Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lesson Learned

We had an unlucky evening last night. We usually go running after work. We have and had at our old house a key pad outside the garage so we can close the garage when we go run and not having to worry about locking the back door. We just leave it unlocked, close the garage with the key pad, and off we go. It's like our running joke to make sure the other one does not lock the door accidentally and lock us out. Once at our old house, I locked the door on my way out, and knew it as soon as I shut the door. As luck would have it though, we had used the front door earlier and had forgotten to lock the front door. So we had a way back in.

You probably know where this is going now. Since we've moved in our door that goes out to the garage has a funky way about it where the lock gets stuck, but you just turn the knob back and forth and it's fine. Well, I was the last one out the door last night before our run. Didn't lock the door, but I did have to turn it back and forth a couple times to get it to open. I didn't think anything of it because it's done that before. We came back from our run, went to open the door, and we could turn the knob, but it wouldn't open. Something on the inside of the knob had gotten stuck again and we couldn't get in! Great! Right after running. All we wanted was a drink and to start dinner. Wasn't going to happen. We went next door to our super nice neighbor, Howard, we borrowed some tools from him and tried to get the lock fixed. Didn't work. We had to call a locksmith to come out and let us in the house. We had to wait 45 minutes for him to get there too. He couldn't even get the lock fixed from the outside and ended up making us another key to go in the front door and open it that way. Geez! It was quite the process. Now I guess we'll have to start leaving a key in the garage in case this ever happens again.

So $75 bucks and over an hour later at this point, we finally got to go in and start dinner. It was 8:15! Plus, now we have to get a knew knob for the door because the guy couldn't fix it. Guess I'm off to Lowe's here in a little bit for that since it's right down the road...but the lock guy told us about this place called Home Hardware that has all kinds of cool stuff for your house. I'm pretty excited to go check that out at some point!

1 comment:

Gina and Michael said...

I did the same thing this summer at our Houston house. Of course, I got locked out while leaving Kelsey in the house! Luckily she was asleep, so I wasn't worried.

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