Thursday, December 20, 2007

Advent - Day 20th - Ice, Ice Baby!

Wow! Only 5 days until we celebrate the birth of Jesus! Isn't it just amazing how these days are going by fast???

Speaking of fast, I had an interesting experience this morning... I was scheduled to meet one of our customers in Baker City, which is 17 miles from here... Our hookup time was 9am.

At 6:40 am - which is meet the school bus time, I noticed the roads were very icy.. Ice Ice Baby! It was still dark out, so I didn't really give it any serious thought..

At 8:30 am - I hit the road... We live off the Anthony Lakes Highway, the road to the ski resort, which has a few big turns in it. Drives me crazy when the skiing 'yahoos' come flying down it! We have rescued quite a few wayward into the ditch drivers...

Anyway, one big turn is at our headquarters (2 Miles down the road) and another big turn is about 5 miles down... The roads were still icy... So, I'm cruzin'... Thinking how wonderful the day looks, all cloudy and ready to dump more snow... About 40 miles an hour.... obviously in my own little world with music involved... Then, uh, I hit the big turn and do the 'side ways shuffle'... I do have studded tires, and all wheel drive.. Thank goodness.... I corrected, my heart fluttered, and my shuffle ended, and I cruised some more... Then I got sideways again! More heart flutters.. Dang!

Two big trucks were coming from the opposite direction.. No where near impact, just close enough for me to show them my fancy driving skills.... Sigh... They waved... I waved back... needless to say, I drove a whole lot slower... Yahoo...

I canceled today's trip to Boise.. The interstate was closed North of us... and after my episode, I just wasn't up for more adventures. Good thing.. When I picked the kids up we got smacked my a mini snow storm!

I did have a fun moment though.. Our local C&W station was playing a real fun Christmas song, that I have not heard before... Family Christmas? A male singer shares his Family Christmas celebration - it's very dysfunctional - it includes ex wives, lots of kids, blowing out the Christmas lights when a relative plugs in their RV... and lots of trips to the quick mart to get more alcohol (eggnog, then margaritas then bloody Marys). I know, you're all probably disgusted, but it sounded so much like some of my family celebrations that I got out of the car (don't worry, by this time I was sitting in front of our mailbox, on the highway) and danced! (No one was around, just the cows, I promise!).... Yahoo!!! When I got back in the car, I got all emotional, and cried.

Sometimes it's hard to be with your family, and some times it's hard to be away.
And that's fine... Really...

5 comments:

reflections:0) said...

I have not heard that song but, I am sure it was good... Sounds like a few families I know....LOL


reflections:0)

Anonymous said...

I know those curves in the road, John's quick driving skills saved us from being hit by an oncoming driver blinded by the sun.

Hey, what is this about turning on the music and dancing? It's the only way I can get motivated to dust, sweep, et., yuk, yuk. I am a dancing girl too. I was famous back in the day. Catch the music. Aunt Alice.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me, when we come visit again, we'll bring our little RV again. We keep a good stock of alcohol in it. No worry, just keep paying your electric bill! Aunt Alice.

Dawn said...

YOU BETTER SLOW DOWN!!! I don't like hearing about you driving like a mad women!!! lol...Please be carefull on those roads. I love the fact that you dance around cows...lol You know those comercials when the cows do sill things when humans are not looking!!

Sandy said...

You be CAREFUL out there, Andi! Goodness gracious! Ice = STAY HOME! grrrrr.... behave!