In fact, it happened.
Today, I locked my keys in my car for the third time.
Like they say,
"Third times a charm."
There I was - in downtown Gainesville,
going to get my Maude's application -
I literally stepped out of the car - shut my door and
I had no idea what to do.
Luckily I have really helpful slash reliable friends
because without Joanna and Kate I think my car would have been towed.
Joanna picked up Kate on her way to work -
Kate skipped a class - and waited with me for AAA.
I can't say "thank you" enough.
You guys really pulled through for me.
So - thank you - again.
Well I guess now it's only fair,
each car has had their turn keeping the keys.
I will say -
each time has gotten progressively less embarrassing.
During the summer MacGraw ran away. One of very many occasions.
So, as usual - I ran, got my keys and got in the Jeep.
MacGraw happened to be going caca in his favorite neighbor's yard -
So I jumped out of the car - put the leash around him and went to drive him home,
Except all doors were locked.
It wouldn't have been that big of a problem - except that I
left the keys in the ignition, engine running, with the jeep in the middle of the road.
Ran home, got my dad, ran back, and waited for half an hour while he
coat hanger picked the lock.
A not so funny part of the story:
Before I ran to get my dad - I tried to pick the lock with a paperclip -
The paper clip broke inside the lock and for almost three months after
I had to unlock the passenger side of the jeep to unlock the drivers side.
One day the little piece blocking my key just fell out.
Listened to Sister Johnson's goodbye.
Sat in my car to compose myself.
Left my keys on the seat.
I was picking out change for a parking meter and
accidentally put the keys in the cup holder with all the excess change.
It won't happen again.
Well, I miss the beach, my siblings and Kados - tons.
[Hence all the photos]
["Yeah - Hence!"]
I wanted to go home this weekend and just breath some salty air.
But instead I'll be running my first 15K with Cynthia.
[a nice friendly competition]
The beach will still be there when I cross that finish line.
and there I will go.