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I LOVE my new house. I love being a homeowner (even though the bank owns everything except perhaps the steps up to the porch...).<br><br>
Before I bought a house, everyone told me something completely unexpected would probably happen in the first few weeks of owning it. Last night was my first chance since closing to go out to the house (we've got a few things to do before moving out there permanently).<br><br>
I didn't get there until about 9pm because I had a bunch of errands to run before heading out. So, I got there, shoveled the steps and the walk, shovelled out a parking spot, parked. Unloaded a bunch of boxes. Fed the dog, walked around the house with a glass of wine checking it out. Went into the basement, no leaky pipes (thankfully). Everything was well with the world. I went upstairs and set up a bed, changed into my pjs. Puttered around the kitchen a bit, had another glass of wine, then put on my shoes and took the dog out for her last pee of the night.<br><br>
When I came back up to the house, I turned the handle on the storm door, and it came off in my hand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/surprised.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Surprised"><br><br>
So, I'm outside, in my pjs, with the dog. It's -13C out, and I have a door handle in my hand. I tried wiggling it back in, no luck. Tried the other doors: all locked up tight. Removed a storm window, but couldn't slide the interior window up. I spent a while longer trying to get the storm door open to no avail. I tried to break the glass in the door with the snow shovel. I didn't even a crack...<br><br>
I had NO IDEA what time it was, because I don't have a watch, and hadn't brought a clock with me. I didn't know what time it was when took the dog out. My keys (including car keys), my wallet, everything... in the house. No lights on at any of my new neighbours houses. So I took the dog (sans leash, because it's inside) up to the gas station. Closed. I walked around a couple of blocks, no lights, no signs of life. My boss (who is my ex-boss's partner, owns a house a little way down the road, so the dog and I walked to my boss's house, no cars, no answer at the door.<br><br>
I remember there's an RCMP (yes, the mounties) station up the highway a bit. So the dog with no leash, and me in my pjs, head off down the road. When I got to the station (3.5kms, I measured this morning... it felt further), a car was pulling out, and the nice RCMP lady asked me if I needed something. So I explained my predicament... she drove us to the house, then she and I spent a long while trying to break in. On the bright side, I got to use a police baton to try and break the glass in my door, which was pretty cool, but didn't work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"> Finally, she called dispatch, and they found a locksmith who could come out.<br><br>
The locksmith shows up (a bit drunk, but the looks of him... you know, just to add to my confidence I'll ever get back in my house), but it's not really a lock problem, per se. As it turns out, however, the guy is built like a refrigerator... he got some pry bars out of his<br>
truck, got us to pry the door open enough for him to get his hands in... and he pulled... and the door opened! I don't remember a time in my life when I felt so relieved.<br><br>
So when I asked him how to pay him (I only had a wee bit of cash), but he brushed me off and suggested that thanks to me, the cops now have his number for this kind of stuff, and he stumbled back into his truck and drove away.<br><br>
So, I have a couple more Christmas gifts to add to my list... Fucking hell though.<br><br>
I came back into St. John's this morning... to find out there's no water in our place here (the rental). A plumber has since come and gone, so I'm back in business.<br><br>
Anyway, I hope the door is my unexpected thing. I'm not sure I'm prepared for some other thing to come up.
 

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What kind of PJ's?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
flannel pants and a hooded sweatshirt... and serrendipitously, not the flannel pants with the big gaping hole in the leg...
 

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I will pray for you and your new house. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">
 

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Oh. My. Goodness! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Glad you were able to get back in eventually. Were you frozen?!
 

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Hee, in my first week in my house, I locked myself out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> It was daylight and no snow though. I left my keys inside, car and all, so I walked to work.<br><br>
Your predicament was much much more!<br><br>
Congratulations on the new house!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Congrats on the new house.<br>
Glad everyone is so nice.<br>
If this was Toronto, you'd still be outside, with your next door neighbors snickering at you.
 

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But if it was Mississauga, you'd be in front of the fire with a rum and egg nog and not worried about getting in. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br><br>
caribougrrl you wouldn't have been down on the St John's waterfront being part of a Mary Walsh photo op would you?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><br><br>
Those wild and crazy Newfoundlanders!!!!
 

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Carribougrrl!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
Congrats on the new home!<br>
When you find time, PLEASE post some pix!!!!
 

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Pics of mounties would be most helpful. My BF will not allow me to dreive his car for fear I'll go too fast just to see the mounties! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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I'm hoping this works like it does on that other site. The pics are from the real estate ad... yesterday it was covered in snow.<br><br>
front:<br><img alt="" src="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/caribougrrl/2LemarchantSt2028.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
back:<br><img alt="" src="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/caribougrrl/updateMoriarity206.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
living room:<br><img alt="" src="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/caribougrrl/2LemarchantSt2010.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
kitchen:<br><img alt="" src="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/caribougrrl/2LemarchantSt2012.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
top floor landing:<br><img alt="" src="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/caribougrrl/2LemarchantSt203.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Please note, the furniture you see there is NOT mine... thankfully, they took it with them...
 

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since the street name is in the picture file names... I'm just going to go with commutable... long commute, distance-wise, but (a) I mostly work from home and (b) if that changes, there's a pretty elaborate car pooling system out there I can tap into<br><br>
p.s. if you see the Mary Walsh picture and can pick me out, I'll send you $100
 

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Do I get 50 guesses??<br><br>
Were you really there???<br>
If so, that is sooo cool<br><br>
...both figuratively and literally<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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That is an awesomely funny story!<br><br>
I agree that it's kind of cool to know it's that difficult to get into your house. It's locked down so tight, that even the authorities can't get in! You could easily have a hostage showdown in there and hold out as long as you want.
 

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I bet your dog was thinking "Cool! A late night walk!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Hopefully that was your only major unexpected thing in your new home, which looks great, BTW. I love all the hardwood floors. And the landing at the top of the stairs.<br><br>
Congrats on the home.
 

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Congrats on the new purchase. Prepare to become intimate with a roller and brush! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 
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