by gwen harlow

When you’re locked out

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in garden | 3 comments

The other day, I met Chad for lunch and when I got home I realized my keys were missing! I lose my keys about once a decade, and it seemed about time, so I wasn’t too too upset. I called Chad and asked if he’d be able to leave work early to come let me in the house, sat on the porch for a bit, then realized it was probably going to be awhile before Chad showed up, because 1. he was in the middle of work and 2. he is slow like that sometimes.

So I decided to garden. I got my flowers put in out back and weeded the herb garden. It felt pretty good and it’s nice that when I glance out the kitchen window I see marigolds instead of waist-high weeds.

White daisies #1

At about exactly the time I was finished, Chad showed up and let me in the house, where I found my keys sitting on my desk.

So my tips for when you are locked out are:

1. Keep calm! There are worse things than being forced to stay outside on a nice spring day.
2. Be patient and find something to keep yourself occupied. You will get in eventually and you can get some stuff done in the meantime.

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  1. alexandria

    This is such a great story and I can’t get over how industrious you were in spite of it all. I admire it.

  2. Valerie

    i like your positive attitude !
    one day (this happened back with our old car) I was locked outside my car with my cellphone in, and away from home. at least it was in the summer and not raining. but I didn’t find that fun AT ALL.

  3. gwen

    The thing about being locked out at home is at least you’re at home. I can’t imagine being locked out of your car is any fun at all.

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