I couldn't decide what to title this post, so I used both thoughts which are about as disjointed as I am right now.
Did you know that this is the last week of the first month of a quarter? Why would you? I do because it is the busiest week of the quarter for me. I won't go into the gory details as I don't want to be dooced, but suffice it to say that these are the times that make the rest of the year seem like a walk in the park. (On the other hand, Dooce makes a living by posting silly pictures of her dog on the internet . . . . . . , but as usual, I digress.) Anyhow - six months from now many of you will be having fun at the Specialty and I'll be doing this again.
The last two weeks have been a string of 10 - 12 hour workdays. Scout's in season, so no doggie daycare, and the two of them have had a lot home alone time. We're showing in Knoxville this weekend, so I decided to go ahead and take Scout to Cheryl's - she can take care of the bath and nails, and I can let Spencer go to day care and not feel so guilty about being gone from home so much.
So last night I left work about 7:00, went home and loaded up the dogs and headed to Cheryl's, about an hour and a half away. Laura lives in the same town, so I stopped by and picked her to before going to Cheryl's. We got to her house and went inside to visit, leaving the dogs in the car. Usually, I will open the hatch door for the dogs, but it was a cool evening so I wasn't concerned. After we chatted a bit, I said that I needed to get going because I had another long day ahead.
We went out to get Scout, and when I tried to open the hatch, it was locked - so were the other doors. Ok - guess where the keys were - yep - in the console. Now I have been driving that car 3 years, and I had come to believe that Hondas were idiot-proof as far the door locks went. I have no idea how the doors locked.
There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth on my part. I asked Laura for the name of a parolee who knew how to break in a car, but she couldn't come up with one - but she did save the day with a coat hanger, two bamboo sticks and a roll of duct tape. An hour later we got away and I got the chance to play with Laura's puppies for a few minutes before heading back over the mountain to home.