Oh yeah, one more thing I forgot I wanted to write about.

Tuesday night was snowy. We only got about 5 inches I think. South and west of here was worse. But it was COLD and WINDY. I actually thought I’d leave the shop early. Didn’t think anyone would come in. Tuesday is my day to be there late. My Tuesday spinning student did come but she was 1.5 hours later than usual so I didn’t leave early.

I got home a little after 8PM and sent the babysitter home with instructions to turn around and come back if the roads were too bad.

I thought, before going to be, I should take the dog out.

In about December I broke the door knob and Lou changed it to a more beautiful model. This one can open on the inside even if it is locked.

See where this is going?

I didn’t have a coat on.
Lou was in Toronto.

So then there’s a bright idea. I’ll just go around back and go in through the garage. Unfortunately for me the garage door broke about 2 weeks ago and won’t open anymore.
I tried all of the doors and all were locked.

The kids were in their sleeping and ringing the door bell wasn’t waking anyone.

By now about 25 minutes has gone by. It is about 2 degrees Fahrenheit and did I mention I wasn’t wearing a coat?

I went next door, where a 20 year old guy and his girlfriend live, and I asked to use the phone. This fine young neighbor did the right thing and brought the phone to the door and gave it to me on the porch. Yup, he didn’t ask me in.

I called 911. Who else would I call? Luckily the nice young man’s girlfriend came by and did the right thing and asked me to come in while I waited for the officers to show up.

Less than 5 minutes later two police cars showed up and back out to the cold I went.

They tried breaking in every door. No luck. Good news I guess. Unless I’m on the wrong side of the door.

One officer got a snow shovel and pounded on the shutter outside Maggie’s room while I yelled for her. She didn’t wake up.

I rang the doorbell some more. No one budged.

Finally the other officer took out the screens one by one until he found a vulnerable window to go through. That window is no longer vulnerable but I’m glad it wasn’t latched on Tuesday.

By the time I got inside I had been out in the freeze for almost an hour. It took a long time to get warm – even under my down comforter.

I’m getting a spare key made to hide.

I now know I should have taken a hot shower. But you live and learn.

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