Life is not always full with roses,
but thankfully the following adventure
left us shaken but unscathed....
My craft quilting friend came over to help
me with a secret project for Mr. Husband, and we
ascertained that we needed to go to a craft store,
the nearest one being about 16 minute drive away....
After a near miss when a car came out of no where
right as I was turning left,
we were doing fine
(my friend did tell me it was then that she understood
her life was protected by the Good Lord but
she is still my friend, which is a sign of true friendship)...
She did ask me 'how often do you drive'? somewhere
after that misstep in things.
But all seemed fine...
until we ended up meeting what I now call
the biggest truck in the world
otherwise known as an 18 wheeler truck with
hauling two trailers.
I need visuals to explain this unexpected
adventure, so welcome to my
drawings on post-it notes. :)
As you see above, I was waiting for the red light
on a T intersection,
I am sure my friend and I were talking and were
UNTIL the truck turned and was suddenly
almost on top of us
and were looking into the truck's grill/bottom of the
truck's hood and wondering what just happened
and why is the truck trying to eat us??!!!??
Sudden, Scary and...
There we were.
The truck could not, it seems, back up;
I and my friend were startled, scared and in a bit of shock;
at least I was!
The truck was so huge and lumbering that it had to turn into
our lane to make the turn at all,
which you see by the pictures,
meant that if it went any further it would well,
pretty much kill us and destroy the car.
So jackknifed truck,
scared fairly new driver (me) and a very smart
driver behind me, in a brown minivan.
The person behind us backed up,
we backed up,
the truck lurched forward,
seeming ready to eat us at any time.
We had to do this maneuver 3 times...
Wow, nerve wracking.
I remember that I felt mad at the truck driver,
who I have no idea who the driver was,
too tall to see from being at the nose of our car,
as it were;
it felt like the truck was being a bit of a bully;
I think the driver hopefully was not a bully
but totally miscalculated ... or... if was a bully
was really out of line.
My friend kept saying in all her driving she
had never experienced something like this.
The truck, thanks to our backing up,
was able to get in his/her lane and we all kept going.
I was fairly anxious the rest of the drive to the store,
and I ended up being routed on a small, with stoplights,
highway but after nearly being
eaten by that huge light green truck,
i.e. the biggest truck in the world,
even this small highway was nerve wracking for me!
We made it to the store,
and when we were just inside it,
I realized I was shaking and my friend
made me look at her and do deep breathes.
I chewed some gum for the sugar
and eventually the knots in my stomach
relaxed and we found what we needed.
Thankfully I was routed back a much easier way
and as always I prayed before I drove,
my friend prayed with me and it was
a peaceful ride back
and an epic story about
how the biggest truck in the world, painted a
pale pastel green,
almost ate our small mid-sized silver car.
I must say I was thinking that
Mr. Husband better appreciate
his special present I am working on after
it nearly cost the life of his wife...