We just returned from the store. We went to Walmart to get a few things and so I could check the clearance stuff. husband was frustrated because I looked at ALL the clearance stuff. gee. That was the reason for the trip. Poor baby - NOT. I ignored him which shortened his grumping hugely. We got our stuff and went out to the car. And couldn't get in. A few weeks before xmas the ignition on the car locked up. It had to be replaced. Which meant that the door key doesn't make the engine run. Not a big deal. Except he gave the door key (that works to the old ignition system) to thank you to play with the old ignition. Of COURSE husband didn't put the key on his ring when thank you gave it back to him. Some background on the whole key situation in our home. I have locked myself out a few times in the past. It was a hassle but we dealt with it. WHen we got this car it had 2 keys and husband decided that since we only had one car we didn't need 2 keys. He had my dad keep one in case we got locked out and he had a huge hissy fit when I was going to make a copy of the key for myself. he SWORE that it was going to cost over $50 and maybe even as much as $100 (this is a Chevy, NOT a mercedes or something super expensive) and it would be a TOTAL waste because I would just lose the key and why didn't I just go burn the money. HE would NEVER lose a key or get locked out. Only I would. I stopped the argument because it made me angry enough that I wanted to say some things that would really really hurt husband and I didn't want our relationship to go there. It didn't seem healthy. We came out of walmart with husband freaking out because we spent "a fortune" (in reality he had NO clue how much we spent even though he paid - he just told me we spent an amount that is six times what we spent and I have NO idea why he thought that. I have corrected him.) We couldn't get into the car. husband left the key to the door at home. The remote didn't work. It quit over the summer except for opening the trunk. husband thought we could push through from the trunk to the car and unlock it that way. That didn't work, largely because husband refused to realize he had to unhook some latches before the seat would fold down. I tried to tell him. husband has SWORN that it will cost upward of $50 to fix the remote. That if I tried I would break it. I let it go because I rarely drive because I am on medications and have balance issues. I went inside with the kids, leaving husband outside to wait for my dad to bring the spare key. I spent less than $4 and replaced the battery in the remote. It didn't open right away when I came back out. I figured it was no big deal. But I kept playing with the buttons. And less than 2 minutes after I walked out of the store, I heard that little snick sound that the locks make when they OPEN. The look on husband's face as he was fussing at me saying "Well, now you tried and you KNOW I was right. You should have just left it alone. I TOLD YOU..." right then Jess said, "Hey Dad" and he turned and his jaw just dropped. because she was sitting in the car with the door open. It was truly priceless. My dad showed up a minute or two later and was glad we worked it out. husband apologized all the way home for doubting that I could fix it and for having spent over a year telling me that I was the ONLY one who ever lost a key, that he wouldn't ever do that. What a night!!