This morning I heard a helicopter overhead... not a good sign for our "neck of the woods" 'cause it is usually a flight for life helicopter. Sure enough on my way to work there was a horrible accident. An SUV caught the edge of the road it looks like and flipped into the woods. I'm sure the icy conditions did not help, but it is a bad corner anyway and if your tire slips off the side there is not much to stop you from going off. Last winter a Fire and Rescue vehicle went off there. Looks like the driver's side front was in bad shape. By the time I arrived on the scene they were just pulling the car out. I think if you have time... take a minute to ask the Lord to intervene on the behalf of the driver. I didn't recognize the vehicle, but it was probably a local resident/commuter.
I thank the Lord for safety in traveling. I put lots of miles on my little Neon. I bought the car in 2001 new and it now has 230,000 miles on it. My commute takes me 1 hour each way though often that is due to traffic. I go past 2 schools and for some reason our rural area has at least 3 school buses on one stretch of road. They probably take off onto little side roads somewhere along the way. Depending on the time I get started I have an alternate route that takes a little less time even though it is longer distance.
I haven't yet missed a day of work due to weather, thank the Lord. I know there's always a first time. I've been late a few times because the traffic goes slow on the worst days, but if I start out early enough I can usually get there at a decent time.
On really bad weather days the worst is the driveway, but it's all downhill and there's usually enough snowbank at the bottom to stop me :)
Winter has officially started I guess.
The wind was ferocious last night... blowing things all around the yard. A ladder was laying across the driveway this morning... right where I usually park. I didn't park there last night instead leaving my car in the dark away from the house... no particular reason... there was actually a few things to bring in from the car too. God in His infinate mercy directed my feeble brain to park where I did. Thank you Lord for your protection.
Tomorrow I will not be on the internet, I will be having wonderful fellowship and eating lots of good food... check out the menu here... sounds like way too much food, but as Mrs. T says... leftovers ARE good. I'm looking forward to the pumpkin pie :) and of course the fellowship with good friends.
My daughter will be there too and that will be extra special!
I hope and pray you have a wonderful day with your family this Thanksgiving.
(thanks Mrs. T for this beautiful picture)God Bless!