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Ever lose your keys?

key_1It was a rainy morning, so I asked my husband to run out to my car to get my umbrella before he left for work.  Taking my keys, he went out to the driveway and was back in a flash.  In his haste to grab his stuff and run out the door, he must have put my keys in his pocket and picked up his own to lock the door.  For some reason, my instincts told me to go look for my keys, and they were nowhere to be found.  I instantly knew that he took them by mistake and began calling him and texting him like crazy.  I figured that if I could get him to pick up the phone before he got too far away, he could easily turn around without being late for work.

15 minutes and countless calls later, he never picked up.  Between every attempt to reach him on the phone, I frantically looked in every logical and illogical place – my daughter’s backpack, the refrigerator, the bathroom, the laundry room – everywhere I could think of that may or may not make sense, but no keys!

Realizing that I may have to miss work since I had neither car keys nor the ability to lock the front door, I started to think of what to do.  I remembered a box that never got unpacked when we moved recently that contained miscellaneous stuff from our kitchen counter, and I thought that spare keys and other crazy things were in there.  Thanks to my photographic memory, sure enough, the valet key to my car was in there.  Sadly, getting a spare key made for our house was still on my list of things to do.  Procrastination will get you every time!!!

I remembered that we gave a key to my mom in case of an emergency, so I quickly called and got a hold of her before she left for work.  She was able to drive our spare key over through the pouring rain and falling leaves.

The moral of the story is to get a few spare keys made and give them to a family member or neighbor, and stash one in the house for yourself.  The next time you pass Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Ace Hardware, take a minute and get that key made – you’ll be happy that you did!

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