Terry and I started rounds at 7:30 am - our Round 1 was 19 visits. Things were going pretty smooth... until we got to an apartment and I couldn't find the key on my gigantic key ring! I had the key yesterday, and it just disappeared. The only one out of 30+ keys! Luckily the client lives over a corner store and they are his landlords, so I run in there to see if they have a spare. They don't, but they said they would get in touch with the landlord. I gave them my card and told them to call me. We re-traced out steps and then went back to my house to double check that it wasn't here. While at home sitting amongst a pile of keys (feverishly looking for this one specific set), my phone rings with a new client asking me to start tomorrow to watch a cat. He told he that I am already watching a cat in his building. (Convenient!) I ask what his address and he says 423, but in my crazed brain I hear 403 which is the building that I need to get into. What a coincidence! So I ask him if he can get a hold of the landlord, he does and calls me back. Says the landlord will call me. I told him that I would meet him once I got this key fiasco over with.
Phone rings again - another new client. The girlfriend is in California and the boyfriend was leaving in 2 hours to go to Virginia. Their dog sitter was M.I.A. I said that I would go to meet him after the key fiasco, and then the other new client meeting. I hang up with him, and the corner store calls! They tell me that they have keys for me. YAY! We rush over there, and they cut keys in the back of the store for me! Who knew?? $4, worth every penny. We go upstairs to feed the cats while breathing many sighs of relief and feed those kids.