Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether summer clothe the general earth
With greeness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.



Friday, December 03, 2010

All's Well That Ends Well


Here is my personal entry for the Idiot of the Year contest! (Not B Baggins, that's just his 'this woman is absolutely nothing to do with me' look !)
It's Friday evening, cleaning week has been brought to a succcessful conclusion and the house is like a new pin. 8.30pm and it's time for B Baggins and I to go for our short evening constitutional before I relax in a contented and virtous glow of achievement. I gear up, this takes a good five minutes then off we go, half an hour later we are back and we go into the garage to disrobe - yak traks, boots, waterproof trousers, hat,coat, gloves and, in B Baggins' case, his lead. Then disaster strikes! I can't find my keys! Extensive searching reveals nothing so on goes all the gear again and leaving B Baggins shut in the garage I retrace my steps. Nothing {:(
As I get back neighbour out with his own dogs enquires if I'm OK so I tell my sad tale. He puts his dogs in the house and says he'll walk round again with me. Still nothing{:(
Not to worry says neighbour, he can break in for me and then make all secure for the night. By this time it's 10.30pm so we go into the garage to reassure B Baggins that he hasn't been abandoned before starting on the breaking and entering bit. 'What are these?' enquires neighbour picking up a bunch of keys from the table. He got a very big hug and while I get the award for Idiot of the Year Paul gets my award for World's Most Brilliant Neighbour.

25 comments:

Roy said...

I'm saying absolutely nothing.{:)

Pat said...

I can relate to every bit of this Rowan!:-) Fabulous post!

Von said...

Whoops!Blame it on induction of too many cleaning products!

Hollace said...

I think you're the Bravest Person of the Year for telling your sad/funny story. Of course, we can identify with you. I have called my husband from work when I locked myself out of the car, and when he arrived, he said "What happened to the spare key I gave you to keep in your purse?" There it was; I'd forgotten that I had a spare 'just in case'. Some people you can't help!

Wanda..... said...

Good that the 'breaking and entering' was prevented...Bad that the neigbor knows!

I can just imagine your frustration, but you really did make me laugh, Rowan!

George said...

All's well that ends well, indeed, Rowan, but it seems you still have to make the case for B Baggins.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- doesnt' that kind of stuff drive you crazy? Look everywhere and there is is -- right in front of you. Glad to know I'm in good company here LOL!

liZZie said...

Ah, that is a sad tale, but you're not an idiot Rowan, I have and I expect many of us have incidents like that, the only thing usually different is an absence of a knight to rescue us.

Sheila said...

You aren't an idiot...prehaps it was snow blindness?

Bovey Belle said...

NOT the right end of the day to mislay your keys. I am glad you were rescued though - and I bet you were never more pleased to get to bed!

Kathy said...

You're not alone. We have key disasters on a regular basis ... it's normal for us. The worst was one Christmas Eve after we'd had new doors fitted and hadn't put the new keys on the key ring! Insane! The children were crying because Father Christmas wouldn't leave their toys because they weren't in bed. We had to gatecrash a neighbour's party and all the menfolk gathered together to figure out a way of breaking in!
Frighteningly easy to do!
Glad you found your keys in the end!
Love Kathy xxx

ChrisJ said...

I could tell worse stories about me! I wonder if men lock themselves out and then find the key after all. I bet they do, but they'd never admit to it!

Diane said...

Women and keys!!! Very similar things happen on a very regular basis in this house too. Glad its not just me! xxxxx

Mac n' Janet said...

That's a constant tale around here, it's not that you're an idiot it's that inanimate objects abuse us. I've threatened to put beepers on our keys and glasses so we can track them down.

Granny Sue said...

Love, love, love it! I can totally sympathize, having done similar things myself. Goodness, I bet you were relieved to find them. What a good neighbor you have, Rowan.

Piecefulafternoon said...

My son says that are little blue people (blue so they can hide from us) that go around arranging things and sometimes they get behind and don't get things arranged fast enough - like not putting your keys where you can see them, and when they finally get around to getting things arranged, THEN we can see them. I think the little blue people had your keys until 10:30.

Glad you got in safely.

WOL said...

There is a town near us (aptly) named "Plainview" -- whenever we have a similar experience, we can say, "No wonder I couldn't find it. It was in Plainview." LOL!

Bless you, dear soul. If I had 9p for every time I've torn the world up looking for something in plain sight, I could retire comfortably and hire someone to keep up with my stuff for me!

ruthie said...

Yes, i have done that too, once or ahem . . twice ;-) all's well that ends well and thank heaven for lovely neighbours. x

Janet said...

Yes, I've been there! It was nice of the neighbor to help but I think I'd be wondering why he knew how to break in!!

I'm glad you and B Baggins are safe and sound inside the house with the keys in your possession.

Carolyn said...

Ah! I hate when that happens but at least you could sit down in a nice clean house after.
I love your snow pics-England is so beautiful! We went there a few years ago but I really want to go back someday.
Thank you for visiting me,
Carolyn

Mary said...

............please can I borrow your lovely neighbor Rowan? Lost a glove yesterday, and have just discovered a piece of jewelry missing - it's worth a bit but more important has great sentimental value! As for the house keys, always misplacing THEM of course, so don't feel bad!

Rosie said...

Oh, dear - keys get lost here too - we searched high and low last week for my husband's house keys - eventually found in the car boot! Thank heavens for wonderful and helpful neigbours - they are worth their weight in gold:)

Gracie said...

I'm in line for the second place then, I forgot my car key on, and then I was searching for it all around while my car was sooooo ready for a thief to do his job!!!

mrsnesbitt said...

Hilarious - you sound like my type of person!

Tramp said...

Oh the stories I could tell (and probably will).
...Lady