Today for the first time ever, I had to pull over on the way to work because the weather was so bad. Now, I used to live in upstate NY, so I am used to driving in some pretty nasty stuff.
Unfortunately today, we had some snow/ice over night and the roads were covered with a thick sheet of ice, with not enough snow on top for traction.
I puttered along in my little Prius for the first couple of miles, thinking it would get better when I got onto a main road.
Made it to the main road and that is when one car followed by another slid back and forth in front of me. Another car attempting to turn onto the road almost simply slid across the far side.
Inching along to a place where I could turn off- the parking lot of Wal-mart became my Mecca.
Arrived in lot- called friend to see if I could ride with her to work. Not a problem.
Phoned my husband’s phone to see if he would be able to pick me up from work later. No answer.
Called again. No answer.
Called the home phone. No answer. Now mind you, it was 6:40 in the morning and there are THREE people in the home.
Phoned again. No answer.
Phone my stepdaughter’s phone. Ring, ring, ring…finally, just before voicemail she answers, “Hi, do you need something?”
Uh, no, just felt like chatting at 6:40 in the morning. “Yes, I need something. I need to speak to your Dad.”
“Well, he’s in the bathroom. I don’t know if he has a phone.”
“Could you bring him yours?”
“Okay, I guess”.
I overhear her talking to my husband- “Kim’s on the phone.” His overheard response, “Tell her I am in the bathroom and I will call her later.”
Oh, heck, no!
So if I am ever in an early morning accident, with death hovering near me, and I will long to say some final words to may family, I now know those words will be, “Will someone please pick up the phone?”!!