A Great Way to Spend $100

One hundred dollars can do a lot of different things for you. It can buy you a really nice meal or an even greater amount of groceries. It can take you to the movies multiple times. It can buy a couple of video games. It can buy around 4 or 5 hardcover books, or more paperback. It can set you up with enough chocolate pudding mixes to last at least a few months, depending on how fast you go through chocolate pudding mixes.

I’ve spent $100 many different ways over the years. But perhaps one of my personal favorite ways that I spent $100 in the last couple of years was when I purchased this keyless door bolt system.

It’s not the most expensive ones out there. There’s no camera on it. No wifi connection. No way to unlock it remotely. It’s just a touch pad. You type in the right code, and the door unlocks. Voila!

Up until that $100 was spent, there were multiple instances of family members getting locked out of the house. Who can forget the time I did it to myself at 6:30 and tried to get Denisa’s attention by throwing rocks at our bedroom window? (Pro-tip: it doesn’t work as well in real life as it does in the movies.) Denisa locked MC in the house once, while she was locked out of the house. That was a bad morning.

Now that we have the keyless lock, however, all of that is a thing of the past.

Unless, of course, someone locks the door knob. There’s this little flimsy bedroom door lock on the handle, see. We never touch it, so we don’t have to worry about it. Except this morning when Tomas was coming back from cross country practice to an empty locked house, he discovered someone had locked that lock.

Let’s just say this morning Tomas is grateful for cell phones. For the fact that I work only five minutes from my house. For me deciding to stay at work instead of heading to the beach with Denisa and the girls. Because keyless door locks don’t work if you lock something else.

But if you’re looking for a way to spend $100, might I recommend the peace of mind of never locking yourself out of your house again? The thing is easy to install (I did it myself in a few minutes) and works like a charm.

Just make sure not to lock any other locks on the same door . . .


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