Lost & Found: The Basics

March 4, 2014 By Archives, The Soapbox

I recently lost one of the things that I actually care about…

My external hard-drive : (

As much as I love all of my Apple produts and over paying for a pair of socks, at the end of the day, I could care less if I loose these things. They are products, and nothing more. So, why am I so bent out of shape about loosing my external? It had over 7 years of photos on there. They say a photo is worth a 1000 words, and I had well over 1000 photos. I’m no math major, but if my calculations are correct, I lost a shit ton of words.

It wasn’t even the fact that they were the nicest photos in the world, but they were still a scrapbook of my life for the past 7 years. A place to look back on during nights when i’m trying to clean my room, or days when i’m searching for something else on the drive, and I stumble on a random night of fun at the Coach House. Sure, I can maybe think hard about all these memories now, but 15 years down the road, there is no way I’ll be able to remember half of what I had on that external.

What i’ll miss most are the photos. The photos that tell the story of my life for the past 7 years. Shit.

I’m never loosing anything, ever, again.

Okay, so that might not be so realistic, but I can try to set myself for loosing a minimal amount of things down the road. I’ve already made steps in the right direction.

1. Return address labels.

Just ordered some of these bad boys on Vistaprint. I added my phone, email, and unique URL that is now live on my site!


2. Joeanhalt.com/lost-and-found

Thats right, on my return address labels, I added something a bit more me! If you ever come across a missing item of mine and don’t know me, you can visit Joeanhalt.com/lost-and-found, and fill out the missing item form, and maybe get a reward!

3. You better think, think about what ya not trying to loose

I know I am not immune to loosing things, but this experience has really made me realize you need to check, re-check, and re-check again all of your valuables. When your travleing, check for your passport and toothbrush. When you are in a busy shopping mall, check for your kids, and when your at the ballpark, check for your wallet.

Happy keeping your stuff from getting lost!