Saturday, May 24, 2008

Don't do this at Home

I had been out all day Tuesday with my mother. We had been buying vegetable plants for our gardens and it was about 3:30 when I finally returned home. Josh had fallen asleep in his car seat so I figured I'd let him continue sleeping while I returned some books to the library. I ran inside to grab the books and my cell phone ( which I had forgotten earlier in the day). I saw that Adam had called, so I called him back while I was heading back to the car. Molly wanted to go with me to the library too (she stays in the car), so I let her out and locked the door behind me. It wasn't until I got in the car and went to start it that I realized my keys weren't in my purse. "Oh great," was all I could think. I checked the back door hoping that maybe I had inadvertently left it unlocked. But no, I'm a good girl and lock up all the doors before I leave. And I could see my keys lying on the table as I looked in the window. So now all three of us-Josh, Molly and myself, were locked out with no way to get in. Adam was working two hours away and my parents, who typically have the spare key, had lent that particular key chain to my brother who was working lawn care jobs with a company and wouldn't be able to come unlock my door. Now what? My neighbor wasn't home and who knew when she would be, as after school sports keep her pretty busy. I don't know many other neighbors and my friend Liz, who lives a few minutes away, doesn't have a car and can't come get me. I thought about sitting and waiting for my neighbor to come home, but after 45 minutes of sitting in my car reading my library books, I decided to call my friend Carissa to chat. Turns out she wasn't doing too much that afternoon and when she heard what I had done, she volunteered to come get us. So Josh, Molly and I spent the rest of our afternoon and evening with Carissa and her family. Adam didn't end up getting home until 9:00, but thankfully he called my brother Joe, who had the spare key and had by7:30 gotten done with work for the day. Joe drove out to our house, unlocked the door, got my keys and then drove my car the 20 minutes to Carissa's to get us. He actually picked us up at the school pool where she was lifeguarding for the evening. And since we were at the pool, Josh went "swimming" for the very first time. Carissa took pictures, which I will hopefully be able to post later so you can see his first swimming adventure.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm glad things worked out for the three of you. I think it's time for you to make a spare and hide it somewhere.

Heather said...

That was an unexpected day, but it sounds like it was fun!

Martha said...

I have the spare key in case of emergencies... Well, I usually do. I have been known to go to the house in a pinch and let Bethany in or bring Molly home. I think I need to move that spare key to a different chain... or maybe take that van key off.

I'm glad everything worked out. Beth and Carissa had some time together and Bethany had something wonderful to blog about.

Stephanie said...

You should start a book of difficult situations!!LOL At least your friends are always there to get you out!!Oh and I finally blogged so you can check it out.TTYL

Wanda said...

Yes, hasn't that happened to all of us at one time or another. Its sure a panicy feeling at first.

Glad it all worked out!!