Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Light & locks (& museums)
When I got back home my key stuck in the lock but I eventually wrangled it out. I got some powdered graphite to blow into the lock and then the next time I put the key in, it wouldn't go all the way. I worked and worked at it until I realized the tumblers had finally tumbled their last, the lock was broken. (It had been getting more and more difficult to pull a key back out for quite some time.)
And I was locked out.
Ed to the rescue! My owner in the front house got home a few minutes later, drilled out the lock to open the door, went to the hardware store for a new doorknob/lock, installed it and I was back in business within the hour.