|Friday 29 April 2005 ~ 7:45AM -- I
go out to get the newspaper
from the driveway, shutting the front door behind me to keep the cats from getting out.
(It's only the local paper, which I never read anyway.)
I forget that I'd double-locked the door before going to bed the nite before. I also conspicuously
have omitted to put my house keys in my pocket yet. I pick up the paper, return to the front door,
turn the handle which does not turn, and I think: O shit! I've locked myself out.|
|I go to the
nextdoor neighbor to see if we've by good luck left a house key with them. No. I think, and after noting that
I'd locked all the windows the nite before, I conclude
the least damage way to get back in the house is to take a stone and break a pane in the
back door.... (I didn't think of it at the time, but, luckily, the screen door was not
latched, so that I did not have to break the screen, which would probably been
a bigger repair problem.)|
|Thus having let myself back in the house,
I call the Home Services people to schedule them to come and fix the broken pane in the door. And then
I force myself to do what I was intending to do before I spoiled my day: drink a cup of
coffee and go exercise [this day is the 1 year anniversary of my getting back into exercising -- which I was
intending somehow I had not yet thought of, to celebrate!...].|
|Sometime Monday (02May05),
while I was at work and only the cats were home, someone from
Home Services entered the house by reaching in thru the broken pane. He replaced the
broken glass and left thru a different door.|
two (2) even dumber things I (BMcC) did [but I lucked out on one of them...].
See Abiko cat looking out this door.
Copyright © 2005 Brad McCormick, Ed.D.
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13 March 2006