Where oh where is my battery charger; Nikon D80

Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 10:17 am.

It seems as if my Nikon D80’s battery charger has gone missing.

Nikon D80

A few weeks ago, I noticed that my Nikons battery was running low, when I went to its usual spot (that I keep the charger) it was gone.

Countless searches have been done, and I still haven’t found my Nikon D80 battery charger.

Autumn is my favorite season, and there’s tons of outdoor photos that I’m itching to shoot, but with a near dead battery I’ve been holding off.

I’ve ordered a charger from Amazon. You know what’s going to happen? By the time the new battery charger arrives to my house, my old charger will miraculously appear, and I have a sneaking suspicion that I’ll know where it’ll be found… in my daughter’s room. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of looking in her room earlier. I just thought about this a few moments ago.

You have to understand something…

My eight-year old daughter is very talented. She’s won awards for her artwork, and has already had some of it featured in local shows — so it’s not just mommy bias. I love art so naturally I’m thrilled. This girl churns out art pieces several times weekly —  like it’s not a big deal. She has lots of talent, and therefore I encourage her. It’s ‘her thing’.

So yeah… she’ll  take anything that’s not nailed down and incorporate it into one of her art projects. I have mixed feelings about this; I applaud her creativity but at the same time… this mom gets tired of looking for misplaced items. <sighs> It looks as though I’ll have to have another conversation with her about asking, before using items in her artistic creations.

I’m betting if I look in her room, the Nikon D80 battery charger will be gracing one of her art sculptures.

Nikon D80 battery charger

Nikon D80 battery charger

Updated to add…

Thus far, my mommy’s intuition hasn’t failed. I looked in my daughters room and found the Nikon D80 battery charger buried under her pipe cleaners and colored papers.


  • Mike Goad says:


    We were on the third day of our recent trip and Karen told me she couldn’t find her battery charger. When she told me where she had stored it, I had a sinking feeling. I had gone through that drawer and, not recognizing the charger, I assumed it was for something else that we no longer take with us and took it back into the house. I didn’t throw it away, but it was several hundred miles away and Karen had several hundred pictures yet to take on the trip, if she could get her battery charged.

    Our first destination after we set up camp the next day was a camera shop in Colorado Springs. Fortunately, they had a multi-charger that could be used for her battery.

    Boy, was I relieved! 😉
    Mike Goad recently posted..1st stop–Canton Lake


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Mike Goad,
    I definitely can relate to the feeling of wanting to take shots, but being unable to do so. I’m glad you were able to find a camera shop and get another battery charger. Well at least she has an have an extra charger now. I’ve been meaning to get another charger, and now I have one.


  • Anna says:

    I have experienced the same problem. On out trip to Germany, the recharger just disappeared. In out case though, thanks god that it was my sister’s camera:) I had my lesson for sure:)
    Anna recently posted..These are not some temporary veneers!


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Anna,
    Thanks for stopping by. I hope your sister found her charger.
    Since I have two chargers (now) I won’t be going into full panic mode if that ever happens again. It’s the first time it’s ever been misplaced in the five years I’ve had the camera.

    I’m thinking I’ll purchase an additional battery, just in case it’s needed. Although those batteries seem to last a long time, it’s better to be safe.
    Opal recently posted..Paper Crafts: Sketch Diva


  • Karen says:

    how funny, I was going to tell you the story of my battery charger being put back in the house on our last trip and I see Mike has already told it 🙂 thanks for stopping by my blog – you will find if you get back into quilting that it can be very relaxing!
    Karen recently posted..My Inspiration to Make More


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Karen,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, Mike shared the story. It seems I’m not the only one with a battery charger gone missing.

    I remember quilting being relaxing. I got the same feeling jewelry making and card making too. I haven’t made any quilts in over twenty years. back then I got into it mainly because of the Laura Ingalls Wilder’s, Little House series.

    I remember she mentioned making quilts in a few of her books. At that point, I already knew how to sew. I designed a lot of my own clothing, and so I tried quilt making. I loved it. My problem when it comes to crafts is there’s so many things I enjoy doing it’s hard to make time for everything.

    I have tons of fabrics, that I’ve set aside for a few years now. I’ve been holding onto them for when I got back into quilting. It’s been so long, that I’ll have to brush up on what I used to know, and learn new techniques in the process. I’m looking forward to it.


  • Hi Opal.
    It’s a common situation when you lose something, orders a new thing and then miraculously find the previous one)) It happened to me as well)


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Tom@mobile development,
    Thanks for stopping by.

    You’re correct. It usually happens that way. 🙂


  • Jennifer says:

    Hiya! Glad you found it! When I saw your email about your daughter I had to chuckle! She’s so sweet!
    Jennifer recently posted..PRODUCT REVIEW: Raspberry Chocolate Matcha Latte from Matcha Mountains


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Jennifer,
    Yeah, she’s something elese. I’m so happy that I was right. I’ve held off taking a ton of pictures because of that missing battery charger.


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