Monday, August 23, 2010
You might as well laugh too
The last two days have not been good to us, where keys are concerned.
Sunday we had some errands to run, working on the Fiat and picking up some parts for it, and shopping for our upcoming trip*. When we got home from the errands we wanted to pull the fiat back into the garage, we had left it in the drive way, but we could not find the keys. We searched the Fiat, we searched the Rav4, we searched the house, and each other. No keys.
We only have one key for the ignition, one for the trunk, and sharing the ring is the spare to Haden's car. It's vitally important we not lose them, to get copies made we have to order blanks off the internet and pray someone can cut them. OR, we can buy a new ignition and keys for a couple hundred. We plan on trying to get copies but haven't yet.
I have been lectured (love you, hon!) about the importance of keeping track of the tiny keys. Because of said lecture I attached the key ring to the point and shoot camera. Sure it's a rather large keychain, but the keys won't get lost that way. Dennis takes them off to use them and well, he put them in his pocket, with the Rav's keys, and they must have fallen out on the parking lot. Thankfully, we got them back. Equally, thankfully, it was not me who lost them! lol
Now it might make sense that the Fiat keys aren't on Dennis' key ring, nor mine, they stay on a hook in the house. But, Dennis keeps all his keys on one ring and he has many keys. I only carry the key to the Rav4 on my keyring. I don't have a house key, I just use the remote to the garage door and come in that way. I have a spare key to his van, but I don't carry it. I leave it in the Rav, lol.
Last night, the spare van key took a ride in the washing machine. Oops! I honestly can't tell you if it had been in Dennis' pants pocket or in mine, I don't remember who had the key last. But I am the one guilty of not checking the pockets well enough before tossing things in. So far, the remote part is not working, I didn't try the ignition. Hopefully it will work once it dries out. I have washed a thumb drive and a CF card before and both still work.
*Oh, did I tell you we're going to Glacier National Park? We leave in about 10 days. Fun! Camping and hiking and such, maybe I'll have cell reception, maybe I won't, I won't have internet for most of the time but I am getting posts queued up. I will be sending a photo or something each day to facebook, as reception allows (if we're not friends there please add me, there's a link at the bottom of the page)