Many years ago I purchased a nice pipe tool--designed like a pocket knife--that has stainless steel bolsters in the shape of a pipe, with insets of rosewood. About three years ago I lost it. I knew where it should be, but I couldn't find it. I had given up hope.
My son just approached me with it. "Were you looking for this?" Eureka! He was snooping in the very place where I thought it should have been. I must have somehow overlooked it at least a dozen times.
Time to smoke a pipe!