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Where's your spare key?
Having a few people in town have a spare key has come in handy several times when I'm going out of town. I can ask a friend to stop in and give Charlie some water or food without worrying about getting a key to them before I leave.

Well, when I got home from work yesterday, I realized I was locked out! My car key generally has three keys attached to it, and one of them's my house key. I pulled it out of my pocket to discover only two keys -- and nope, not the one I needed!

Luckily, guinness_duck knew where his copy of my key was, and was home, so I could stop by and grab it. Gabriel greeted me by staring out the living room window as I got there. :-)

I don't think it's the first time I've somehow gotten locked out and had to get a spare key, but it's probably not more than the second time. I still don't want to try stashing a key outside the house, since that still feels like a security risk, but maybe I'll keep one in the car (not sure why I didn't already) for situations like this.

Also, I still have no idea where the house key vanished to. It wasn't in my pants pocket mixed up with other things, and it doesn't seem to be in pockets of the shorts I wore recently. Ah well. This is why we have spares.
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acappellasinger From: acappellasinger Date: August 25th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
My spare key is conveniently hanging on a cabinet in my kitchen in perfect line of sight to taunt me should I ever lock myself out. On the plus side, I never have to go looking for it...
queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: August 26th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I see a flaw to your system.

pixel39 From: pixel39 Date: August 25th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get a lockbox, either the kind that get mounted or the kind that hang off a doorknob. Voila, problem solved.
helianthas From: helianthas Date: August 26th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Don't keep one in your car bc the registestion has the address... Foe all those car thefts in ithAca, you Never know...

queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: August 26th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I managed to lock myself out and needed to get into the house in a very short amount of time, so I was forced to call a lock smith. After this Baron begged me to hide a key outside. I think it was about $50.

Then there was the time that Anna locked me out when I was 2-3 month pregnant with J, ( and then she immediately took off her diaper and put it on her head, something she has never done before or since. I think this is why I think she's destined for the theater. Her innate sense of timing and performance.) I remember this because otherwise I would have crawled in a very small window, but doing so pregnant would have put pressure on my uterus in a way that I thought would be dangerous for J and I. Fortunately, just as it started to _rain_, I convinced Anna to open the door. & I still didn't stash a key outside of the house after I did this.

I have thought of stashing a key in the sump-pump well outside of my house, but too many possible slap-stick type situations come to my mind.
pigglet27 From: pigglet27 Date: August 26th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a key keeper with a combination code that lives in between the screen and exterior back door. The only key in it is for the front door. I don't think I've ever had to use it.
sskipstress From: sskipstress Date: August 26th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
My spare key is in the leasing office :)
chesther From: chesther Date: August 26th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I know where my primary key might be. I'm sure I have no idea where the spare is. :-)
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