Commuted sentence
Tuesday February 21st 2017, 10:26 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

My car went swimming.

I’d driven that same route to that same airport four hours earlier to drop off my daughter; now I was on my way back in the dark in a cloudburst to pick up friends. I was way under the speed limit–everybody was, which tells you something–when I realized that there was no visible road anymore in the far right lane, only water, lots of water, and there I was as I hit the brakes. I was quite relieved when that was behind me but didn’t dare grab for my phone in those conditions to try to call 911, but that lane needed to be shut down. (I had no idea how the rest of the lanes were.) Right then I hit the pothole–there were a lot that had opened up these past few weeks but that one was like no other, and I wondered if it had taken out my tire. It was deep enough that I’m going to need to get my car inspected, but I made it to that airport and got my friends who had so often done that for us.

On the way back, Sue (after doing a quick visual on that tire for me and pronouncing it a little low but not flat) chatted and made the drive much more cheerful, while Ken checked his driving app: there was a warning about the right lane being underwater at…

Yup. I wasn’t looking at landmarks in those moments but that sounds like where it was, yup. I drove carefully.

It felt great to see them safely home. It felt great to walk in my own door a moment later. Warm and dry and blessedly safe. Always a good thing.

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Yes. So glad you returned home safely. Especially given weather and traffic. Waze is better than Google.maps on traffic hazards. I’m so glad to be living in BART territory and able to meet people at the airport that way at peak times and bad weather.

Comment by Holly 02.22.17 @ 7:14 pm

This sounds way too scary! Glad you got through all that safely.

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 02.23.17 @ 7:24 pm

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