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Alright, I confess. I failed to follow my own suggestions. The warning signs of potential problems were obvious; however, I decided not to give it that much attention. For quite some time, I have started to notice that it is becoming more difficult to unlock the front door using my key. I wiped a little olive oil on the key and then cleaned up the lock faceplate, which I noticed was filled with dog hair. However, I still decided to ignore it and did not call a handyman, until I winded up locked inside my apartment in Myrtle Beach. It was terrified there for a minute. I gave my son who was still outside the house a pair of pliers. I tossed it out the window. Although he managed to turn the key, we both understood that it was just a temporary solution. The good news is that we were able to contact a handyman who gladly helped us even when it was already 9:30 at night to adjust the lock. He did it for free. I promised myself there would never be a next time. I came to a conclusion that I would deal with small home maintenance problems before they turn into bigger issues.