>> Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I have quite a story for you today.
I let Gus outside to go pee, just like usual. After a minute, I went out to call him in.
I was standing at the door, and he was taking a while to come over to me. I was holding
the door shut, so that Georgia wouldn't open it and come outside. Next thing I know...
My heart sank.
Georgia had locked me out.
This wouldn't have been a problem if I had had my keys, or at least my phone on me.
But no, I had nothing. No keys, phone, shoes, wallet, nothing.
I did have Gus. But he wasn't much help.
I spent some time patting on the door, talking to her, trying to coax her towards unlocking
the door. She just kept pulling on the handle.
Then I saw our neighbors drive by, whom I had never spoken to, but they looked friendly.
They looked like they'd let me borrow their phone. They looked like they'd understand.
Well, they were friendly, and they totally understood and let me borrow their phone.
After a couple phone calls and some quick deciding, Ben was on his way home to
unlock the door.
I went back to the house (after thanking our neighbors about a million times) and walked
around back to see if I could see Georgia through the window. She came right up and
we talked and played through the window until Ben got there.
When we got inside, it turns out that she even got my keys out of my purse to try and
open the door herself. Sweet girl.
I'm so, so thankful for our gracious neighbors, for letting me borrow their phone - for
my Mom and Dad, for helping me decide what to do and being willing to come
if I needed - for Andrew, for letting Ben borrow his truck to come home quickly - and
for Ben, for being quick to come home and save his girls.
Anyways, from now on, I will not close that door without a key on me. I didn't realize
she could even reach the deadbolt yet. I can see where she could lock it, but it would
be more difficult and confusing for her to try and unlock it.
So that's our crazy day. Hope yours was/is a bit less hectic.