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This is *not* going to become a tradition.... [Nov. 22nd, 2010|08:28 am]
Yesterday was the first snow of the season! Well, just a light dusting - not even that, really, but definitely snow coming down!

So I decided to bring in my patio furniture.

Contrary to my prior belief, opening the basement door *does not* unlatch the doorknob lock.

And, you know, after having my house burgled, I've been *so* very good about locking all of my doors. And, wow, I never replaced the key in my key safe, either!


$200 to drill a lock. Not the worst I've seen.

[User Picture]From: ljgeoff
2010-11-22 04:48 pm (UTC)
Oh noes!
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[User Picture]From: essaying
2010-11-22 05:16 pm (UTC)
Sigh indeed. $200 plus poor John standing out in the snow waiting for the locksmith :(
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2010-11-22 07:37 pm (UTC)
On the minus side, I was wearing a pair of gym shorts and a tee shirt, plus my wool slippers with leather bottoms. Not a good outfit for waiting outside.

On the plus side, my neighbor noticed me and let me stay inside to use the phone and wait for the locksmith.
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[User Picture]From: essaying
2010-11-22 07:52 pm (UTC)
Ah. A nice neighbor is worth diamonds.
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[User Picture]From: jhetley
2010-11-22 05:29 pm (UTC)

At least once upon a time, it was possible to get the locksmith to pick the lock rather than ruin it.
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