I swear, we are the luckiest people around. Yesterday Lon called me and told me that he wanted to let me know that he was okay, but when I did leave town to take Alec to therapy I would probably see his truck by the side of the street outside our shop, and it didn't look pretty.
He had parked his truck off the road and was going to use his chain saw to cut out sapling trees from the ditch and alongside the bridge. He had been standing by the flipped-down tailgate working on the chain blade, and then stepped under the bridge. He said he heard a vehicle crossing the bridge and then a loud noise. When he stepped out to the street to look, he saw his that his truck had moved several feet forward and that a white car was rammed under the back of it. A lady had been coming into town (evidently speeding) and reached over to the passenger side to get something and swerved off the street and plowed into the back of his parked truck. She had a severe cut to her right wrist where it had hit the windshield and she was bleeding a lot. The impact was so hard, that a heavy log chain that was in the bed of the truck,, flew out and ended up on the ground behind the lady's car. Everything that he had on his dash or in the front seat, flew into the backseat.
JUST A FEW MINUTES BEFORE, HE HAD BEEN RIGHT WHERE THE CAR SLAMMED INTO THE TRUCK!
I was being silly saying that he was almost road kill, but we are so lucky that he was not there when the crash occurred. He definitely would have been cut in two.
It's a good thing he was okay, because today is our 43rd anniversary. It would have been a real bummer without him. Sigh
We did go out for supper last night at the Texas Roadhouse. As we were eating, a man in a booth to my right kept staring at me. Every time I looked in his direction, he was just watching me like a hawk. I told Lon that it was making me uncomfortable, but maybe he thought he knew me and was trying to figure out who I was. After a while, it got downright annoying. Of course, my first thought was that he was staring because he was wondering if my hair was real or not. THEN I noticed that two men in another booth were staring in my direction. One of them actually had to turn in his seat to get a good view. Then Lon noticed that there was a wall television screen just behind me, with a baseball game showing. Whew! See, not everything is about ME!!
After we ate, we went to the movies to see HEAVEN IS FOR REAL. It was pretty good, but the book was better. I can't remember the last time we went to a theater. It seems to me that it might have been a Star Wars show or The Land Of the Apes(?) marathon - quite a while anyway.
Okay, get out there and enjoy the day. We certainly will - and we plan on enjoying every minute, since we were so blessed yesterday.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL