father in law is missing (updated)

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, May 9, 2009.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Backtrack to Thursday. That little bugger snuck out to go turkey hunting by himself. How do I know? Well, on Friday morning I called and asked him over for dinner as he is alone. I said H has the day off tomorrow and would love to go to the woods with you. "Oh, no...I went yesterday afternoon." I am hugely biting my tongue at this point. We had a few turse words then he came to dinner.

    Today I get a message for him that says 'urgent.' I didn't get it right away as my phone was on vibrate. Maybe 30 minutes later. Tried calling back...no answer. Walk over to the house and no car. I'm going to strangle him. Called mother in law and she is frantically driving back from IL.

    It could be something as simple as pushing the wrong button on your cell...who knows. He's not very adept at using it. I'm sure he'll surface, but he's going to have to face me upon that. I hate worrying. Stubborn old guy.

  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    OMG Abbey, I hope he's ok and just pushed the wrong button.

    Saying a quick prayer that this is the case and you find him quickly.

    Please keep us updated.

  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Oh gosh! I hope you find him quickly and I hope he's o.k.!!! Update when you can!
  4. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Still no reply. mother in law is home and frantic. The stubborn old guy is probably sitting down at some quarter bar with old friends. The wrath will come upon him. He's usually out gardening all day. I SWEAR I will take his keys this time.

  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Adding in another prayer-I hope he is found quickly and that he is fine. Then, take away those keys!
  6. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Pretty scary, Abbey. I take it you've called around to his favorite haunts?

  7. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Oh Abbey - I hope all is well. Do you have husband headed toward the hunting spot?
  8. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    You need to get that guy a GPS tracking device... maybe your local P.D. can loan you an ankle bracelet? :tongue:
  9. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Oh, geez. Finally found him just a few minutes ago. He was trying to go to the woods to hunt and got lost on his way. (He only goes there maybe 100 times a year.) Fortunately a car passer saw him wandering. He has my info in his wallet and they called. mother in law was on her way back and picked him up. Now we have to figure out how to get his car back...WITHOUT KEYS. :mad: He doesn't know where they are. Backup set at home, fortunately.

    Thank you for your concern. I was worried.

  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Thank goodness you found him!!! Whew phew!! I was worried. I can't imagine how you, husband, and mother in law felt!

    Scary to the nth degree.

  11. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thank goodness he's safe!
  12. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So glad he is safe!
  13. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    So glad that he is well. Unless of course you have gotten a hold of him since your last post.

  14. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I hate asking the obvious, but is it maybe time to buy a leash? (Slinking off to the corner now...)
  15. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Quite honestly...at this point I would consider a leash. He is a stubborn old cuss.

  16. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Leash, invisible fencing (remember the old Cheers episode? Dance Mailman, dance!)...whatever works.

    Glad he's home though and is ok.
  17. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Glad he's home and all right.
  18. Jena

    Jena New Member

    ok i'm so sorry i'm late to this. I'm glad you found him, but wow tha'Tourette's Syndrome soo not good!! Taking keys and leash is a good thing. He got lost to go hunting?? LOL. sheesh :)

    never a dull moment, huh....??
  19. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    I think I'm going to get him one of those shock collar things. That'll teach him a lesson.

  20. skeeter

    skeeter New Member

    we had an elderly neighbor that did this type of thing several times. One time he called us and "someone" was looking out for him. Ex asked if he could read any street signs, he did and it happened to be an area that ex drove school bus in years ago, so we knew exactly where he was at and could go get him.

    The last time, he "lost" his car at a grocery store. Police brought him home. It was "found" there 3 days later. His daughter lived out of state, but after that incident we told her that no matter how much she didn't want to do it, the man could NOT live alone anymore.

    Hope you find a peaceful solution to your issue....