Hi it’s me again, today I am writing about an awesome stunt. On Sunday after church we came back to our apartment and tried to open the door, then we remembered that the other set of keys was in the key slot inside the apartment so we couldn’t get in! BIG MISTAKE! The windows all have bars on the outside of them and were locked. Luckily we left the bathroom window open just a crack the problem was it was about 6 feet off the ground and the only person that could fit through the bars and maybe the window is . . . yes, you guessed correctly, me. We thought that might be our only option that we could do because everything is closed on Sunday and the locksmith would have cost a lot of money and who knows when he would have got there. Our landlord, José Manuel, was really nice but never heard of someone doing such a thing – crazy Americans. He was going to try to contact a locksmith for us but my dad told him we had one more option, to see if I could fit in the window. José Manuel told us to go for it and he would start looking for the locksmiths’ number. It was our only hope – my dad wasn’t a big fan of the plan. Wait before I start to tell you any more you have to remember that there are bars on the outside of this window as well. Once I got through the bars I would have to open a window that was about the size of a . . . um oh yes I know the size of 4 small toaster ovens 2 by 2 next to each other and on top of each other. OK on with the story, my dad helped me get up closer to the window and then he held my leg so I didn’t fall backwards. So I got to the window with only my stomach and up inside of the very tiny frame. Then I had to move a latch that held the window open and make the window fall down but still be attached to the window hinge. Then I had to turn my body all the way around (I was all tangled in a ball) so I was feet first and my stomach was on the windowsill. At that time I was holding on to the bars with my feet inside of the bathroom. Hopefully you will see some of the action because my sister video taped most of my Mission Impossible stunt. My mom tried to hook my long sleeve shirt that I wasn’t wearing so I would have a hold but at the time I was really stressed so I didn’t get the message. Have I told you yet how scared I was! I was panting and I was crying inside of my head! BOY I was scared! But in the end I got inside of the apartment and let them in and from now on we will NEVER leave the other set of keys in the door while all four of us are out and about. I really hope the video turns out!
Note: the video turned out really good but we decided not to post it because we don’t want to teach people how to break into this apartment. If you want to see it remind me and I’ll show you when I get home.
Jim & Karen F.
December 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm
Keegan — you’re the man!!! You’re more valuable than a locksmith! Great story.
December 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm
Great story! Love it! Keegan…I think you need to think about a career as a stunt man! Never leave home without the keys!
Grandpa & Grandma, Mom & Dad
December 9, 2011 at 9:26 pm
Keegan you are my hero!!!!!! Grandpa wants to make a movie of you as PLASTIC MAN He can get thru any keyhole.
December 10, 2011 at 9:43 am
Great Story! I wish I could have been there! I”ll wait to see the video!
December 11, 2011 at 8:19 am
I always knew you had a lot of potential…breaking into houses looks like a bright future!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And if that doesn’t work out, i heard mermain models make big bucks!
December 11, 2011 at 10:21 am
Way to save the day, Keegan! Jonathan recently accidentally locked us out of the house at 9 p.m. on a school night with Scott out of town so I could really relate to your story!!
I also wanted to take a moment to say Happy Holidays to you and your family. As I write out my holiday cards, it just doesn’t feel right to not send your family a card!!! Thank you for this wonderful gift of reading about your travels…we all are enjoying it immensely! Stay safe and enjoy!
December 14, 2011 at 7:59 am
Crazy Americans, See, good things come in small packages….. right Keegan! Great post and fabulous entry.