Thursday, January 29, 2009

THIS CLOSE to biting the big one today


So it has been snowing here like EVERY OTHER DAY so far this winter. UGH. I have this LOOOOOOOOONG driveway that goes downhill all the way down to the busy street I live on. Now after the first big storm, I got out there with my son and shoveled that bad boy. It sucked and that is probably why I haven't done it since. I have a 4wd Ford Explorer and I can get up and down pretty easily so I have just let it go (the snow clearing). Well yesterday it snowed a few inches, then sleet, then straight rain for a bit. Then come night time, it got COLD as a witches titty and everything froze. I got off to work and then an hour or so later I had to head back home to bring my son to school. I turn in my driveway, get about 1/3 of the way up and YEP-I couldn't make it up. Not only that, I started to slide BACKWARDS and couldn't STOP sliding backwards. No amount of steering, braking, not braking...NOTHING was stopping me. Did I mention I live on a BUSY street??? I laid on the horn to warn the unexpecting drivers below that something was goin down (me) and I looked in my rear view and all I could see was YELLOW. A SCHOOL BUS. DAMMIT. I think I said a quick prayer, OUT LOUD, like GOD NO! I slid all the way into the street and I think Mr. bus knew what was up cause he flew by my driveway just in time for me to miss him. The bus was the only vehicle that was in danger of my runaway car. I ended up right out in the street, so it could have been a real catastrophe if the circumstances weren't just as they were. So Thank you God, for being there for me and those children on that bus today.

7 comments:

Cat said...

Close call!!! Someone had to be watching over you!!!

Sarah said...

OMG! 1. I love you 'cause you talk like me and 2. Thank the Lord you're ok.

I was holding my breath reading the second half of your post, btw.
-Sarah

Viv said...

DONT DO THAT AGAIN ! .. Geeeeeez. Park at the bottom will ya. I don't need anything happening to you. Would would make me pee my pants. I LOVE YOU

Gledwood said...

... cold as a witch's titty... I like that!

There's a lady who used to go to NA when I was a semi-frequent attendee who'd rabbit on and on about her "higher power" as if it was some larder of delights installed within her she could visit night and day for illicit feasts... I honestly thought she'd confabulated this out of her own imaginings and was barking up the wrong tree as far as true "power" was concerned

I think YOU have hit on what Higher Power actually is about in your post here. Our Higher Power isn't some mere indistinct inner glow, or some personal idol. The Higher Power made the universe and earth and everything in it including us ~ and can do anything. THAT is Higher Power!!

Akannie said...

Oh Neenee...

I just LOVE a good Bus, God, Ice story.

I just did the same thing myself today. But luckily, I live on a quiet country road. whew.

ac said...

I would freak the eff out if I were to slide backwards on ice. omg... Be careful up there!

dAAve said...

Thanks for dropping by. I'll link you so I can find you more often.