Wednesday, December 25, 2013

All is Calm, All is Bright

The Man shoved me in my jeep yesterday and told me to go South. See, I was having a bit of a fester with the 'rents. and phone calls and emails were not cutting it. Us all being people with thoughts and ideas of our own, I am pretty sure it was bound to happen at some point.

Thankfully we managed to have a cup of tea, sandwich, some conversation and things were a whole lot better.

Turned my jeep around and started heading back.

At one point I had to nearly stop due to three deer running across the road. Shortly after that I had to maneuver around a huge tom turkey that had gotten creamed taking up a rather large chunk of my lane.

The roads were nice and clear though so it was a nice drive with some tunes. The North County had endured a huge ice storm the previous weekend and ice coated trees were sparkling with some sun.

I was just heading down one of my favorite hills a half hour from home when I saw something big and white in the sky.

I realized that the ice from the top of someone's vehicle was hurtling my way. I am not sure we covered how to deal with ice chunks hurling from the sky in Driver's Ed.

I was pretty impressed with the hole in my windshield a split second later. In fact, my rear view mirror was gone and everything was covered with glass shards and ice.

In a weird happenstance, a police officer pulled up next to me almost immediately in the middle of nowhere and we had the following conversation.

Him: YOU OK?

Me: Ah. Yeah. Ahhhhh.....Um....was there anything I should have done to prevent this?

Him: Nope. Saw the whole thing. Really nothing. Where are you headed?

Me:  Back to Potsdam.

Him:  Well, I suggest you get a little farther up the road into town, get yourself straight and then drive home.

Me:  I can drive home?

Him:  Well, not legally since you don't have a windshield. You are going to be cold so it might take you a while.

Me:  Ah. Ok.

And he drove off.

The next conversation I had with The Man was not quite as calm.

Me:  Baby sell the jeep.

The Man:  What? Why what is wrong?

Me:  I don't have a windshield.

The Man:  What?

Me:  I texted you a photo.

The Man: WHAT! WHAT HAPPENED? was decided shortly there after that I start a cold drive home.

Got into my yard and was sent for a shower. Turns out my maniac sun glass wearing ways were a blessing due to the amount of glass I washed out of my hair.

The Man got to work getting things straight and calling the insurance company.

It might have been suggested later when he discovered ice chunks in the back window of the jeep that the position of the impact saved me from getting hurt.

Not sure about all that but I do feel blessed to only have a hole in something that is fixable.

Today is dawning all bright and cold. The calm will migrate into happy shortly when little people wake up and tear into some presents.

Onward and Upward! To Narnia and the North!

Merry Christmas to you all. Hug your peeps close and no festering. 


  1. what a shock!!! Glad you are safe!! Photo's aargh!!! Have a safe and happy Christmas, from australia

  2. OH. MY. GOSH. No. GAWWWWDDDD! I think we can call on Him/Her, in this hapstance. Thank GOD you are ok. Course, one could always blame the 'rents for this one.....but we won't eh? My golly gosh. You better enjoy this Christmas, relations & all, with GUSTO. Cos you may not have BEEN here to celebrate. That is ......phew! Beyond words. And I must say, the juxtaposition between that GLORIOUS top photo & the last one.......gee whizz, Mitra. I'd better send those goodies to you quick smart while you're around to enjoy them...that is one heck of a 'calming down' ride you went on..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE CARE OF YOU. Please try and avoid more ice!!!

  3. Wow, what an ice chunk! Glad you are
    okay, hope all is going better for you now.
    Merry Christmas.
    Carla from Utah

  4. I have never in all my evers seen ANYTHING as weird and crazy as this! Damn you frozen globs of mass destruction!! You have told some doozie stories from out there in your parts, but geez willikers, this takes the cake. There are no words to truly say how HAPPY I am that you are okay. Knowing you're in this world just makes me smile and I'm so grateful it remains that way!!
    Hugs to you Mitra :)

  5. Glad you are ok and hope the rest of Christmas is much less eventful!
    Alison xx

  6. I echo Lisa M's last sentence and I'm sooo so glad you're safe. Enjoy the rest of your holiday Mitra. Hugs and blessings to you. xx

  7. Wow! Scary stuff! I hope you have been having a great time over the rest of the holiday


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