Eventually I found them back today, under the lower drawing of the cupboard where I stored them (just inside the almost flat space above the bottom of case, see?) I had asked the house elf, knotting my handkerchief, and he helped me at his best. I didn't forget to un-knot him and pour a cup of milk near the fireplace as a thank.
All the same, the bathroom was un-usable for two days, fully clogged pipes :o/. Charles (from our VYSC association) came and in half an hour he had emptied and cleaned everything.
And to end the day, the buyer on eBay that made me wait for three weeks sent his check, so I could send his package. Phew.
Okay, now I'm listening quietly to last night Canucks game (end of the 1st period, don't spoil me, thanks) and in a while I'll go to the hairdresser. Like Nick, "I need a haircut"... LOL