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yeehaw and darn tootin: texans aren’t murderous thieves edition

As I was cleaning up around the house last night, I realized I could only find 2 of the 3 house keys that I had copied. I looked all over the kitchen and laundry room, in drawers, on the floor, under the new microwave, and came up empty.

Immediately, I thought of the parade of strangers I’ve had in the house: 2 Best Buy delivery guys, 3 cable guys, and an A/C repairman. I had been storing the copies on the uber-secure open countertop.

None of the guys had seemed shady, but I started to doubt my judge of character. Plus, if all ‘bad guys’ seemed shady, we’d sure have an easier time avoiding trouble.

In the daylight, I am rational. I am fearless. I will go toe-to-toe with most any challenge. But once the sun goes down – I become very aware of just what a little girl I am, and suddenly overwhelming danger lurks around every corner. Locked inside the safety of my house, I am fine, but the possibility that somebody else had a key was enough to drive me to panic.

The husband tried to talk me down from my ledge over the phone, but I was having none of it. I packed up my stuff, and drove down the street to check in to the La Quinta.

Once I got checked in, I called the husband back, and he asked me if I had checked all my pockets. Hmmm, my, um pockets? Why no, I hadn’t checked any of my pockets …

Most of my pockets were outside in the car, so I decided to check in the morning. I enjoyed my sleep in a real bed, in a hotel room that was nicely air conditioned.

Sure enough, this morning I found the last key in my yester-yester-pants. It was such a relief! Nobody wants to chop me up in little pieces! Or steal my Dynex!

I guess Texans really are nice people, after all.

4 replies on “yeehaw and darn tootin: texans aren’t murderous thieves edition”

(Hi, this is Marcia from the Carodan Farms KnitXperience 2 years ago) Just wanted to tell you I’m enjoying reading your posts about moving! We moved around a lot when I was a kid, and I moved within the past year myself (just around the corner, but it still involved getting all utilities shut down at the old place and set up at the new place, etc.). Enjoy your adventure! 🙂

Thanks! I’m sad I didn’t get a chance to get to KnitXperience again, it just never fit in my schedule – and now it’s not nearby anymore. 🙁 Luckily, there are knitters everywhere.

Darn tootin! Yeah, we wanted a bedroom tv, but didn’t want to spend a fortune, so we picked up a 40″ Dynex on sale for $300. It’s got a good picture for being so cheap. The user menus are pretty awful, but when you consider the fact that the components are the same ones that are going into higher-end tvs, they have to compromise something to make them so much cheaper than the competition.

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