You know how a football bounces? End over end, all confusing and random? If you can predict, 100%, where a ball will land after wobbling all over the field after a missed catch, then I know a couple dozen NFL teams that would really like to talk to you.
The reason I bring this up has to do with the shape of the GPS receiver. Y’see, it’s kinda squarish. And oblong. And rubberized, so it bounces when you drop it. Which is why finding it was such a pain in the ass.
Oh yeah. It’s been found now! So we’ll be doing some geocaching soon.
Thing is, it was in a completely bizarre location. It was upstairs on a low shelf under a countertop next to the top of the stairs. There’s no way I would have put it there, so it must have gotten there on a strange bounce after falling off the countertop.
And the really cool thing is that I wasn’t even looking for it this time. I was looking for the motion sensor that I’d been using for the upstairs lights. Every time I walk up or down the stairs, I trigger it, and there’s a “click” sound. I’d really like to get it set up for use with the upgraded house server, but I can’t figure out where I put it.
So obviously, I’ve got to misplace something else, so that I find the motion sensor while looking for it. It worked for the GPS receiver after all.