I was so excited when I woke up this morning about all that I was going to accomplish today. I have been pretty busy this week between my bone marrow biopsy, going to the Y, and babysitting a couple days this week, so my house has taken a backburner. Believe it or not, I was looking forward to laundry- that’s when you know it’s bad!! 🙂
Anyway, I stepped outside to clean up some of the painting supplies from our beadboard project. I go to open the back door to step back inside and the door was locked! I immediately knew this situation was not going to be good, since I knew the front and side door were definitely locked. Even if I busted through the window of the side door, I would still be nowhere near the key. And I was definitely not about to bust through one of our replacement windows that we paid an arm and a leg for – just wasn’t going to happen!
So, there I was standing on my back stoop in my pajamas and slippers, looking helpless. I was reminded of the story I read yesterday in John 2 when Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding reception, so I asked the Lord to do another miracle and unlock the backdoor for me. Well, not so much – ha! It’s worth a try, right?
Luckily, our neighbors were home so I knocked on their door and asked to use their telephone. I knew Kevin was at school, but I hoped he’d eventually pick up if I called him over and over again. Again, not so much. Then, I decided to call my grandmother. I figured she may have my housekey and at the very least, I could always stay over at her house until Kevin could rescue me. 🙂 She didn’t have my key, but did drive me back to her house.
About 3 hours later, I was able to track my husband down in his classroom and he left the key for me at the front office. My grandmother was nice enough to pick up the key so I didn’t need to humiliate myself or my husband by walking into the school in my pajamas. I would have never lived that down.
So, the morals of this story are:
– Make sure you unlock the backdoor before you close it behind you.
– ALWAYS have a spare key hidden outside your house.
– Make sure you put your cell phone on vibrate (not silent) when you’re at work…just in case your spouse gets locked out of the house.
– Make sure you are showered and dressed for the day before exiting your house in the morning…just in case you get locked out of the house, don’t have a spare key hidden, and can’t get in touch with your spouse because their phone is on silent instead of vibrate.
I hope this helps someone out there! I’m now back at home and even more thrilled to get started on my laundry! Home Sweet Home!