Has been found!!! Granted it has been found in Michigan, but it has been located. :)
I am in Charleston for another math conference for the next two days and I just talked to Eric who said he came home today to see a package from Ethan. Couldn't figure out what it was since it was much heavier than just the cord. Turned out to be an extra present of a knife sharpener! Thanks guys!!! (We did buy another wine opener a couple weeks ago too).
Now that the cord has returned to its home, I can post pictures when I get back!! Yeah!