Sunday, October 12, 2008

Isn't it ironic...don't ya think

...a little too ironic (thanks Alanis for the intro)

My sweet hubby is rarely the lead character in my blog posts...he prefers it that way, but this story was too good not to share.  You may remember this recent post.  While I was home for the farm show and all its glorious attributes, Patrick called me one evening at 9:30 to tell me he was locked out of the house.  The door leading from our house to the garage strikes again.  I proceeded to go online and find a locksmith in the area, and I called from PA to send them his way.  I called Patrick to share the news and we ended up chatting for about 20 min while waiting for them to arrive.  I asked if he had checked the mail since I'd been gone (usually my job).  He hadn't.  What a nice surprise to find a package in our box.  The conversation went something like this...

P:  Did you order something from ebay?
L:  I don't think so.
P:  It sounds like broken glass
L:  Great...well, open it!
P:  Do we know anyone at Fort Collins,?
L:  um, where is Fort Collins?
P:  Oh!  It's from the people who sold us the house (sidenote...we never met them.  They moved out west and did their part of the closing from there).  Their packers were a little ambitious, and they are sending us stuff that should have stayed at the house (aka the dish drain stopper, instruction manuals, and KEYS!).
L:  Does this mean you can get in the house?
P: Oh, right....KEYS!!!

The keys worked.  I immediately called the locksmith to cancel.  He was pulling in the driveway.  $39 later, I had a blog post and a story that we will otherwise try to forget in our pile of memories labeled "OOPS!"

Yes, we bought a lockbox for outside and this will hopefully be the last blog entry of this topic.  sigh...

17 comments:

Nancy said...

Seriously. Key at the Saladas. Or Swartzes. Or BOTH!

Musicaljean said...

That's a classic, for sure!

Mari said...

That's a great story - timing is everything!

Alana said...

Wow. That is some precarious timing. Funny story!

Krazy Fam said...

That is SO funny! What luck! :)

Love the bloglift too. :)

Kara said...

Um - that is so crazy!!! You didn't have any choice but to blog about that one! :-) I also am in love with the fall colors and awesome background on your blog.

Very nice.

Hope you're getting all settled in at your new place.

Just Mom said...

Try to forget the story?! No, no, no. These kinds of stories are classics.

krista said...

That is definately one for the books! WOW!

Growin' with it! said...

you poor folks! what a funny story. and ooo lala...love the festive new look!

Janelle said...

God has a great sense of humor!!

LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER!

TeamBolina said...

hahaha. Too funny. I love how everything works out in the end. :P

Momma Roar said...

For some reason, I'm just thinking this isn't the last post about your keys :-)


I got the biggest kick out of T's face when he told me someone was yelling for me out his window - HAHAHA - I was like, Honey, it's Lynn! That cleared it all up! HAHAHAHAHA

Jen said...

Too funny with the irony and all!

Great job with the new header - I'm glad you found a way to post it!

ChrisandMissy said...

Hey Lynn! I'm glad you found us! And I'll be adding you to google reader.
I can't believe your key dramas (both)! I think that story is definitely worth $39. =)

Kristen said...

Oh that door!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new header :o)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Loved it again in writing...SO FUNNY!

Dave and Jenni said...

Oh how funny. Sounds like something that might happen around here. :)