Last week I locked myself out of the house. In my pajamas. Yep...I was that girl. I was a big ball of stress last week due to my job, working late each night, and just being in a bad mood. I was so stressed and in a fog that when I went to the garage to put some recyclables in the recycle bin I locked myself out. I remember specifically messing with the lock so that it wouldn't lock. Did I mention that I was stressed out?
I locked myself out of the house but inside of the garage. So, of course, I obviously was not thinking clearly. I began to panic about how I was going to get back in. We don't have a spare key anywhere and the husband was too far away to come rescue me...and I didn't even have a phone to call him. So, I opened the garage to explore my options for breaking in to my house. Yes, I said it, breaking in. I did this all the time when I lived in California...safe right? Unfortunately for me, there were no options other than to climb up the deck and break through the sliding screen door....(I had left the slider door open so the kitties could look outside)...the screen was closed and locked but I figured once I made in on to the deck I could just cut the screen and be back in my house. Easy right? Wrong! I tried in vein to get up on the deck...but it was just too high. Note to self: don't try to use the contraption that holds the water hose as a step stool...it spins and you will loose your footing and end up hanging from your deck...still in your pajamas. Not that that happened to me or anything. I did somehow end up bruising my knee and banging up my hands in the process.
Needless to say I did manage to get back in to my house...but not by going through the deck as I had planned. I'm not going to tell you all how I got back inside in case one of you decides to come pay me a surprise visit. I will say it was much simpler that my original plan. (The method I used has now been fixed, so you wouldn't be able to get in that way anyway.) And now we do have a spare key....because I imagine this is not the first time this will happen.