OMG…what I did…

Snow Leopard, Paw, Misery, Threatened

My daughter and her husband are on vacation.  They are at a hotel, on the beach, under palm trees, playing in the sun.  Okay, more like laying in the sun, but whatever.  So, it’s MY JOB to go to their house twice a day and feed the dog and cat and generally make sure things are in order, mail, etc.

We have had a two day blizzard.  The roads were worse than horrible.  I drove there yesterday morning in a whiteout*, couldn’t see the stop lights until you were on top of them and could not leave the tire marks on the street, if you could see them, because the sleet/slush/snow was so deep there were no lane lines and those who tried to change lanes sometimes fish tailed and had to regain control of their car.  Top speed 20 mph.

I got there, did my thing, came home and realized I lost their key.  I realized I lost their key at 9:30 p.m.  So I got back in the car and drove to their house, thinking I may have left it in the door, even though I knew I did not.  The snow was DEEP.  No key in the door and couldn’t find it on the ground.  Couldn’t find it ANYWHERE.

I called them this morning and they told me where the extra key was.  I found it, did my thing and LOST THE NEW. Now there are no keys left.

I have NEVER lost a key in my entire life.  Now I lost two of THEIR keys in two days.  They are coming home tomorrow and I told them to make 50 keys for me, just in case.  Yesterday morning I went from their house to the car and the key disappeared.  I made two stops today and the key was gone.

The dog and the cat will have to get along until they get back tomorrow.  Fortunately, the dog is so tiny she goes on doggie indoor pads and neither one of them eats very much.  I put down a HUGE bowl of dry cat food, since that’s what the cat likes.  The dog, who is a million years old, eats now and then.  She usually eats the cat’s food, instead of her own.  There are three gigantic water bowls, filled to the top, so I was told to lighten up and not worry about losing the KEYS.

I have no idea how I lost the keys, that’s why they’re lost, of course.  If I knew how I lost them, I might have a chance of finding them again.

Calling them and telling them I just lost the second key in a half hour, was one of the hardest calls Ive had to make in a long time.  Stunned silence on the other end of the phone followed by, that’s okay, don’t worry about it, how could you lose two keys in two days?  Argggggg!

My granddaughter just called and said not to feel bad.  The other night she couldn’t find her keys (at work).  She looked everywhere, even around the car…nothing.  She kept looking and finally realized they were locked INSIDE the car and the car was running the entire time she had been at work.  Sigh. She told me not to feel bad.  Stuff like that happened to her all the time.  OMG

All night long I wondered where to buy lock picks, like the kind people use in movies, so I could learn a skill that would be REALLY USEFUL.



For those who don’t live in snow, a whiteout is when you are driving and look out the window you can’t see anything but white.  If the car in front of you is one car length away you can’t see their tail lights.   It’s like white dense fog but thicker and snowy.

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26 Responses to OMG…what I did…

  1. ksbeth says:

    Oh, you poor thing – that is so annoying and frustrating and I’m sure they’ll be fine )

    • They will be fine but I don’t think I’ll ever be the same. Having to tell them I did it again…Argggggg. Awful. I have no idea how either of them could have happened. Magic? LOLOL Maybe I’ll go with that.

  2. I’d lose my head if it wasn’t attached. My nemesis is coffee cups or beers. I have, get totally distracted, sit them down, only to be found days later. Somewhere bizarre usually. 😏

    • That’s what happened. All the white knuckle driving, for hours, back and forth were stressful. It was so dangerous. At least no one was being a cowboy and speeding. I think it would have been impossible, actually. So, I was anxious to get home again and wasn’t paying attention. Then today, I was still stressed from losing the first key and wasn’t paying attention, thinking I had the thing safely in hand and nope. I’m so tired. LOLOL That kind of driving takes a lot out of a person. I went back and forth four times and what normally takes 20 minutes to an hour each way. Thank you for making me feel better. ❤

  3. Oh wow for sure losing 2 keys like that is not happening everyday, but don’t worry it still happens 😉💕

    • It does but I’ve truly never lost a key. Oh well, that’s what Ace Hardware is for, right? Just make more. The animals will be fine, since I fed and did everything around noon and they’re coming home tomorrow. Just weird, that’s all.

  4. I can so see myself doing the same thing….I don’t envy the drive you had and then to lose two keys….they will both turn up in the least place you expect them to….

  5. “they will both turn up in the place you least expect them to be”….typo…I should proof better before hitting “send”…sorry!

  6. Resa says:

    You lost the keys because it was a whiteout. You were doing what you promised to do, but had to drive there in a whiteout. That is a very stressful situation, as no one should drive in a whiteout…period…. You were so focused on not dying in the whiteout, that other mental perspicacities were null and void.

    • That’s the truth. All the driving was stressful but it’s over and things are pretty much back to normal but you’re right…I was completely distracted. I crashed and burned and no I feel like myself again. I need more keys. 🙂

  7. mcaimbeul says:

    Now don’t risk killing yourself on the roads, and we still love you.

    • Thank you. It was really bad and that’s saying a lot, living here. When no one is speeding, and cutting each other off, you know it’s dangerous. We were crawling at 15-20 miles an hour where I usually go 60. They are coming home tomorrow night. I told them to make a ton of keys for me. Sigh.

  8. Too stressed and frozen-fingered from driving in that weather! If the time had been longer before their return, they probably could have hired a locksmith to let you in. The important thing is that everyone stays SAFE:)

  9. OH, geeeez! Gigi that sounds like something I would do!!! I’m glad that is over with and Deb is on her way home so you don’t have to worry!

    • Things should calm down now…I think…I hope. The last few days have been chaos. And to top it off I was up at 4 to get to a meeting this morning. And you KNOW how I love to go to bed early. LOLOL An ice storm is supposed to hit tomorrow. Starting at 2 in the morning and going through the entire day I think. I’m staying in and laying on the floor until spring. Really bad winter.

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