As I was leaving for work today, I put my key in the front door lock as usual. Only today, it wouldn’t work. I’d had a little trouble when I came home yesterday, but figured it was just a stuck lock or my key was being a bit temperamental. I had to take apart the lock (because I didn’t have one of those re-key tools) and diagnose it myself – one of the lock pins was falling out of place. So today I had to put a new deadbolt on the door, and I went ahead and re-keyed that to match our back door lock (which didn’t already match because the guys that did our house were cheapskates).
I also bought more Gypsy Queen the other day. I’m a true sucker, after all – I decried the nonsense error parallels that Topps has thrown in, but I went right back and picked up more. I’m done with it now, however. Let’s see the highlights.
Also found were two of the newer Astros aces in their old duds. I was hoping for Cole in an Astros uni, but apparently the checklist was set prior to the trade, so I’ll just have to settle for that amazing pillbox hat/yellow jersey throwback. The Verlander really threw me for a loop, though – that was a (waiver) deadline deal last year, and I was pretty darn miffed when this Tigers card fell out of the pack. A quick glance at the print code and I realized it was a short print, but that just made me even more upset. “Why couldn’t they just find another Astros shot?” I thought to myself. Then I realized this is a Jackie Robinson Day SP, and, well duh – Verlander wasn’t with the Astros then. Still a bit odd.
Now I’m off to get a little late-night work done, and perhaps start tackling my custom design for the year.