A few weeks ago I lost the spare key to my house. On one of my frequent trips to Cafe Comal downtown (YUM YUM!), I noticed Henne Hardware. It's website says its been in operation for 150 years! Wow! I have always been a sucker for great, old buildings and I thought well I'll just pop in here and get a key made.
First off, just do yourself a favor and go inside this place. It's like stepping back in time. The people are friendly (it's NB of course they are), the service is top notch and when you leave you just want to go find a soda fountain somewhere. I LOVE IT!
The ceiling is gorgeous and they still have the wire pulley you attach a ticket to, and then send it flying through the air to the front of the store. So cool! I was going to take a picture with my iPhone but the irony overwhelmed me :).
Any-who, back to the real reason I went in there...to get a copy of my house key. I walk to the back to pick out a new key to be made. I settled on my favorite design and then....
....you know how you have those random keys on your keychain that could be the key to anything from your first apartment, all the way back to the shed behind your grandfather's house? Isn't it strange how suddenly all those key can look exactly alike?
So I crossed my fingers, took a gamble and made the copy.
And now I have this. This is not the key to my house. I have no idea what this key is to. And now I have two of them.
Henne Hardware, I'll see you again soon.
*Note: The author is not affiliated with Henne Hardware and will not appreciate any of the Aggie Jokes you may be inclined to make. Gig 'Em :)