Things that haven't been blogged about but need to: the keys!
trystan_laryssa was over here a couple months ago, and we wound up having a nice gossip and soak in the hot tub. All was good with the universe. We went to go back up to the apartment. Now, since this was to be a nice girls' night soak in the hot tub, I'd brought some wine in plastic containers down with us, and so I was a little unsteady on the feet. trystan_laryssa had had less than I had, so when I was a little clumsy attempting to turn the key in the pool gate and lift the latch at the same time, she took the keys from me and tried herself.
And wouldn't you know, she was the one who dropped the keys.
Outside the fence. Along with my cellphone, which was attached to the keys for safekeeping of both it and the keys.
I searched around for a stick. She attempted to pull the unit back inside.
After about ten minutes of insanity along these lines, I spied a neighbor out for a smoke, and called them to our aid. They let us loose, snickering all the while.