Jul 15, 2009

YAWN...my adventure last night...

I know I know, I brought it upon myself. I was the crazy chick who waiting in line for 3 hours an hour or just to see the midnight showing of Harry Potter. I completely admit it.

I did NOT however intend to stay up til 4am because my loving husband who failed to use common sense forgot that I didn't have a key to the deadbolt lock and locked me out of the house last night.

As if this was not embarrassing enough...my cousin had decided to spend the night so she wouldn't have to drive an hour and a half at 3am to get home. So now there were TWO people locked out of my house.

My neighbors must have thought there was a crazy lunatic breaking into my house. The idiot who sleeps harder than any other human being I know lovely man failed to wake up to the sound of his phone, thus I was forced to pound gently knock on the door hoping someone would hear. I failed.

We then tried to break in through the window, it was locked. (It's NEVER locked...seriously...why is it locked the one and only time I'm locked out of the house at 3:45am?)

So I took my homemade flashlight (AKA Cell Phone) and worked my way into the back yard, (Have I ever told you I have a woodchuck living in my back yard? No...another time then) being careful not to upset the wild life. When I got to the back slider, which unfortunately was ALSO locked...sigh... I again began to bang as hard as I could knock a little bit harder. No luck.

So I threw something at my sons window...hoping it would wake him. No chance. (these boys sleep like rocks I tell ya!)

Back to the front. Knock again a LOT little bit louder, hoping I am not waking the neighbors. FAIL

I tried to throw pebbles at my bedroom window, but quickly found out this was useless.

Back to the back yard, knock some more.

Return to the front yard, tried the window again.

Back...front..back...tried calling his phone again...front...UGH

Then I look down at my keys, ready to submit to two hours a night of sleeping in my car... and the most obvious thing in the world dawns on me...THE CAR ALARM!!!! (Sorry surrounding neighbors...I was desperate!) I tried it once...no luck...SERIOUSLY. I knocked on the door again. (I don't know why!) Finally, with my last OUNCE of desperation (and knowing I am about to see the cops round the corner at any point now!) I try the car alarm one more time. (Have I mentioned that my cousin is cracking up at me the entire time?)

Finally, at 4AM, from the window above, as if it were Juliet speaking to Romeo...wait...that's not how it worked!....from the window above, my husband says, "What do you want?"

Why yes, the window HAD indeed been open the entire time, and NO, he had not heard any of the commotion going on below!


My house is incredibly safe. I do not fear any burglars breaking in anytime soon!

We REALLY need to find the key to the dead bolt

My husband is not a reliable source when calling my house in the middle of the night in ANY type of emergency...next time I leave with the phone on TOP of his head!

Is it sad that I wouldn't mind THIS man
breaking in to my house?


Amanda said...

Holy cow that is way more annoying that finding Hannah out of bed. And I can just picture your cousin laughing hysterically the whole time!!

MeganRebekah said...

But you forgot the most important part... how was the movie?
If the movie was amazing, it was worth the night time lock-out!

Marybeth Poppins said...

The movie made the situation TOTALLY worth it. The movie was hilarious! (Surprisingly so) and Amanda...yeah I think I trump an awake 3 year old! LOL...but it was close :)

Jessica M. said...

Wow...that sucks LOL Glad you enjoyed the movie!! At least we get to giggle at your predicament. That man sure can sleep!!

sherrinda said...

Oh mercy! That is hilarious! Probably not quite as funny to you at the time, but maybe something to incorporate in a book??? lol

My kids came back with differing opinions. My oldest said it was not all that great and my two younger ones LOVED it! I hope to hear a more detailed account when they actually crawl out of their holes later this morning.

Katie Ganshert said...

Oh my goodness! Funny. Not at the time, I'm sure. I. Can't. Wait. To. Watch. It.!!!!! This weekend!!

Tara said...

LOL! You do a great job of finding the humor in this situation. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

LMAO! Girl you have the best stories.

Jody Hedlund said...

What an adventure! No wonder you wanted a nap today!! :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Oh, this is hilarious! My husband locked himself out of the car and house (both sets were in the locked car) recently. He'll be glad to hear he's not alone in this problem!

I'm going to try to take my 12 yr old to see Harry tomorrow! I'm glad to hear it was so good.

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Danyelle said...

This brings back bad memories! I was desperate (crying baby, late October) and tried to break the window. I felt like a criminal. >.< Of course, right after I whacked the window hard enough to leave a crack, the person with the keys showed up. :$

Krista Phillips said...


Funny stupid Krista story (It's your blog... I know, but it reminded me!)

Back a LONG time ago... my sisters and I were locked out of the house when we came home from school. Parents were at work... this was pre-cellphones.

We broke the garage door window with a big ole rock.

My dad was TICKED. Nevermind that his three young daughters would have to sit outside for HOURS until they came home otherwise...

*side note* I was like in grade school when this happened. My memory might be slightly skewed...

Marybeth Poppins said...

I am so glad that I am not the ONLY person who has experienced being locked out of the house. (However I didn't hear anyone's stories mention 4am....hmmmm.....) Glad my misfortunes could entertain you :) LOL

Jessica said...


I was cracking up the whole time. Poor you.

CMOM Productions said...

I bet he never one to wake up in the middle of the night when the kids were babies either was he? My husband sleeps through just about everything too! LOL I'm glad you didn't have to sleep in the car!