(for Wordless Wednesday see the post that follows this)
I’m totally locked out of my own kitchen pantry! My husband installed a lock for the pantry door to keep himself from middle-of-the-night snacking. He’s been a sleep-eater for as long as I’ve known him, and we’ve tried everything to curb it without any luck –until he installed the lock a few months ago. So now each night he locks up the pantry, gives me the key, and I hide it somewhere so that if he goes into the kitchen in the middle of the night he can only stand there and look around, maybe unload the dishwasher or something (which he hasn’t been inclined to do).
Well last night we locked up as usual. He got up at 4 a.m. for work, and couldn’t get the door unlocked. I kinda remember him saying something to me as he was leaving about the lock being stuck, but it wasn’t my reality until I went to get Zoe her breakfast from the pantry and found that the key wouldn’t turn in the doorknob.
We are freaking locked out of our pantry!!
Which I suppose is why my tummy is grumbling right now since I had grapes and a pear for breakfast. Luckily there were a couple frozen waffles in the freezer for Zoe. Packing her lunch for camp today was interesting, she won’t be happy to find that she’s got two pieces of fruit rather than one fruit and a snack bag …. FROM THE SNACK BOX IN THE PANTRY!!!
I tried to jimmy the lock with a butter knife, and when that didn’t work I tried a spatula. Not that I thought it would work, but cripes burgulars always get in so easily in the movies! When that didn’t work I got out a hammer and screwdriver and took the pins off the hinges, figuring that the door would practically fall off then. Not so.
So I gave up.
My husband said he’ll work on it when he gets home from work. I’m hoping that the door will be open AND still intact. I suppose we could call a locksmith, I wonder how much that’ll cost and if they’ve ever had to unlock a pantry door before?