Have I mentioned that my apertment building is built of stone brick? And the quality I like most in my apartment door is the fact that it's 1 1/2" thick of solid wood, with a deep deadbolt? How exactly am I going to get in? Well, fortunately, I left some key windows open, and the other key on my keyring lets me in to where there was a ladder. My Dad insisted on having the fun of the unconventional entry, and I was simply relieved that the deadbolt did open from the inside.
So, I now have a nonfunctional deadbolt, but at least the normal doorlock seems to work. The deadbolt failed because the whole internal mechanism hinges on a thin piece and it, of course, broke. Sort of lame that a stout lock has such a weakness. Oh, well. Anyway, I need to talk to the landlady about getting this fixed. I'd do it myself (hardware store's just a few blocks away), but I think she may frown upon me changing the locks on my apartment door. 8) Until then, I guess I'll just have to remember my keys myself, and not rely on my safety net.
In other news, I bought a couch this evening. A comfy one suitable for lounging, curling up on, and napping in. It's actually a sleeper, so it'll fold out into a real queen-sized bed. With my parents in town until Sunday, I'll get to try this feature out Saturday night. 8) I'm sure it'll be great -- and then, if anyone wants to visit me (you people know who you are - hint hint), I'll have someplace softer than the floor for them to stay. 8)
Okay, well past bed time, and I've got to work tomorrow. I shall dream of billions and billions of web pages...