This is not some Biff, Chip and Kipper book about their magic key – but it is a story about a magic key!
The husband’s car has a magic key – which as long as it’s in proximity to the car allows you to unlock it and start the engine without actually pressing a button on it / putting it in the ignition. This is incredibly useful if you’re laden down with shopping and / or small children, when you can just wave your handbag in the vicinity of the car to get the door to open, fling it on to the passenger seat whilst you strap everyone in, and then start the car without having to rifle through the entire contents of the aforementioned handbag.
When the boys arrived home this evening, the husband couldn’t get the car to lock – so he suspected the key had been left in the car. Then, he tried to start the car and it worked – which meant the key had to be nearby.
There then preceded a one hour strip down of the car. Every nook and cranny was searched. Seats moved backwards and forwards and up and down – but still no luck.
We’d just about decided that he’d have to leave it blocked in by another vehicle tonight, and then drive it to a dealership tomorrow to get the key blocked, and new ones made, which:
a) would have cost hundreds of pounds and
b) probably couldn’t have happened for weeks based on the usual availability as Land Rover dealerships in the West Midlands!!
I decided on one last search of the driver’s seat – figuring it the most likely place for it to be – and I found it!
Wedged in the rear housing of the runner that the driver’s seat sits on. Completely not visible – I’d just decided to ram my fingers into every gap I could find!!! It took a bit of wiggling by a 6 year old with smaller hands than me – but we extracted it! Phew!