After a fruitless search including running a ruler under the refrigerator, Andy opted for some more alone time and went upstairs. I decided to pull the couch out.
- Some random stuff I couldn't identify
- Loose change -- those little darlings are hiding money we could be putting toward our house down payment!
- Countless assorted bottle caps
- Three of our really good black ball-point pens
- Three double-A batteries, one of them rechargeable
- Two Sharpie permanent markers, one each of black and purple
- Two empty APS film containers
- Two tubes of Chapstick
- Two 10mm d6es with pips, the kind you might get with a board game
- Two suction cups which began their life holding up Christmas lights upstairs in the spare bedroom
- A blue Expo dry erase marker
- A blue highlighter pen
- A random black pen
- A pencil sharpener
- A black Lego® brick
- An empty case from blood sugar test strips
- A little gray mousie toy we had given them earlier in the week
- A glass heart marble made by Cuneo Furnace which I gave to Andy as a welcome home gift a while back
- A green d20
- A red d12
And, when I had just about given up hope
- Heidi playing with the clear d6 in the area where the couch had once been
These things were all basically in the very middle area of the couch, as if kitty paws and arms which are thinner than our clumsy hands had pushed them in. I leave as an exercise for the reader whether they were trying to get the stuff out or push it further in. I have yet to find Heidi's real battery graveyard, though.