The first and second times, I described here. The third time was last night.
I found myself locked out of my house. Again.
Because keys to my house keep disappearing, I've been back down to a single key again for quite a while. I think my cat Nugget eats the keys. But it's one key for one person, so it's usually okay.
But yesterday was my cleaning day, so I took my key off my keychain and left it in its usual hiding place so VacuumLady could get into the house.
Then, when I got home, I retrieved the key from it's hiding place, let myself in, and sat the key on the washing machine.
Several hours later, I went to the store, and when I came home I realized that I'd never put that key back on my keychain.
I'd done it again.
My sledge hammer was still there in my garage. So I knew I could get into my house. I didn't have to worry about sleeping in my truck.
But for some reason I decided to check all of the outside doors and see if, by some miracle, any of them were unlocked.
The second door I tried - the door from my living room to my deck - was unlocked.
Except that I wonder how long it's been unlocked. I can't remember the last time I used that door. Several days ago at least.