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You Tube Saved Me $100 or More

There is a lot of good information on the internet along with a lot of bad.  You have to somewhat discerning and figure out what might apply to your situation, but if you can do so, the internet holds a wealth of information that can allow you to do amazing things.  There is information on how to retire early, how to invest in stocks and bonds and real estate and futures, how to start a blog, how to start a business, along with a ton of other financial information.

It turns out that my son came home late the other evening from practice and locked his keys in the car.  He states that they fell out of his pocket as he was getting out.  Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be a big problem other than the fact that when we went looking for the spare on the hook, it wasn’t there.  A frantic search of all the possible locations it might be failed to locate the extra key to the car.  We were facing a rather grand dilemma at 10:30 on a Friday night.  His equipment for the tennis match in the morning was locked in the car along with his homework for the weekend.  We had to find a way into the vehicle.

Internet Research

Enter the internet!  A quick search of car locksmiths revealed that it would likely cost at least $100 to have one come out close to 11 pm on a Friday night in the rain to unlock the car door in order to retrieve the set of keys.  So I decided to see if there might be a DIY way to break into the car.

I found a great You Tube video that seemed promising on how to break into a car with a tennis ball.  Looks interesting.  How does this really work?  Wait a minute.  It says the video is a fake!  On to the next one which looked promising.  It was titled, “A Method How to Unlock Your Car in 10 Seconds.”  Sounds too good to be true.

But I watched the video and it seemed quite real.  You can check it out for yourself — Watch the video.

I showed my wife and we decided to try it.  It was quite dark outside and I had a black shoelace against black interior so my wife held an umbrella and flashlight app on her cell phone so I could see what I was doing.  The hardest part was getting the knot past the door and into the car with a decent size loop intact.  The first time I got the loop around the lock, it slipped off.  But the second time, it snugged tight and I was able to unlock the car.

It took me about 10 minutes, mainly trying to get the knot and loop into the car.  I often pulled the loop out sliding it past the door.  But once I got it in there with a decent loop, I was able to get it on the third try.  It was quite satisfying to say the least.  I showed the video to my son and explained what we did.  Hopefully, he has learned to keep the keys in his hand before locking the door, but if not, at least he has an idea how to unlock a car door with a shoelace.

Carnivals

Here are some carnivals I have been in recently:

Lifestyle Carnival #18 – PT

The Wealth Artisan FinCon  – CFM

Carnival of Money Pros – CFM, PT

Carnival of Retirement #35  – GPM, PT
Thanks for reading.  Hope you have a good week.

 

 

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