Lesson #1 was learning to pay attention to my gas gauge on the van.
(I didn't run out of gas, but it was pretty darn close. We drove into town on fumes one day this summer...)
Lesson #2: Have an extra set of keys to all vehicles that are not on your regular key chain.
That way when your husband takes your keys (and his) to work with him at 4:30 in the morning... work that is over an hour away... you aren't left stranded out in the country with no way to drive.
Yes... we have 3 vehicles. But the only vehicle I had a key to was the one that Corey drove to work.
Not so helpful.
My mother-in-law (who lives 4.5 miles away) wasn't home.
Our kindergarten teacher (who lives a few miles away) was already at school.
I was sure that our Special Ed teacher (who lives 1 mile away) had already left... but I called her anyway.
Turns out she was home... sick.
But... sweet thing that she is, she drove over here in her pajamas and drove us the 9 miles to school. And daycare.
And she promised not to breathe on us. =)
I owe her big time.
So... making copies of van and truck keys has now been added to the To-Do-List.
And I'm pretty sure Corey will be checking his pockets a bit more carefully in the mornings.