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Sunday, March 13, 2011

worn out lock

Good morning.
I've just returned from cleaning the Salon.
Well, it's another weekend, and we still have snow on the ground. But it is slowly going away. I can see large swaths of grass. And the temps mid week are to get near 50, so maybe it'll all be gone by next weekend. :-)
We came home from work yesterday, relaxed with cocktails, and I played on the puter while Craig started dinner. We had home made pizza. It was very good!
One of our projects for today, is replacing our entry door lock. Last Thursday, as I was leaving for work, I couldn't un-lock the dead bolt on the door. It was very hard to turn. But eventually, with some work, I got it open. Then it wouldn't lock. But working with it, I finally got it to lock. We didn't want to keep messing with it, so the rest of the week, we've used the garage door to come and go.
Now we have 3 doors to the house and they all have the same key. I sent Craig to Lowes to see if they could re-key a lock with our key so we'd only have to replace the one and not all 3.

Well, they now have a lock called
Kwikset Polished Brass Residential Double-Cylinder Deadbolt.
On the box it says.....
Polished Brass Residential Double-Cylinder Deadbolt
Kwikset Signature Series Product Featuring SmartKey® Re-key Technology.

Re-key the lock yourself in seconds in 3 easy steps.
Patented side locking bar technology offers improved security by protecting against lock bumping, an attack technique used to defeat conventional pin & tumbler locks.
So they re-keyed it for him and today I'll replace the bad one with this one.
I love technological advances!

Before, we would have had to replace all 3 to get the same key.

So, I've changed all the clocks, cleaned the salon, had a piece of leftover pizza for breakfast, and now it's time for my shower.


  1. Leftover pizza is sometimes the best!
    Hope you guys have a great week! :)