I have noticed within the past two days my back door deadbolt has suddenly gotten hard to remove the key from. It's a nice Kwikset deadbolt (like, not the cheapest model, but not the pricy quick-rekey one either) that I just installed, last spring. It shouldn't be wearing out! I might think maybe the weather got to it, but the area next to the door stays pretty dry so the lock should be fairly protected from the elements. Any other ideas? I know I stuck the key to MIL's house in it once not long ago, but would that be enough to screw it up? I'm afraid somebody tried to break in, especially given the recent theft of my chickens. I wonder why not just kick the door in or bust a window though. Weird. I guess it's kinda been a bad week around here.