Always an adventure.
Lately I've been watching the calendar in my statistics to fill in as many dates as possible. I needed a cache today and decided this would be the one. Upon leaving work I noticed the battery was dead in my phone so I put it on the charger in the truck. There isn't much daylight left after work these days so I made a bee-line home to grab my Nuvi and headed down the road to this cache. Once the phone got enough charge I noticed a phone message and it was from Wendy. I tried to call back but there wasn't enough signal, I don't have much of a charge in the battery and besides that she knows I'm on a mission, I'll have to call back later.
The Nuvi directed me down Hwt 51 to J and then east to Turtle Lake Road, a very pretty drive into the cache zone. Upon arriving at the target I noticed there must have been some bizaare happenings out here recently (see pic). I fired up the geocaching app on the phone in case I needed more information, or at least to log the find. I set the phone on top of the truck so the GPS could orient itself. I found and retrieved the cache and then decided to take some pics. It was dusk and the moon was bright in the sky. I sign the log and returned the cache. I decided to log the cache from home so I could upload the pic and hopped in the truck to go.
Starting down the road I heard a thump behind me. That's not unusual, especially on a bumpy dirt road. I have quite a bit of electronic equipment in the cab along with survival gear and whatever else is in that backseat. It all becomes unbalanced now and then. In the galvanized toolbox behind the cab there are enough tools to rebuild this truck by the side of the road if necessary. Nothing out of the ordinary to hear a thump sound from back there.
About a half mile down the road I decide to check my cell signal and try to call Wendy again. That's when I realize that among all the electronic gizmos I have in that truck there is one that is missing. Ugh ! Now that thump sound is ringing in my head. I hit the brakes and pull to the side of the road. I check the top of the toolbox, nothing. I check inside the bed of the truck, nothing. Oh know ! It's getting dark and the hunters will be coming out of the woods soon and driving down this road.