Thursday, January 22, 2009

Silly me!

Well, I went and did it today.

I locked myself out of the house!

Yeah.

Several factors contributed to this highly annoying situation...

  1. I was NOT wearing my keys around my neck (obviously) because Miguel had taken them; at the moment, it's the only set we have that includes the key to the padlock on the front gate. He needed them since he took the van out today.
  2. I wore pants with no pockets today...normally, if I don't wear the keys around my neck, I would put the other set in my pocket.
  3. The mat was not placed in front of the door as usual since Miguel had shaken it off earlier and left it at the bottom of the steps. Normally, the mat does not allow the door to close all the way and we can catch it before it slams shut.

So, Jojo was going to water the plants and I stepped outside to help Jkaile down the steps and wham! I heard that door slam behind me and I knew I was in trouble! Such a sinking feeling...

At first I figured that I was REALLY stuck because I didn't have keys to get out the gate, either, but then I noticed that Miguel had left the padlock on the main gate open. PTL for small things! :) (If I hadn't been able to get out the gate to go call at a friend's house, I'm not sure what I would have done...asked some stranger walking by if I could please use their cell phone to call my husband since I was locked out of the house?! THAT would have been quite embarrassing!)So I loaded the boys into the stroller and I went over to a friend's house to call Miguel. We had a nice chat over some hot tea while we waited for him to get back, so all was not lost!

Unfortunately, I DID lose the rice I had been cooking...it was rather charred by the time I got back home...

6 comments:

Shilo said...

Yikes! Sorry to hear that happened to you!

Belinda Chaplin said...

Glad it all worked out ok. I have never locked myself out of the house: but I have locked my keys in the car while it was going... that was pretty impressive!

Alan & Beth McManus said...

I locked myself out with my youngest sleeping inside! My husband was at a very important meeting about half an hour away. AND it was raining. . . The baby never woke up and my husband only chided me a little and I didn't catch a cold . . . God takes care of fools and children! =)

Becky Aguirre said...

@Shilo...thanks...

@Belinda-that sounds like an interesting story! :)

@Beth-did you just call me a fool? :) LOL! At least the baby was sleeping and confined, right? I shudder to think about Jkaile getting locked into the house by himself! Oh the havoc he could wreak! :o We are most definitely going to hide some keys outside now!

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

Oh man! That's crazy! It makes for a funny story although I'm sure that it wasn't funny at the time!
By the way, I love your new profile picture. I love to see it in my comments. I appreciate you so much. I love seeing comments from you, you are ALWAYS so encouraging!
Thank you!!!
Blessings,
Joy

Becky Aguirre said...

@Joy-Thank you so much for your very kind words...I really admire your writing and I'm humbled that you read mine. :) I decided to use that picture because that is pretty much trademark "me"...I love to smile and laugh! Glad you like it! :)