Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Yesterday was dreary, foggy, and bleak. Dana came by and picked me up s0 we could pack a few more things for her upcoming move. I will share the only eventful event of my day.

As we readied to leave, I actually remembered to get my house key and lock my front door, something I haven't done in at least five years. Then we were off to Dana's. Once we got to her place, I looked for my keys, but they were nowhere to be found. I was unconcerned, but Dana was, considering all the activity that has been going on in my neighborhood lately.

Needless to say, I knew I had left them in the front door, so we hopped back in her car and returned to my place. As soon as I got close, I knew they were there, even though they were virtually hidden by the screen.

Safely waiting for me to come home and rescue them, the keys were gentle reminders of why I never lock my door.

Hopefully I won't make the same mistake tomorrow.

If you like crochet, you will probably like this blog I found for today written by Alicia Paulson. Although I'm not big on crocheting, I can still appreciate the beauty of it. I can't wait to read about the new granny square pattern she says she will be sharing soon. This is my first time at her blog and it looks like she has one book already published and another on the way. So her name may even be familiar to some.

8 thoughtful remarks:

Diane said...

I didn't even have to read the rest of this post, because I knew where they were :) and I lock my door all the time too--so what's my excuse!

Halle said...

Best that you don't lock it then... I have a friend that can't carry a purse because she always leaves it somehwere since she's not used to having it with her.

Terri Kahrs said...

At least you remembered where the keys were!!! LOL! Thank goodness everything was safe and sound and you didn't come home to a SWAT team!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Christine said...

:-) so great they were there - safe where you left them
Thanks for the link

Donna: said...

Keys are a GOOD think E.... Use them. When we moved here from CA. everyone said why lock everthing?? ie: car house etc. Now with the passing of time, and events, they do too... :)

Marlynn said...

The only thing I could think of when I read your story about the keys (yes, I have done the same thing...) was in 1966 I was in Winfield, KS, at a small junior college. And at home in KAnsas or OKC we never locked our doors. . . until..... the book and movie came out... In Cold Blood. FREAKY, scarey. OK, I didnt mean to scare you BUT.... you know I know where you live.... in Kansas!!! Run.... oh, never mind, Bluebeard is guarding the home front! Great post!

Dianne said...

I must admit, we lock our doors when we're not at home, but not usually when we're home...and we've been robbed once...glad you found them safe & sound! don't want to admit how many times I've locked myself out (of the house, & the car!)

Cindy McMath said...

Ok, I can't imagine not locking my door! I lock when I'm in, I lock when I'm out, I lock my car, I lock my office. Wichita must be a fairly small town? I didn't know there was anywhere in North America you could still get away with that!

Cindy :)