Saturday, June 30, 2007


If you read about older homes in the real estate ads, "charming" is the word you'll find. This is code for "impractical." One of the many charms in our house is that every bedroom and closet door is locked with a skeleton key. Charming isn't it?

Yes, in the sense that it is impractical-- especially when there are more than eight different skeleton keys that each work only on one door, except when middle child gets a hold of one (blames littler brother for giving it to him) locks my linen closet and his own closet and then "drops? the key somewhere... outside? in the grass?"

Middle child roamed the yard yesterday for hours under orders to find that key. I didn't have much hope he'd find it. He couldn't even remember what he was out there for and was more often seen chasing butterflies than looking at the ground.

We're hoping to find that key today when the lawn is mowed. In the meantime, I hope nobody needs a fresh pillowcase and middle child will have to get by on what little clothes and underwear we found for him in the dryer.

St. Anthony, pray for us.


Beth said...

Oh my! :)
We'll say a prayer to St. Anthony over here.

Kristen Laurence said...

A quick prayer for you!

Dear Suzanne, remember playing dress-up when you were little? Well, you're tagged!

Cheryl M. said...

Prayers that the key is found - and soon! :)

Aimee said...

Oh yes, St Anthony - he hears from us regularly.

And is there a patron saint for locks, because we could use him/her around here as well. The Boy decided, soon after Baby Girl was born, that it would be great fun to lock AND close all of the upstairs doors while I was feeding the baby downstairs. Unfortunately, the people who owned the home before us did not have/leave any keys, so I had to remove every single lockset on the upstairs doors and reassemble them - all four bedrooms, the linen closet, the utility closet and the bathroom.

Good times :)

Suzanne Temple said...

aimee, I'm starting to think that this is what we'll be having to do also. sigh.

Johane said...

Maybe a metal detector might be a good investment? You never know what treasures you may find. ;)

Elizabeth said...

I get on to St Peter when we have trouble with locks. I reckon he knows a bit about keys. He's never let me down yet.

How about sending your boys out to comb the lawn with a magnet?