First day, moved in with my daughter.

United States
February 18, 2009 4:25pm CST
As some of you know, I recently moved. I am living with my daughter, for a while, not sure how long. Yesterday was my first day here. I woke up to a beautiful sunny morning. I went downstairs, made a pot of coffee, and decided I would go out on the patio to enjoy my coffee. It was so nice, just relaxing with my cup of coffee....and then I decided to go back in and get another cup. That's when I discovered I had locked myself out of the house! So, there I stood, blue plaid pj pants, sweat shirt and slip on shoes. No cell phone, no key, nothing. So, I walked around front and saw one of her neighbors outside. Long story short, I got hold of my daughter (she was at work) and she had a friend bring me the key. The rest of my first day here went well. How many of you have found yourself in this type of prediciment?
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Oh... you poor thing! I hate it when that happens. I've locked myself out of my house/apartment once or two before & it's no fun... that is for sure. I've also locked myself out of my car on a number of occasions. You're in VA now right? That's where I am! Welcome, hope you're liking it so far!... besides getting locked out, anyway. I guess you're not a palonghorn anymore. :( I used to live in PA too years ago & liked it, both outside of philly & the suburbs of Pittsburgh too.
• United States
19 Feb 09
Thanks for the welcome, I've liked here since I've been coming down to visit my daughter the past few years. I lived in Central Pa., liked it there, but the move came from splitting with my b/f, and I had no family up there, so here I am in Va. What part of Virginia do you live in?
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Hi palonghorn - I'm just south of the city of Richmond. What about you? I used to live in Virginia Beach and also in Norfolk for a few years too. I like both places. My mom still lives in Virginia Beach though so we get to go visit quite often and she is right on the beach so that's always fun! :)
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• United States
19 Feb 09
Not too far away, lol. They do say it's a small world. I'm now living on post with my daughter....Ft Lee.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I forBADE the former roomie to lock the knob on the door after she locked us out of the house and the fire department wouldn't come and take the back door off again - and I had my leg in a cast. when I remodeled the house and got a new front door - I put a closet knob on the front door so I will NEVER be locked out again!
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• United States
20 Feb 09
I take it you live where you don't have to worry about locking the door? My daughter tried calling the MP's, but that didn't get her anywhere either.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Feb 09
oh, we have a deadbolt, but since you can't lock it with out a key and now we have a combintation deadbolt on the door, we really don't need the knob to lock
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
18 Feb 09
hahahahahahahaha Oh goodness, now why was I not there to see that one. I guess you will be sure to take your phone with you next time huh? Or make sure the door isn't locked behind you? What a way to meet the neighbor's. Need to teach those dogs how to open the door for you. Glad that you are settled in now. Oh by the way..........I am still waiting on my email from you.
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• United States
18 Feb 09
You just got an email from me!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Pretty good when I have to shame you on here in front of all your friends to get you to send me an email. LOL Already read it and sent one back to you.
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• China
19 Feb 09
Such things often happen to me.I often forget to bring the key to lock himself outside the house .Haha ,Sometimes my husband will blame me because of this.Now ,if not a long time to leave the house,locked the door I would not of.Good law and order in our place.
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
19 Feb 09
We was tranported a 1000 miles from Louisiana to Ohio after Hurricane Katrina, about a year later my husband decided he wanted to go back home to visit family for a few weeks. This left me at the apartment alone, the neighborhood wasn't too bad but we had like an alley between the 2 sides and it was a college town and a lot of not so nice looking people would go back and forth through there. Especially at night. So here I am in a place all by myself, and at night I was so scared that someone was going to come in and surely get me. One evening in a rush, I locked my self out of the apartment. I tried calling housing and man said it would be hours before he could get to me. Well we tried everything in the book to get into the apartment, finally I seen a couple men at a near by house and I went and ask them if they could help me somehow get in the house, on suggested taking the a/c unit out of the window. Now this was a trick, but they finally got it out and a boy climbed inside and went and opened the window. At that point is when I discovered that once inside and the doors locked no one was coming in that apartment with out a key or without taking the a/c unit out to get me. From that point on I went to bed at night a didn't think anything more of someone coming in. I would sit up every night till day light came then go to bed, that way I felt safe that no one was going to try to break in in the daytime. Thank god I could finally go to bed at night and sleep.
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• United States
19 Feb 09
I bet that was kind of a scary situation. Glad that something good came of it, that you could get a good night's sleep.
• United States
19 Feb 09
Oh, you poor thing! I have done that before. I am always afraid that is going to happen everytime I go outside to get the mail, take the trash, whatever. Good thing your neighbor was outside. You know stuff like that only happens when you are not dressed and in your jammies LoL :oD.
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• United States
20 Feb 09
Isn't that the truth, lol. The only reason I go out on the patio in my pj's is because you can't see her patio from her neighbor's homes, the way it is situated.
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
18 Feb 09
OMG... yes, that has happened to me. When I was about 12, I was staying at my grandmother's place in La Jolla, California. She was super paranoid about break ins even though she lived in a very secure and up scale community. One day during my week there, she decided to go upstairs and have a nap. I was outside on her patio and closed the screen behind me while I was out there watering her plants and things. After I was done, I turned to open the screen, but it was locked. I could not open it. I jumped the patio wall which was about 3 feet and rang the door bell over and over and over again for about 30 minutes. No response. I then found a piece of wood and pried the screen out of it's tracks, just enough to crawl through and get into the house. Granny woke up for her nap about an hour later, none the wiser. Sure taught me a lesson, though. More recently, I got home and put my key in the lock, turned it to open the door and my key BROKE OFF in the lock. I had a car load of groceries and my phone was ringing in the house. I had to drive to town, use a pay phone and call a locksmith. I will never, never, never again leave myself in a situation where I am locked out of my OWN HOUSE!!!!
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• United States
18 Feb 09
I learned the lesson too, lol. It won't be happening to me again. lol Thanks for sharing your story.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
19 Feb 09
[i]Hi palonghorn, wow...good thing that she has her friend who was able to bring the keys with you! It happened to me also when I was renting with my sister...I left my key inside and I had to go to her office to borrow her key, good thing I had some coins for public transportation. It happened in my COuntry![/i]
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I have luckily never locked myself out of the car or my house. My daughter did lock herself out one time and had to call and wake me up to get in. It was funny but I know that it wasn't in her eyes. I think that most people feel stupid when this happens and I can imagine why. I am just glad that the neighbor was there and you managed to get ahold of your daughter so that you could get in. Hopefully, the rest of your stay there will be better.
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@Amberina (1541)
• United States
19 Feb 09
One time when my youngest son was a baby I was getting ready to go someplace and I had my car keys in my hand and I opened the car door, put the baby in the carseat, then I set my keys down on the dash, then after I buckled the baby in I locked and shut the door! that's when I realized I didn't have my keys on me they where sitting on the dash gleaming nicely at me. I just wanted to kick myself I went around to all the neighbors to get them to help me open the door and they called the sheriff to come out and help me I felt SOOO dumb to have to have a police officer take time out of his very important day to help me because I was a moron and locked my baby in the car. At least the baby wasn't in any danger it was a nice day and the car was in the shade I got a very stern lecture from the police officer about not having a spare key outside my car. After he got me in the car I thanked him very much he left and I headed right for the store to get a copy of my key and a magnetic thing so i could keep an extra one on the outside of my car. A few months later I did the same darn thing, thank God I had my spare key....
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