Elaine Loring

A realtor friend of mine held an open house at a lovely Iowa Falls property late one afternoon last week. She got everything ready, then walked outside to take in the surroundings from an enclosed upper level deck before any potential buyers arrived. Moments later, she turned to go back inside the house, but discovered the door to the deck had locked behind her. She shook the handle, but no luck.

In a panic, she called anyone she could think of, but most of her friends were either out of town or unavailable. Afraid she’d be stuck outside on that deck for a while, she messed with the door handle again, but this time discovered there was a trick to getting it open, and she let herself in. She told me this incident was near the end of one of those bad days where if something could go wrong, it did. 

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