Thursday, January 29, 2009

what to do when your locked out of the house

by teresa

On Sunday mornings my father-in-law (George) leaves for church before his wife (Jackie). He goes early to help set up and get things in order for the service. Jackie takes her time getting ready and does some straightening of the house before she joins him. Two weeks ago, after George had left, she went out to the garage to get something....and accidentally shut the door. It was locked and her keys, cellphone and clothes were in the house. No, she was not naked....just in her pajamas. To make matters worse, it was about 20 degrees outside. brrrrrr. George would not be back for hours. Our house is two blocks away, but it was too cold to make that trek and in pajamas no less. What to do, what to do?
I think she figured she better keep moving or risk being a nanny Popsicle.
So that's what she did.
She cleaned and organized every square inch of their garage and attic space.
When George returned home and opened the side door to the garage he found her sitting there, basking in the glory of a job well done.

He says he's going to lock her out of the house at least once every six months or so.


Anonymous said...

Jackie, I can lose the keys to my garage too. That seems to be the armpit of our house...besides the kids rooms. I acn do it on a 70 degree day so you won't freeze...PLEEEEEZE. Another great happening that keeps me reading.

Anonymous said...

Duane would have a cow if I cleaned HIS garage. That is definitely his man-cave and other than the fact my washer & dryer and freezer are there I probably wouldn't be allowed.


I will have to say that Jackie has a cleaning gene that I wished I possessed. She used to come into my office and just start straightening things up. If you have seen my office lately, I need her to pay me a visit.

Karen said...

I know what you mean. Jackie makes the most of every minute and she has the neatest office in our suite.