Luckily, I had given myself time, and Chelsea's plane was late. I called AAA for a tow to the Honda dealership, texted Nancy, and had time to read the Chronicle and drink a couple of cups of coffee. Also, I had a chance to change the way i dealt with the situation.
In the old days, i would have gotten hysterical, and assumed the role of the victim, and used up precious energy fretting about the problem. This morning, I had glimpses of hysteria, but nothing over the top or exhausting, and I actually have the energy to be productive.
It is an expensive lesson, but now I have learned it. And it is all part of the adventure that i signed up for when i decided to take this trip. Considering the changes I have been through in the past six months, it is remarkable that all i have lost is this key.