I recently started to play Skyrim again. I had played for about an hour or so and everything was fine. Then abruptly and without warning, the game application crashed\closed on me. I don't know exactly what caused it but I might suspect that it might have been Steam itself considering that when I was back on my desktop, Steam's Updater was up and waiting for user intervention.
I then went ahead and updated Steam. After it was done with the download and update install, I started Skyrim back up.
Now mind you, I've had over +99 lock picks on this file for over 2 or 3 years considering I still have and use the Skeleton Key. Every time I see any lock picks I grab them. However and just recently, I am seeing my lock picks decrease as they are now below 99. The last time I checked before saving the game and closing out the game application I had about 77 left.
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this as well, and if so, was there any solution you found to fix this bug? I should not be losing lock picks when possessing and using the Skeleton Key. Since I'm using the (PC) version, I have full access to the console.