Saturday, September 01, 2007

We NEVER learn.

It happened again. We locked ourselves out of our vehicle. Well, I should say Tom locked himself out of the van! Tom had run an errand with Evan and was coming inside to pick me and Jordyn up, to go get something to eat. He said his arm bumped the lock, just for his door, and he assumed all of the other doors were already unlocked. So, we soon realized all the doors were locked, with the keys and Evan in the van. Luckily, the van was running and had the air conditioning on. Not wanting to spend money on a locksmith, Tom went and got a hanger and started sticking it in the crack of the door. As he is doing this, I was inside looking up the phone number for a locksmith. I went out to the garage and told Tom that I found a place called "Affordable Lock Out"... just in case we needed it. After about 5-10 min. Tom was able to hit the unlock button with the hanger! He said,"Now that was quick and affordable!"
When we bought the van, we were bummed that they only gave us one key. We both agreed we would need to make a copy... sometime soon. But did we do it soon? I think we all know the answer... no! We never learn. I don't know how many times we've locked ourselves out of our apartments or vehicles because we don't have an extra key. Then we say, we will def. go get a copy made! And it takes us forever to do it. I wonder how many lockouts we will have to endure to finally teach ourselves a lesson!

Evan thought it was quite hilarious to be locked in the van.

Tom breaking in. In the photo below you can see the hanger almost reaching the button.

4 people who like me:

Topher said...

If your van is anything like ours...wait, it's exactly like ours...then the doors lock automatically when you hit 15 MPH. ALL THE DOORS lock automatically when you hit 15 MPH. Even when the driver exits, all the other doors remain locked. Just in case you were wondering.

Jenny said...

I find it amusing that Emily was taking pictures amid the chaos. Shouldn't she have been calling the fire department to rescue her baby or something?

Emily said...

Isn't it funny that when you have a blog, you will take pictures of pretty much anything!?

Maria H. Andersen said...

When we had our last major animal mishap (Halley getting stuck under the deck), Joel did have the insight to take pictures (as I was in Chicago). They are quite funny. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right?