What is Lost -Is Now Found

There are people in this world who pay it forward; they are unselfish and do something for another person – just because.

My life was in a little bit of a tizzy Friday when I lost my cell phone. I don’t know how, but I left it on the PATCO train coming home from Philadelphia into South Jersey. My mind was bogged down with some serious details I have to sort through and I suppose I had the phone in my hand and put it down as I was getting up to get off the train.

For hours, I dialed the lost phone; eventually, the call went right to voice mail indicating the phone was off or worse – trash. I then proceeded to change my passwords on multiple emails and other accounts. I suspended service on the lost samsungphonephone and activated a ‘dumb’ phone on my account while I searched for and ordered a new device. I mentioned to my family Friday night that I had a feeling that the conductor on the train (I had been sitting a few rows back from the conductor) might have turned in the phone at the end of his shift.

PATCO lost and found was not supposed to be open today according to the person I talked to Friday. This morning, my husband and I were at the gym at the same time. I never take my phone into the gym. He came over to me and told me what I had hoped: the phone was found and was at lost and found.

A woman never showered so quickly and dressed for the day. I drove the five miles to Lindenwold and a lovely PATCO employee returned my phone. The only thing gone was the purple protective case. For $7, I have another on order. I’ll never know who found my phone and turned it in, but I’d like to send good karma his or her way – and hope that something nice happens to him or her soon.

Now I have to go through the ordeal of returning the new phone I had ordered. that will be fun. As for my found phone – anyone have an idea for making sure I don’t lose it again?


Your Don’t Know What You’ve Lost..Till You Lost It

I lost my cell phone today. Just like many, many people – my life is in my cell phone. Much of what’s in my phone IS recoverable.; even photos. Today I had several important business calls – those all took place via another number. In between, I kept calling my phone hoping some nice person found it and could answer it and save the day. After four rings, samsungphonethe phone went to voice mail. It was very weird hearing my own voice mail message. After a while, the phone went directly to voice mail. The possibilities are:

1. Someone found the phone and turned it off (then did who knows what with it)

2. The phone is out of range

3. The phone – is toast.

VERY long story-short, I suspended service on the lost phone; I have a dumb phone at the moment with my regular cell number and I forked out more than $300 to by new hardware. If the phone arrives tomorrow as was promised, I’ll have to jump through the service provider hoops to again change the hardware assigned to my phone number. Of course then I have to reinstall my emails, all the apps and everything else. I also spent a lot of time late today changing all my passwords – just in case.

There’s still an outside chance someone turned the phone in to lost and found where I think I lost it; but it’s a holiday weekend and the lost and found place won’t be up and running until Tuesday. Who knows, I may have TWO phones by the middle of next week.  I think I’ll velcro the new phone to my recalled hip.