I almost died today.

We’re having 60 MPH wind and sleet here in the Midwest and my poor car, Pete, does not handle that combo well.

I was going around the curve of a highway on-ramp when my car suddenly got caught in a nasty tailspin. I rotated 360 degrees three times before careening into a ditch. Facing traffic (so the wrong direction).

Through some divine intervention of the universe, I’ve managed to avoid the numerous poles that line either side of the road. But I can’t get my car out of the ditch.

Then a couple of good Samaritans pull over in a large boxy white truck. I am on edge at first when I see they’re grungy white trash looking men. But they sweetly ask if I’m all right and offer to help push me out of the ditch.

Their efforts are successful.

I’m still out out of it and very nervous about driving again (I already asked for assistance to get to work tomorrow).

But I am thankful for kind hearted people who stop and helped a terrified girl get her bearings again.

14 thoughts on “Accident

    1. Pen Post author

      Thank very much Bourb.
      It did cause a lot of internal issues- we actually couldn’t manage driving for a week at all. Thankfully I have supportive friends and a mother who’s been on vacation and able to drive me around when needed.
      But I spent a lot of time at home. With Zoe šŸ™‚

      I hope you’re doing well ā¤

    1. Pen Post author

      Thank you. It was a mess of a storm. I wasn’t the only one to have near-accidents. At least I avoided any damage to myself or my vehicle.

  1. Phoenix Rising

    I know I’m late and all, but I just wanted to give you a gentle hug, and say I’m glad you weren’t too hurt. I hope the shakies have worn off by now, and that Zoe gave you cuddles and licks and loves.


    1. Pen Post author

      Thank you! You’re never late- always just on time on this blog šŸ˜‰

      The shakes are pretty much gone. I still can’t manage to go on the on-ramp that I spun out on (I drive a couple miles past to the next highway on-ramp), but I expect it to be like that for a bit.

      Zoe was wonderful, as always!

      Hope you’re doing well!


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