Archive for September 26th, 2007

I know that good things come to those who wait. I also know that patience is a virtue. What I don’t know is how to go about getting me some of that! Yeah, if you’ve known me longer than two days, you also know that I’ve NEVER been a patient person. Things are supposed to click right along when I’m waiting on something. Well, obviously the people whose land we are bidding on don’t know me at all. HELLO!? All we want is a yes or no! If the answer is no, by the way, I will hunt you down and make your life miserable until you cave to my demands. I’ll sing Henry the Eighth like Patrick Swayze in Ghost. Hmm, spose that’s why I don’t have a lot of friends?? Just give me what I want, when I want it and we will get along JUST fine. Okay, so maybe I’m not quite that bad…ALL THE TIME! Leese, stop shaking your head.

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Well, today started like a normal day.  We did go into Springfield and signed the bid on our land and then I trekked on to Wally-World for some basics.  Driving home, it started to rain so I slowed down in the curves between Nixa and Clever since the roads get very slick when it hasn’t rained in a while.  I came around one of the biggest curves and a white SUV driven by a cell phone talking idiot comes barreling toward me at 60 mph.  He swerves to miss me, tires squealing, then over-corrects and slams into the driver’s side of the SUV behind me.  The vehicle behind me is smashed into the guard rail (which was recently replaced or they would have been plunged to their deaths in the HUGE ditch) and spun out into oncoming traffice where they are hit again.  People, this was almost me and I don’t drive a big vehicle like that.  Yes, I know that almost only counts in horse-shoes and hand grenades, but this was too close for me.  I saw the idiot clearly as he came around the corner and I saw the poor woman’s face in my rear view mirror as the idiot plowed into her.  Fear, shock, terror… her hands then flew off of the steering wheel and she covered her face.  It is all like a slow motion tape playing over and over in my head.  I have never been this close to an accident before unless it had already happened and I was passing by.  That in itself is bad enough, but the sound of metal smashing into metal in ingrained in my head and the look on her face is heavy on my heart.  I cried all the way home after I stopped long enough for my jello-legs to regain some consistency.  There were so many cars involved in the wreck that I didn’t turn around.  It was rush hour and traffic was already backed up so I wouldn’t have been able to make it to the site anyhow.  The point of today’s rambling is this:  kiss your kids and significant other.  Tell them and anyone close to you that you love them at any given chance.  You never know if you will be in the car that is just missed or the poor unfortunate soul who is schmucked.  I love you guys.  (in case you are curious, that is a picture of my handsome hubby.)

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