off topic. I tore my house upside down looking for my latest greatest right hearing aid. To maintain the spirit of this thread i did use my flashlight extensively looking for it. The aid had lost its charge so i set it on the table next to my chair i eventually fell asleep in. My guess is my old cat knocked it off the table and either ate it (yes i have been checking the litter box) or played with it along the floor and it fell into the AC vent. I had my son check them as I can't squat down with my knee and my hands are large but i still think it's in one of the vents. I did move every piece of furniture more than once.
How many days was this ago?
It might still be stuck in kitty's bowels.
 

Buff

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Yes it might as it was 3 days ago. Cat is like 90 years old and still a pest lol. Has lost half her body weight in the last 6 months but still eating us out of house and home and pooping like a trooper.
If she passes away i will ask for an XRay lol.
 

Chadder

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I thought I would share an update. I have everyone looking for my light. One of my coworkers said, "Ill just order you a new one." I told her what it was called. She looked up HDS Executive and said, "OMG that's a $300 flashlight!" I asked her how much she paid for her purse? She said I made a good point, but multiple people have stopped by my office inquiring why I would pay that much. It's the talk of the place today. I'm glad no one noticed my other HDS clipped to my pocket. LOL
 

fuyume

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The last flashlight I know I "lost" was a Mini Mag-lite with a Nite-Ize LED conversion and tailswitch that I accidentally left at a friend's house in California when I was visiting in 2013. If I had a nickel for every Mag-lite I've ever lost in my life, I could be a Mag-lite dealer.
 

jz6342

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The last flashlight I know I "lost" was a Mini Mag-lite with a Nite-Ize LED conversion and tailswitch that I accidentally left at a friend's house in California when I was visiting in 2013. If I had a nickel for every Mag-lite I've ever lost in my life, I could be a Mag-lite dealer.
Me too. I've lost probably half a dozen of them since I started carrying them back in the mid-80's. The last one was at my folks house in about 2000-2001. After my parents both passed and we were cleaning out the house, I found it behind the wood box they had next to the fireplace (I have zero idea how it ended up there!). I put new batteries in it and it fired right up! These things are pretty much eternal ;)
 

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