Prepare to laugh. Only I could do something so stupid.
Last night, I went to a party at my friend Sue and Diane's house. Great time - good people, good food, etc. I go to leave at 1AM, and as I am walking out trying to unlock my car, I note the lights don't start flashing as they normally do...and then the car would not unlock. Naturally, I put the key in the door and unlock it so I can get in the car, thinking there was a short with my key. This is very important later in this story.
Well, my car is deader than dead. I see the interior light on, and mumble things not fit to be spoken out loud. Head back inside, get someone to jump the car...as the engine started, the panic button was going off - aka, the horn was beeping. LOUDLY, I might add, at 1AM in a very, very nice neighborhood. We consult the manual, try a few things...nothing. By this point I am just irritated beyond all belief - and frozen, as it was absolutely freezing outside.
Last ditch effort was to call AAA. I did not think they would be able to do anything for me because the car would start - we were looking to try and disconnect the fuse to the alarm, but there was no way I was going to be able to figure that out. So out comes this little old man at 2:15 AM. I explain what is going on, he says, stay here in the house, give me the keys and let me take a look. About 5 min later, Sue comes downstairs and says she heard the horn...I was like OMG...they live in a really nice neighborhood...and that stupid horn was so loud. About three min later, Sue goes to the window and says your car is in front of the house, running and quiet!!!
Turns out I had done something to the alarm when I manually unlocked the door. Apparently, I needed to manually lock the door to get the alarm back to where it needed to be. All he did was stick the key in the door, lock it and jump the car. SERIOUSLY???? So it was after 3AM when I got home...but at least I got home.
Moments like these are quite frustrating to me...I never would have had any idea that manually unlocking the door would have had such an impact (a loud one at that). Jodi and Megs and anyone else that has a Honda, take note of this in the event this ever happens to you, to spare yourself the embarrassment I felt last night. I should add this is the third time I have done this, so my poor battery is shot. It will get some new power tomorrow, she is getting her 60k tune up in the morning (aka - large dollar tune up, as all you Honda owners know) Hard to believe...she is 4 yrs old. Just means I recently celebrated the 4th anniversary of my 30th birthday...she was my 30th birthday present to myself...and for the most part has been a champ. Its just her owner that is suspect....