Thursday, December 08, 2005

Belatedly thankful

It's cold here in central Missouri. Real cold. Colder than Milwaukee is right now. With about five inches of snow on the ground and streets cleared only so so. C. and I decided to take a little break this afternoon and get away from campus for a nice hot coffee drink. Headed south of campus in our car. Hit a slick spot. Went swerving across the lanes, finally spinning across two lanes of traffic and hitting the center median. Fairly softly.

So I'm thankful. Thankful for the soft landing. That the traffic on a very busy roadway at a fairly busy time of day slowed down enough to avoid us in our spinning. That the traffic coming toward us as we sat facing the wrong way on the road, unable to get moving, waiting for a tow truck, also missed us. That the several cars hitting the same slick spot we hit also missed us in their spinning. Yes. Thankful.

3 comments:

jeff said...

Yikes. I hate winter driving. Especially when there are those huge build-ups of snow at intersections and you start spinning your wheels driving to get through a light.

marcia said...

Oh my gosh. I'm glad you and C are ok!

Becky Howard said...

What Marcia said. I'm late reading this entry but equally grateful it was a no-injury incident. Winter driving is way more dangerous than any of us wants to admit.