So this morning I wake up at D's to see that I have about 4-5 inches of snow covering my car! I have a FABULOUS car starter, so I started my car with it and then let my dog Zoey outside for one last time before I head out to work. I get my stuff all together - put my phone in my purse, put my Ipod in my purse, grab some food for dinner & head out to remove all the snow from my car! I get to my car and sit in the passenger side door to put my boots on and put the key in the ignition so I can run the wipers & get my seat warmers warming! I start by scrapping the passenger side windows, the hood, the drivers side and then onto the trunk. I open the drivers side door and pop the trunk. Then I had to grab 2 for sale signs out of D's garage. I try to get one in the trunk but it was too long so I had to lay the back seat down. So I then open up the drivers side back door & lay the back seat down. I then proceed to get the 2nd sign from the garage and put that in my trunk. FINALLY, I'm ready to go to work. I grab my scraper & try to get in my car and what do I find - the doors, yes all 4 are locked! AHHHH - How on earth did this happen? I still now don't know and am still confused!
So to make matters worse I now have no phone to call a locksmith because it's in my purse in my car!!! So what do I do???? I go to D's computer and think I might be able to email a locksmith - or if I can find an address drive there - that is if I can find D's extra set of keys, because his truck was home, he carpooled with 2 other guys. I look up Litchfield locksmiths and there's only 2 and one is way out in the middle of nowhere & the other is the guys home. I decide to email my Mom as she should be at work & checks her email regularly. I'm thinking she should be able to call a locksmith for me. So i email her & sit & wait for a response back, after not getting one, I am starting to panic - ahh I have a full tank of gas, what am I going to do, how long can my car run without a problem! It's just after 9:00 now - this all started about 8:30! I think if I email Dave he'll be on his 9:00 break and get my message! Nope - nothing! I try to text him from my computer a ton of times in a row - hoping to get his attention and still nothing! Email Mom again - nothing! I finally decide I have no other option but try to see if I can find a pay phone in town. I head to the library first - not even open yet. Then I figure I better start checking gas stations. Super America is the closest I go in & ask if they have a pay phone - nope! However, the very nice clerk said that the HHS building right behind them had one in their entry! HALLELUJAH! I head over there with a pocket full of quarters and start making calls.
On a side note in case you are wondering - it costs 50 cents per phone call now!
So I call the 1st company, no answer. Call the second company - no answer, but they have a cell phone number. Call the cell phone - no answer. Look in the phone book for someone else - nope, nobody unless I want to call someone from Willmar and I don't want to pay that bill. For that price I was thinking I'd drive home to Raymond & get my extra set of keys! So I try the first guy again and was going to leave him a message - thank goodness he answers!!!!!!!!!! However, he is a long ways away he tells me - he was very nice and apologetic about it. But did give me another guys name to call - Gary's Towing of Litchfield. He answered & he could come over! Thank you so much! So he said he'd be right over! He actually was so quick he beat me back to D's house! 5 minutes later my car was opened & my Monday morning madness was over!
Thank goodness for locksmiths!