The latest lost item is very important to me: a digital camera. Two years ago I purchased a brand-new camera to take on a trip with me. I went to an autism conference, and we'd been offered a "photo safari" around the area, so I wanted to be sure I had a good camera for it. Turns out the safari never happened, though I did use the camera to take lots of pictures of the ocean and mountains. I don't think I've used the camera since then, because it's too big to go in my purse and I have a smaller camera that does fit in my purse and has a good zoom on it. However, it has very few presets, and none for "landscape." I don't know anything about changing settings on a digital camera.
In a few days I'll be going on a trip to Banff, Alberta, where I intend to take lots of pictures of mountains. I intended to take the big camera with me for taking pictures of mountains. But I cannot find the camera anywhere. Last I remember, I found an unpacked box in my porch several months after I moved to my new house, and the camera was in that box. I removed it from the box and brought it into the house, and that's the last I remember. I think I brought it into my bedroom, but I'm not 100 percent sure, and I haven't found it in the bedroom. (I looked, and it's not in the box in the porch.)
Monster helped me look last night, but we had no luck. I looked in all my usual storage spaces: the coat closet, the bedroom closet, the shelves that I use for linens. Nada. I don't know where else to look, and I have only today and tomorrow to look (and today is half over.) I am very tempted to go buy a new camera tomorrow. Monster says, "You don't need a new camera. You need to look after the one you already have." That doesn't help me find the one that I lost or help me take pictures in Banff. My sister suggested experimenting with the camera I do have to figure out the best settings for taking mountain pictures, but I don't have the time to do that or a place to take practice pictures that would mimic the mountains or scenery in Banff.
Too bad Shoppers Drug Mart doesn't still have a store that sells cameras. A few years ago there was a location that had a display of lots of good cameras (though the one I bought there stopped working after a week, and I didn't keep the receipt for it so I wound up keeping a camera that doesn't work.) I have $85 worth of Shoppers Drug Mart points that I could put towards a new camera, but they don't sell cameras anymore.