Monday, December 03, 2007

gosh darn it

You know when you close your eyes and think I can't believe this is actually happening but you know that it is really happening and you just want it to be over? Yesterday Jake and I were driving the Ford Explorer (because the starter is out on my Toyota Corolla) south on 35E and we had just passed a half dozen cars flipped over in the ditch. As we started to spin out of control I remember hearing Jake say, "We're okay, we're okay." Apparently, I just kept repeating what he was saying even though I don't remember doing that...I thought, oh no, Judy is in the kennel, can I somehow grab her? As fast as it started it was over. Our back left above the wheel by the bumper had smashed into the guard rail. We were stopped and staring into oncoming traffic - halfway on the shoulder but still all the way turned around. The guard rail saved us from flipping over.

Thank you Hillary Clinton.

I say that because Amanda had a dream that as President Hillary's big platform was to install guard rails on all the highways. It was a dream but I thank Hilary anyway because she is doing good work and I like her and gosh darn it I want a woman as our President. Bush has done bad work and I do not like him. At all.

We were driving south, meeting friends, for the annual Christmas tree cutting down adventure. Last year was my first official year of attending and I had just moved back to Minnesota and living in a fabulous mansion of an apartment. I cut down a 10 foot tree by myself and hauled it up to our 2nd floor mansion of an apartment. It was too big and had to cut a foot off once I had hauled it up to the living room. It was a beautiful tree and I wrapped a string of lights around every single branch and didn't even start the mansion of an apartment on fire.

This year we had decided to get a smaller tree and maybe not even bring it into our little house - the porch seemed like a good place for it and we would still be able to see it from the living room because of the windows.

It took Jake 5 seconds to cut this little tree down and we stuck it in the back of the car and drove back north on 35E in our smashed back left above the wheel by the bumper Ford Explorer.

Judy was exhausted and fell asleep at 7 pm. Jake finished up the dishes that had been piling up and we watched The Amazing Race.


Trisha said...

I am glad you that you guys are ok. The weather here on Saturday made the roads a nightmare, too. Love the picture.

Wouldn't a woman for president be so cool?

p2 said...

Glad you are safe. You were in a nice big safe car.

Shouldn't you be thanking Ike??

Meg D. said...

Wow, Anne! I'm thankful for Hilary too glad you're ok.

I love, love, love that picture. You are all so good-looking!

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad you are ok. That is a great picture. Oh, and I love Amazing Race!

Ben said...

What a happy family! Glad you guys are all ok. I fucking hate how dangerous transportation is in the USA. We can land on the moon but we can't keep everyone safe.

Is it ok to swear in the comments?

amanda jane said...

thanks for coming. it was a great day!!!