There’s a mystery in that locked room.

Help me, I’m locked in!

Help me, I’m locked out!

My rifle is locked and loaded.

Red Ryder BB gun

Call the locksmith, the lock is jammed. Again.

I can’t get into the car, the lock is frozen.

Hey, I’ve got a lock on it! (I’ve put in my bid and I’m sure I’ll win  … )

Locks and keys and why would anyone want to break in here? We don’t own anything worth stealing?


It takes forever to get down the canal. You have to wait for each of the locks to fill and open.

There’s a freedom that comes with poverty. If you’re an up and coming burglar or thief, you’ll have to go where the real money is. You don’t want our rags, tatters, and memorabilia. Even the art, the most valuable of our possessions is only worth something to a collector. Pretty hard to fence relatively unknown artists …

I saved a lock of his baby hair. I keep it in a gold locket.

Bagels and lox, anyone?

I’m not bothering to lock the computers. No one uses them but us.


“Put a lock on it! I’m tired of hearing you run your mouth,” she said, storming out of the room.

“That’s a lock!” shouted the director. “Let’s go home, folks.”



The ants have returned. It’s an annual event all over New England. They usually don’t show up in April. Typically, they wait for May or even June. This year, they’re here. In force. Everywhere.

Being as I don’t feel inclined to kill the birds, the dogs, and us, I have to find solutions that aren’t going to do serious damage. I also have to be careful since the water table is high and we have a well. Not poisoning our own well is always a good thing.

poison eco-smart

I bought two big spray bottles of Scott’s Eco-Smart Home Pest Control Spray for Crawling Insects (it works as well as the horribly lethal stuff) and a 10-lb bag of Scott’s Eco-Smart poison pellets for the yard. Because not only are the ants back, but so are the ticks. I can’t prevent them entirely, but maybe I can reduce their presence.

All of this reminds me of …

Have a great day!