Wednesday, September 29, 2010

24 Hours

In the past 24-hours I have learned:

1.  That when playing at the park with your kiddos it is possible to lose your keys on the playground.

2.  If you locked everything else up inside your car, including your cell phone, you can feel pretty helpless.

3.  Helplessness gives you the strength to approach a random fireman (who just so happened to be at the park with his company for exercise purposes). Random Fireman can use a shim, blood pressure sleeve and metal rod to unlock your vehicle. You still can't drive your vehicle, but at least you can call for help.

4.  Nissan can replace your lost key, but your vehicle must be present at their dealership.  The cost to replace said key is $239.00. The only way to deliver a vehicle with no key to the dealership is to have it towed.

5. My Mother-in-law once again will always rescue me.  

6.  Police Officers are nice and will randomly check your car left at the park overnight while patrolling the area (since of course the dealership closes before you could have it towed to them for the evening).

7.  A Tow Truck can find you at the park, but wedging his truck in between the rows of cars can be difficult. 

8.  Programming a new key can be a time consuming process that leaves you at the car dealership with two toddlers for 5 + hours.

9.  Suckers can carry you through this wait.  Long walks in the stroller through the rows of cars also helps.

10.  Finally when feeling totally sorry for yourself, open up to Chapter 2 of "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" by Joanna Weaver and instantly feel peace.


Mary said...

Oh Joy. There are no words.

But wait. There are.

That's worse than anything that has happened to me and that's saying A LOT.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Joy! I think I should bookmark this post to re-read on a really "tough" day... AND, I love that book!

Amber Connors said...

Oh wow. That is a stinky day. It looks like you had good people all around you though - little angels. Your post made me miss Aunt Pam.

I hope tomorrow's better.