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It Exploded When I Hit It!

Friday, November 02, 2012

I was driving to work on Tuesday in the pre-dawn wet gloom after a ton of rain the night before, minding my own business. I'd just gotten off the phone with my brother, Edward, who lives in Texas and was contemplating the advice he'd given me. I'd failed to flip the brights back on after passing an oncoming car on the winding country road that I drive every day, and I was totally surprised by the tree that had suddenly appeared across the road in front of me. It had recently fallen. The tip was in the opposite lane, and the roots off the road to my left. The trunk was about 5 inches in diameter right in front of my windshield, and branches dangled to the ground. I didn't even have time to hit the brakes! Rather than decapitating me, however, the tree exploded when I hit it. It was rotten, thankfully, and pieces of it littered the area. I was shaken but not hurt, and I don't care what my bumper looks like.

Reflection: I guess work, landlord, arthritis, stepson, and dwelling issues aren't that bad; at least I'm still hear to face them. :)
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  • PCOH051610
    So glad to hear this story had a happy ending! Life is so short and that could have been a fatal accident but you thank goodness it wasn't! Hugs!!!!
    2055 days ago
    When things like this happen, it leaves you in shock, surprise and awe.
    I'm glad the tree was rotten and you were able to continue on your journey.
    But 5 years from now, I bet you'll be telling this story and laughing about it.
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    2056 days ago
  • NEWAT56
    I'm so glad you are all right! Scary! We have lots of deer around here (at least six are in my neighborhood at any given time) and always running across the road.

    Puts things in perspective doesn't it.
    Have a great weekend and drive safe.

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    2059 days ago
    Oh my goodness, how scary for you! I'm glad that you weren't hurt. It sure does put things into perspective doesn't it?
    2059 days ago
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