Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Plan VS Reality

Now all of you must know buy now that we live a risky life and you too if you have read more then 6 posts of this here blog know that if shall happen it will happen to me....This by the way is why in the face of just about anything I've learned pretty well to roll with the punches....Today was no exception!
Now I must fess up that if you know me in the real world and knew me a mere 5 years ago that I have "calmed down" and that what my reaction would be to just about anything that did not go my way was less than lady like and would put fear into just about any Marine Corp Drill Instructor...
I now just sorta say "well it is something but not enough to drive me insane" and certainly not enough to ever hurt anyone with one of my tongue lashings...Which frankly I am not proud that I ever even acted like that.....

Anyway about today.....I had fed the hungry mouths in the pouring rain... Made the morning two calls one to Angie to confirm our clues of the day and one to Liz to get the low down on her place and make sure she did not loose any trees in the wind..All seems to be well with the world and I get myself together enough to dash the rig to the mechanic... I am still in my barn clothes, camo pants, rain coat, Polk a dot rubber boots and my cow hat...So off I go a short 2 miles away...The mechanics wife will give me a ride back and I will make it to Costco before 10 AM...This was the plan...I know who waits this long to go shopping for Thanksgiving? Well, me I like things fresh, very fresh....It use to drive my mum crazy that some thing was JUST NOT FRESH...So I being me headed for the task at hand. Little did I know that in less than 3 minutes it would all change.. I get in the rig, wallet and cell phone in hand and start the beast up....Open the gate,close the gate and turn onto the street....Right, left IM HEADING TOWARDS THE HAIR PIN TURN and whammy ...NOTHING! NO BREAKS! NO STEERING! NO LIGHTS!!!!! ALL IS DEAD !!! The only thing I see is the huge tree that in in the corner and I CAN NOT CONTROL THE SUV! I try breaking slow at first realizing I have nothing I take my hands of the wheel and close my eyes. At the same time I hear my voice saying "God , take the wheel" and for some reason the rig makes the turn and heads down hill WHERE IT STOPPED!!!! I tried several times to get it into park ...Finally it is in park just like that... I get out rattled and throw up..... I am normally very fearless ( this is a fault not a trait...Hubby worries I will get hurt because of it)

I Stumble to the fence and then go back to the passengers side and get my phone....Looking franticly for the mechanics phone member...Nothing I call who else? Yep, ANG to the rescue..She has the number I call him and Then I call AAA...The wait will be long and it is raining...I can not for safety reasons remain in the car...No flashers, no lights and stalled in the center of the road on a curve on a hill....That is no place to wait believe me..

Anyway I look up and see the sign on the side of a barn saying "Pigs For Peace sanctuary" Our town is small very small and if you have evey been in the feed store more then once you'll either know about the place or meet the nice lady who runs it.... Anyway AAA says they will call 5 minutes before they get there..I figure since I'm here I might as well say hello to Judy and give her a hand.....All farms need a hand her place is no exception I figure there is a reason I still have my crazy rubber boots on...I tell her "my rig is going to be towed in awhile so in the mean time why don't I give you a hand?" She looks at me a bit shocked and I said "what?" She says how can you be so nice when it is raining and your cars broke? Well getting mad won't do me a lick of good and sitting there freezing is no way to live and you always need a hand...So here I am...THERE IS ALWAYS A REASON for where ever you are....

So there I was scooping pig poo at the pigs for peace sanctuary......And waiting for my call....It was long enough to clean like a Hoover the main area of the place by the time the call came in..It took several minutes to locate me as the corner has two names...Go figure..There I stood with my cow hat in the rain...pathetically wet and very cold......
A few minutes later we delivered the rig and I was back home. I can only imagine what is wrong and how long it might take...

Now it is well past noon and I have to now go to Costco on one of their busiest days!!! Dear Lord what was I thinking??? And did I mention my hubby is coming home tomorrow? Okay I spend the better part of 3 hours in Costco and let people be people!!! I arrive home to the saddest news.....

OUR UPS package has NOT been delivered.......NO!!!!!!!!!!
This is the VERY WORST PART OF MY DAY!!!!!!!
We had plans ANG & I !!!!!! NO...NO.............NO...THIS IS NOT PART OF THE PLAN!!!!!
Okay so my request is that every soul that reads this says prayers that this most wonderful person get this most wonderful thing...PLEASE!!!! I beg you all.....If anyone needs a package like this it is this one person!!!

Okay I am safe at home all is feed and I am ready to call it a night.....Despite the house looking like a tornado.....I'm grateful I was able to lend a hand....Lend an ear and then let a special person know they have two swell sisters looking out for them....

P.S. That is a hint in itself to the contents of this package.....

Be well be safe and stay dry. Good Night Y'all!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently Mrs. Cranky Panties didn't hear the part about Pig Poo. Or it went over the top of this blondes head. Oye!

I'm glad you are home, safe, dry and sound. I love you and sweet dreams.

Tomorrow's got to be a better day!

HALLEYVILLE said...

IT WILL BE!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you didn't hurt the tree. That would have been horrible. Seriously, praise God you weren't hurt!!