Saturday, September 4, 2010

best 5 bucks i've ever spent.

did i mention i live in an elementary school?
yep. this lovely door you see will lead you to the kitchen and family room.
but the door has a problem.
it stopped locking.
usually it is always locked. like we don't even have a key for it.
it is just always locked.
you can get out but you CAN'T get it.
and that is how i like it.
well magically the door decided it wanted people to be able to get in and out.
with cory being gone... YES cory is gone. 12 day vacation to AZ/UT.
seeing family and friends.
since i got to go to san diago without him, he gets his own vacation without me.
haha. yes we take our vacations without each other.
kinda weird for newly weds....
wait. am i still technically a newly wed?
or am i now just another married person?
i wonder when the cut off is.

anyways back to the door.
so it wont lock.
not good.
especially that i am alone at night with 10 teens.
i worried about them (and i) being safe.
so determined to get the door fixed i grabbed some tools and got to work.
for about twenty minutes i studied how the door opened and shut
how the gears turned and the do-hicky arm thing at the top allowed the door to open.
i tried finding a lock for a key.
then tried every key i had.
seriously, i tried everything.
finally i got tired of trying and decided to bribe the kids.
i marched into the girls dorm and said,
"i'll give 5 bucks to anyone that can figure out how to lock the front door"
the girls got up fast to give it a try.
they opened it and shut it.
watched it and poked it.
then shawna walked in and asked what we were doing.
obviously she had missed my bribing speech.
we told her that we were trying to lock the door.
she walked over.
looked at it.
opened it (just once)
then walked over to the kitchen
i thought she wasn't going to try
next thing i know she is back with a fork
she jammed it in a little area of the door and said, "try to open it now."
it wouldn't.
i gave her the 5 bucks and said thanks.
best 5 bucks i've ever spent.


  1. I feel bad you are alone. How come your alone trip was so much shorter? Just sayin. Love to you. Sher

  2. Haha I don't know when the newlywed cut-off is,but I think for me it ended when I had Conner. I kinda miss those days. That girl Shawna is one smart cookie. I think that five bucks was well spent!

  3. HAHA, that is awesome- you gave me a good laugh:-)And just so you know- Its been over 3 years for Coop and I and I still feel like newlyweds...that feeling does not need to go away (and by your words, it sounds like it hasn't yet) ;-)