It’s happened… I locked myself out.

It always happens, at least once, right?

Here’s how it took place.

I locked the key lock. Then I reached in over the half door and slid the bolt closed. This is what I do when I want to leave the top half of the door open for Keegan.

The top half doesn’t have a key lock, there’s just a bolt that slides down in front of the bottom half.

Well.. For whatever reason, I looked at the door and said “huh, I wonder why I left that open?” and then proceeded to close the top half and let the bolt slide down on the inside.

This meant that even if I unlocked the bottom half key lock the bolt was still locked and there was no way to reach it. *sigh*

So while I was in the grocery store I bought a screwdriver and took the hinges off of the top half door.
Good thing those hinges were on the outside eh? 🙂

ps. You may all proceed to giggle now

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  1. Alyce Aber

     /  November 13, 2011

    And now you will keep the screwdriver in the cab, huh?

  2. Lara

     /  November 13, 2011

    Watch out! This is one of the things that comes in threes. I never lock my keys in the car/truck/house without doing it again, at least twice

    And move the hinges to the inside of the door. It’s safer, m’kay?

  3. el gato negro

     /  November 13, 2011


    sniff… snork… giggle…

  4. Reply all:
    Yes Alyce, the screwdriver will stay in the cab!
    Lara, if I could have figured it out I would have built it hinges inside. But I couldn’t, and none of the guys at the hardware store could either, and you all were way too far away so it got done with the hinges outside. Which in this instance was a good thing. 🙂
    I’m glad I could amuse you puss in boots. You just need a jaunty feather! 😀


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