And it happened right at home too!
I was making some "fabulous" bowl
when out of the blue my Mom and her
dog, Bear, showed up at my door.
Not unheard of but I knew that she had
completed her morning walk and was headed
home...my front window and Bear's love of
barking as he walks had let me know that.
So, to have her turn around and come over
caught me by surprise.
Turns out the handle on her storm door had
broken and she was completely locked out of
her house. I felt the adrenaline kick in as we joked
about breaking and entering.
I gathered up some tools, including a metal nail
file that I had noticed out of place the day before
but had not put away.
It seemed nearly as good as a credit card. lol
Well, it turns out that unless we were willing
to do major damage to a window Mom's house is
pretty much like Fort Knox. That is good to know.
However, when you are trying to get in one hopes
for a chink in the armor.
We had to get that door open somehow!
We removed screws.
That didn't do it.
We took the pins out of the door hinges.
Nope, we couldn't budge it.
We laughed....a LOT.
Mom's new neighbor is a police
officer....just as the last one was.
I could just imagine what he
would think if he happened to come out
and see us with hammer, long screwdriver and
other implements of breaking into a home.
Thankfully she introduced herself to him last
week so he probably wouldn't have thought
too much about it.
Finally, I took that metal nail file and pried
one more time at
the completely stuck handle.
It was a no holds barred last
move of desperation.
Thankfully, it opened.
Of course we weren't exactly home free
because it was broken and once closed
would be locked once more.
Ask me how I know this...
or on second thought, please don't.
So....we set into removing the handle completely,
restoring the pins to the hinges and putting the
screws back in that we had taken out.
What a mess we were.
But it was kind of fun.
Mom and I....we specialize in getting
into crazy unexpected situations.
All completely unintentional I assure you!