The girls were so excited for our first trip to Perth, well a holiday house in Perth hahhaah! My friend, Maria, who also lived in Perth.. finds it more comfortable and relaxing than Sydney (her previous rental place). “It’s not as fast-paced as Sydney and the people are more friendly and warm”, she said. And so there we were, bags and luggages in tow. We reached our accommodation called “Sun and Sands” which was situated by the beach. It has a welcoming porch that was adorned with pretty geraniums. A lovely wooden swing which overlooks the beach hang from the ceiling of the porch.
Oh yeah.. before I continue with the story. I must say a big thank you to the hero of this story, ie. the local locksmith right here in Perth called Power Locksmith (Power Lock for short).
As usual, our teenage girls were always excited to check out our accommodation, something they love to do whenever we go on a vacation. So the first thing they did was to find their room, which they shared and happily commented on the layout of the place and its furniture. The girls are pretty easy as pie so they appreciate vacation places that are simple yet warm and pleasant. They are however, quite particular with cleanliness and sanitation. They were more than satisfied with our place. It had two floors, with a small living room, a dining room, and a kitchen on the first floor; and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. My husband and I put our luggages in the masters’ bedroom. It has a balcony that overlooks a small park with a playground and a bike path. Next to our room was a shared toilet and bath and next to it was the girls’ bedroom.
We decided to check out the beach and so everyone changed into their swim wear and togs. We were all geared up and ready to hit the beach and as soon as my husband closed the door behind him, he called out to us, “You’ve got the keys, don’t you?” The girls seemed to freeze and looked at me in a way that said, “Mum’s got it, right?” It was one of those times when I thought my husband would take care of it and he thought I would as well.
So there we were, looking for locksmiths on Google. We told the girls to go ahead and swim as we had already spent a good 30 minutes googling and contacting locksmiths close to the area. However, both girls seemed to be guilty about “not being responsible enough” to hold the keys. My husband told them that we will find a way to get in and told them to be in charge of the keys once all this is sorted out.
Thing is, at that time, I feared that it might take quite a while for us to sort this thing out as it’s a Sunday and the ones we tried contacting were not picking up our calls. Just as I was thinking of ways on how to break in and how to pay for the damage we will cause, the girls came running toward us with another girl in tow. They said that they met Lana at the beach and somehow told her of our plight when she inquired where we were staying at. Lana said that her dad is a locksmith and that he can help!
She said that he was on his way to pick her up in an hour and a half. She rang her dad and let my husband speak to him and all went well from there. So that’s how a locksmith saved the day while we were holidaying in Perth.