Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 5 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, April 2014. The roses are blooming!

Friday, January 10, 2014

LOCKED OUT!!!

So, I had errands to run yesterday morning, which included driving to my credit union to get a new debit card, since I had used mine at Target during the "security breach"...sigh...it was on my "to do" list.  I grabbed my keys, locked the front door, locked the gate, and hit the button to unlock the car doors...NOTHING.  Nothing!  Not even a ping.  I tried it 3 more times before I realized that I'd grabbed the keys to hubby's car, which meant my house keys were still on the ring IN the house, next to the door....sigh...what's a woman to do?

Turns out, the neighbors' workers just pulled in across the street, so I ran over and asked for a phillips head screwdriver, thinking I could unscrew the screws and pull off the gate lock.  No way.  The latch covered the screws.  So, now I was REALLY in a pickle.  We don't have an extra key to the gate lock and we have a 6 foot fence all around the front of the house, so you can see the pickle I was in, right?
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So, I asked one of the workers if he could bring a crowbar and pry off the latch, which he kindly did.  Also, there was NO WAY I could get OVER the fence!

So, I got into the front yard.  We do have an extra key for the house (thank goodness), and today I think I'll have an extra key made for the gate lock.

And, yes, I was able to get a new debit card at my bank.  I ordered one 10 days ago and never got it, so they cancelled that one.  I believe it either got "lost" in the mail or someone took it...sigh...

1 comment:

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Those were some serious hassles.