To do: Make copies of my house key.
I came home the other night and watched horrified as my key broke off in the door lock.
Thankfully I had successfully unlocked the deadbolt first. The key broke in the door handle lock and miraculously managed to turn and open.
For a split second before I twisted the knob, I took in the situation: a houseful of animals waiting to be fed and let outside, a husband who's out of town for several more weeks, and no key to drive and make a copy of. At least it wasn't 20 degrees.
I've been unlocking the doors much more gingerly now until I can get to a keysmith. I walked all over the mall tonight trying to find a place to make a copy, but it seems you can't get that done at the mall these days. I could've gone to Walmart, but really didn't want to.
But yeah, I'm going to get like five copies made and make sure I don't put myself in that situation again.
A related question: How do you get half a key out of your lock? I've tried a really strong magnet and tweezers, but I can't get it to come out more than a sixteenth of an inch. Any ideas? I don't trust myself to take the knob apart and get it back on properly.