Monday, February 12, 2007

Enough of this weather!

When I got up this morning(not on time, by the way) everything outside was covered with a thin but crusty layer of ice. Various members of our family are sick right now, the house smells like garlic, bleh, and I really don't want to get sick, so I agreed to go in to the business today until 3pm when I have a babysitting job(twin girls, really cute). So off I drove. As I began to slowly descend down a hill into town, guess what happened.
Brake swish brake skid swish brake plunk.

Down I slid towards the ditch, thankfully missing a nearby truck and thankfully not going into the steep ditch because it was full of snow that stopped me. If I had come a minute later, I would have crashed into the (very new looking)truck.
Thankfully, we don't have airbags in our (very old) car, so there was no possibility of them going off, and I was going slow so there was no whiplash or anything.
Thankfully, the driver of the truck gave me a ride to the business so I didn't have to walk. (I know, don't ride with strangers. But this is in Oakland! He turned out to be the husband of one of our customers)
Bill and Larry(yes, those are their real names) pulled the car out for me a few hours later and overall no damage was done. I'm very thankful to God for keeping me safe. With five drivers in the family we have had hardly any car accidents. And I will be even more thankful if I don't get the flu from my family!

10 comments:

One Salient Oversight said...

If you can't stand the heat (cold), get out of the Kitchen (Nebraska)!

Eric said...

Heya. I came across your blog, and I just had to agree with you about this weather! Uggg! Everyone in my house is sick, too. Very annoying. :-/ lol. Anyways, nice blog.

Frazzledsister said...

Kitchen, hmmm, was that meant to be a derogatory term?
How'd you find my blog Eric?

Anna Naomi said...

Praise God that you're safe! I hope you don't get the flu - it's not fun!

One Salient Oversight said...

Surely you've heard that expression before?

Frazzledsister said...

I don't believe so. Are you sure they don't just say that in Australia?

Jessica said...

Wow. That first ditch experience is always memorable.

One Salient Oversight said...

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen - Harry S. Truman

He also invented the phrase The Buck Stops Here

Since he was a Democrat I'll forgive you on this one!

Frazzledsister said...

Ha ha.

Pansy said...

Dearie me! I would've been traumatized! but you know.... "you're not on the interstate!" HeHe! I've gotta think of a comeback if she uses that on me. =) I'm ready for spring... though not for summer... Oh well I guess we just have to take it "in season".