Let me start by saying that I am a trusting person by nature, so when I ask my LO if she has the keys to our vacation condo and she says yes, I trust that the information is correct. Well….. as a good friend of mine recommended, “trust but verify”!
She had the keys, just not all of them. we got in OK but the key to our locked “owner’s closet” was not in her possession. That closet had all the pet goods, (kitty litter box most importantly among other necessary items ); all our goods, (toiletries, underwear, clothes, etc.). So the decision: drive 2 hours back home and 2 hours back in traffic or pay $115 to a locksmith! Those of you who know me, know that was an easy choice. So, my new motto: “Trust but Verify”