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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Winter Lock Outs

Sharon just posted a very funny story of how she was locked out of the house today. Go read for a good laugh! It also reminded me of a time I was locked out. It was last winter, one of the coldest nights of the year. I let my dogs out for the last time, which was 1 in the morning. To get to their leash, I go out onto the 3 season porch, through the sliding glass doors that connect it to the house. I was in my bare feet and my nightgown. We kept a board in the kitchen to jam the door at night since the lock didn't work at that time. It was leaning against the wall, and when I got out onto the porch, I heard the board drop! 0 degree weather, and I'm trapped on the porch! There was nothing else I could do, so thank God Robyn lives next door. So I did what I had to. I walked the 300+ feet to their door, no coat, no pajama bottoms, no shoes. Ice on the ground, and it was snowing to boot! By this time I got to the house my feet were raw. I opened the door and could barely walk in the house! Robyn and Becky were watching the end of a movie when I wobbled into the living room. Robyn turned and all she could say was What the Hell are you doing!! Is it time for the home!? After all, what would you think if you scantly clad Aunt came busting through your door at 1 in the morning during the middle of winter!? I explained the situation, much to their amusement. Her husband thankfully was able to break in. Where was Ken? He worked midnights! And, he fixed the lock right after the "incident".
So what about any of you? Have you been locked out before? Please share. Why should we be the only ones to bare our grief!!


AverettLadyNana said...

Your story was really funny. I could just picture it!!!

I got locked out the other weekend. But my story wasn't funny...just went shopping with DD. DH wasn't going any place, I changed purses and didn't take my key out of the other one. Her DH calls that he and my DH going to the gun club and shoot a while...I get home they still gone. Elderly neighbor had key but had to go through about a hundred keys to pick out those that looked like it could be it...after a few tries found the correct one.

Marilyn Miller said...

Funny! Yes, I have been locked out once by each of my two children. Son was two and all bundled up for winter when I put him inside the house and went back in my sweater to get groceries out of the car. He slammed the door and it locked. I jumped on the bicycle and rode 1/4 of a mile to my husbands work to get his key. This was the middle of winter in Kansas. When I got home my son had opened the glass bookshelf and was bringing out all the breakables. Daughter did the same thing to me when she was little. This time I picked the smallest window near the door knob and rammed a log through it, reached in, and opened the door. You would think I would have learned with the first one.