Monday, December 22, 2008
Thanks, Chuck H!
I went to visit my pals on Saturday, Kristy, Stacy, Ryan, and Craig. It was, of course, fabulous, and I am seriously aggravated with myself for not taking any pictures. I even remembered my camera this time. How like me. (To forget to take pictures after making sure to remember the camera. Oh geez.) I had to drive a new route there, because obviously I've never gone there from here before. That was a trick and a half, let me tell you. It took me on all these little roads in the middle of nowhere, roads that weren't even county roads. None were labeled. I was a mess, I can assure you. So, I had Chuck find me a better way home. The way he had me go took a little longer, but I was able to stay on actual roads with names. This helped a lot, as it was dark and snowing at this point. Oh, and it saved my life. Apparently, it was really bad on 74 just before I got to it. When I made it onto 74, traffic was crawling (people averaging 35 mph.) I saw two cars that had flipped over, and I lost count of all the cars I saw that had slipped off the road. There were emergency vehicles scurrying all over the place, and I was more than a little nervous. Then I realized that if Chuck had not found this way for me, I would have gotten to 74 in the middle of the mess, and I could have been one of those cars that had slid off the road, or worse, one of the cars that had flipped over. I am so grateful that my family didn't have to get a phone call like that, and so I say: Thanks, Chuck H.