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mrvermin September 4th, 2011 09:06

A big Thank You
First the story:

At the Saturday Pig Roast, I parked and locked my car, walked around taking pictures and took a test drive in the new Passat (took picts of that as well).

Later, I found that I had lost my keys somewhere on the dealer lot. Many people helped me (many thanks :o) search the Passat, even the dealer salemen helped out, but it was not in the car. Others helped me out searching the lot from back to front, but no luck :(

Jeff (Rockechip) and his wife, Frank (frank06) and his wife, Fred (VWDerf), and Shalon (Zippy) amont others stayed late and helped me search into the night at the dealer. Jeff even stayed until the tow truck came and helped us load the car onto the truck.

We brought the car back to the hotel and Jeff helped us unload it and arrange for me to make sure that it was snug and secure.

I can't go on and thank those that helped enough over this, :o I know that at times while searching I was a bit terse and short tempered, and for that I humbley appologize if I came across that way :o:(. You guys helped me out.

I'll post more as this unfolds and let everyone know how it turns out.

For now, if anyone has found or finds a VW switchblade key with a TDI Compass keychain, please turn it in at the Hotel Desk.:D;)


mo_focus September 4th, 2011 11:49

When we get back home, remind me to give you a key fob that I had from my 02 car. Hopefully it will work with yours, you just need to get the key cut.

Zippy_car September 5th, 2011 22:47

Good luck, Joel. I really hope this works out for the better. Have a safe drive home.

mrvermin September 6th, 2011 06:44

well, thanks to Aaron of BoraParts and the use of his FedEx account, ;), My brother will be sending my spare keys to me over-night, and I should get them by Wednesday 10am :)

Lessons learned:

- Carry a spare set of car keys in Camera Bag (keep said bag in hotel room)
- Park with wheels straight :o (just in case)
- Always be with Good Friends :D:cool:

Thanks to all :o:D


Torque_Delight September 6th, 2011 11:48

Damn what an adventure for a little piece of metal with a groove in it !

I'll take your lessons and will carry a spare key just in case it happens to me the next time!

At least you found a way to get out of this and you have a little more time to enjoy KY and Relax a bit!

Take Care and have a nice drive back home

VeeDubTDI September 6th, 2011 11:48

Glad it worked out and your spare key will be arriving in the morning! It's awesome how everyone chips in to help a friend in need.

Franko6 September 7th, 2011 20:20

Hey Joel,

I'm glad I was able to help you in more than one way...

I was good to get to know you. We'll be meeting up again, I'm sure.

Hope you got home safe with no more drama.

VW Derf September 7th, 2011 21:40

I assume the keys arrived before checkout?

mrvermin September 9th, 2011 06:56

heya all....

Well, I got my gets in the FedEx envelope Wednesday morning (big thanks Aaron), packed everything up and checked out. The hotel was very helpfull in assisting me to clean and dry my Trunk Matt after oil spilled on it from a leak in a container in my trunk..;).. (BTW: Purple Power really works:D)

Anyway, I got everything ready and headed out to my sister's in New Jersey (just across the bridge from Philadelphia). I took the south route through West Virginia and turned left at Baltimore. That is when I hit the STORM..:eek:..

Wow, what a storm, Baltimore was being flooded as I drove past, this thing was moving slowly up the coast, so I had to get ahead of it and get to my sister's first. I made it ok, but now another problem..:(..

The storm blew through and flooded areas in and around Philly, as well as west of the city, that would be my route out :(

Looks like I will be here for a day or so until they clean everything up. ;)

I think I am going to write an addendum to the book of "Murphy's Laws"...:p


VeeDubTDI September 10th, 2011 13:43

If you're bored and don't want to go home yet, come on down to DC for a day or two!

The flooding on Thursday here was unreal... never seen anything like it before. Monsoon rains for at least 2 hours straight... 12" for the day. :eek:

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