Had a kite once I lost for an entire year in my kite stuff. I was really missing it, too, and then one day I was cleaning up my kite area in the garage, and there it was
I think I had looked there 3 or 4 times before, too.
I have "found" kites my wife didn't know I had on many occasions, however.
"Oh, you've seen this old red one before, haven't you?"