Monday, February 14, 2011

Colorado Experiences

When I arrived in Colorado on Saturday it was advised to take my neighbors plowed driveway because mine had snow drifts 6 to 8 inches, but when it came time to turn onto my driveway there were several tracks, I thought I would be fine but got stuck immediatly. My neighbors are really great though and Bart and sons got my car out and Bart got his John Deer lawnmower/snow blower and cleared my driveway to the house. First disaster avoided. Sunday evening I discovered I could not find the house keys any where. Large wad of keys as we just changed out all the door knobs and dead bolts. Still haven't located them but my friend who is involved in the process does have back up so another disaster avoided. Sunday night I decided it would be fun to put the air mattress in the family room with the wood burning stove and "camp out" I was having a really great time then about 11:00 p.m. decided I should get a few more logs for the rest of the night. As soon as the door shut behind me I knew I was in big trouble, I was warned about the little button locks in locked postions and knew I had just locked myself out of the house. I checked all the doors. I was in a t-shirt and pj's and it was just a very lucky thing that I had put shoes on, I still think of this because it would not have been unusual for me to just run out in bare feet. My nearest neighbor is about 1/4 mile walking distance and they go to bed early and sleep hard. well I made the walk to their house being careful not to get my feet wet in the melted snow, I didn't know if I would have to walk out to the main road and hitch I ride to town. I only rang their doorbell twice before the 20 year old daughter answered. she was great, we looked up a locksmith, ate cookies and popcorn while waiting for them to call back, after a while I tried another locksmith, he answered but didn't want to come out so explained how we could break in with a credit card. It worked and I did get to have my camp out after all. another disaster avoided. (I was thinking I might end up on the "I shouldn't be Alive") series.