|See how the wind blew the snow.|
I should have stayed home. But I really thought I should be at work. I followed Tom in to town. I had trouble in the daylight seeing where the tracks were because the snow was so clean and the sun was bright off the snow. I would have gone off the road if I had tried to leave at 5am and in the dark. I did fine until about 3-4 miles from work. Came off the ramp and when I got onto the Interstate I hit a slick spot and spun around... twice... It is true what they say "it is like slow motion" and you can't do anything but ride it out and pray. I saw the post coming that I knew I was going to hit and I had no idea what kind of post it was. Lucky for me, it was just the one that holds a reflector. I hit is sideways. I don't know if it slowed me down, or it was all the snow, or a combination of both. I didn't go down the ditch or flip, Thank God! and I tell you what, it couldn't have been but about 2-3 minutes later that a State Trooper pulled up and helped me. What a blessing. I was all nerves and tears at that point. After helping me to his car, he went back and put tape on the car and as I watched, he had a look on his face that made me turn to see what he was staring at. OMG. There was a van doing the same spinning that I did. Coming toward us. Holy....... It's spin took it past us. Thank you Lord!! From what she described, she had to have hit the same patch of Ice that I did. Lucky for all of us we did just fine. Nobody hurt and no other accidents happened because of it.
This is enough excitement for me. I was not worth a whole lot after that.