So I have been trying to get some home repair work done while my husband is gone. So I have been getting quotes for repairing our little deck off the livingroom. I unlock the deck then get the door when the handyman comes to give me a quote. We go out onto the deck and the kids follow. As I am trying to get back into the house I realize that the door is LOCKED!!!!! This is a second floor deck with no access to the ground floor. And it is about 10 feet by ten feet square. I notice that my son is only wearing a DIAPER and nothing else, I have no shoes, my eldest has no shoes and I don't have my keys or a cell.
Fortunately the handyman does have his cell. I call 411 for a locksmith and they connect me with a disconnected number! I call my husband on his cell (he is in Colorado) and he gives me another number to a locksmith that isn't answering. The handyman calls a friend to try the front door, it is locked. His friend is laughing the entire time he is here.
(Meanwhile my kids are laughing, giggling and dancing. Ollie my 1 year old in the diaper is climbing everything in an atttempt to stand on the railings. And it starts to RAIN while we are on the deck and it is in the upper 50's).
Finally the handyman has his dispatcher call for a locksmith. So then about 45min later the guy arrives. And then he has to drill thru my deadbolt to get into my house, walk up my stairs and open the door to my deck so I can get inside. We ended up trapped outside for about an hour and a half. I ended up paying almost $400 for the lock drilling, re-keying the lock etc. And right as I walk up the stairs afterward I find doggie "treats"
on my stairs.
Then I have to go pay about $1000 to get my car back from the shop because my parking brake was inoperable, my rar brakes were nearly gone, the I-link had to be replaced, I had a failed seal on a front axle and my transmission needed to be flushed ASAP. I went in for a $50 oil change and ended up with a $1000 repair. Our driveway is about a 35-45 degree angle, so I have to have that parking brake.
It is sort of funny. But most of me just wanted to scream. Maybe in about 5 years this will be hilarious....right?