Thursday, March 05, 2015

Thankful

All that snow we've somehow missed has finally hit us here in Central PA.

Sunday afternoon, Sir and I had a heart-stopping moment and overall shitty evening, but we are so, so lucky. We were driving back from rope class, and I started sliding on the highway, eventually doing a 360 across the road, another 360 off the road, finally righting myself just in time to slide 50 feet down into a ditch.

Miraculously, we didn't hit anyone, we weren't injured, and the car was fine. Just stuck in a ditch. We had to wait 7 hours for a tow in 26 degree weather. That part was terrible. We didn't have heat in my car because we were on the way to get gas when this happened. So we huddled in my backseat under some blankets but we were still pretty cold. Two tow trucks later (the first one couldn't pull us out), we were back on the road, everything in working order. Definitely pissing people off as I drove even slower than normal.

I've got a new appreciation for warmth in the house, and for taking even more time/driving slower when traveling in crappy weather (not that I was speeding or anything; I was in fact doing 20 under the speed limit).

It also made me appreciate people. When we finally stopped spinning, no less than 4 cars pulled over to help. And as we waited for the tow stuck in the car, people kept stopping all day. It's heart-warming to know that people do actually care about one another, and it was just growing up and living in the NYC area that soured my opinion of people.

Today we're getting our first MAJOR storm here. My job closed at 5:30 am, so I didn't have to go in. Sir had to go in, but they closed early. so he was home around lunchtime. I definitely enjoyed serving him this morning, and having the time to do it. Since I wasn't also rushing out of the door, I had time to make him oatmeal, start his car, clean off all the snow, and prepare his lunch. I had time to really enjoy serving him this morning, knowing that these tasks make his life easier. I normally do make his lunch, but it's always rushed and somewhat of an inconvenience. I still do it, but having the time today really make me enjoy the act of it.

3 comments:

  1. Yipes! So glad you're both ok!

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  2. Oh, I've done that! It was so scary! I'm glad everyone is safe.

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  3. Thanks, it was a pretty terrifying experience, and we're lucky how everything happened!

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