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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Got the Keys But Lost a Tracker!

I Lost the Tile, Not the CameraI bought my Tile trackers last summer. Honestly, it was one of those things I got excited about for about one week and the thrill sort of passed. 

As we're presently under quarantine, we've not been out of the apartment except to the garbage chute. However, today, I noticed that my car fob was in a drawer of my bedside table but my keys were not. I have one of those detachable keychains which allows me to leave my heavy fob at home unless I'm driving. Why would I have separated my keys, I wondered? To hide them? I didn't remember putting them in any special place. I searched all sorts of locations where I may have hidden them. I could see nothing! 

Then, I remembered I had a Tile tracker attached to them. So I opened my phone app. It said my keys were nearby. The tracker plays a high-pitched little tune that guides one to the lost item. I muted the TV and could hear them. It was a bit hard to determine which room at first. Slowly, I followed the tune to my backpack that is still in the hallway. I opened lots and lots of pockets before I finally found them. 

My keys had travelled with us for the entire winter!  If I'd put away my backpack, I'd have not found the keys until some future vacation.

In addition, I learned something new.  I have my camera and case, but I discovered I must have lost their tracker in Playa del Carmen.  I just turned on the FIND option and I'll see if any member of the Tile network passes them.  I don't expect to get it back, but discovering it would make for an interesting story.


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