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?
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...