Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Luck...

Yesterday, as my husband was driving through Connecticut, a sheet of ice broke off the top of a panel van. He saw it coming and slowed down a bit. That may have saved his life. The ice hit his hood and then came through the driver's side windshield. Had he not slowed down, it would have come straight through the windshield, full force. He called me about an hour after the accident and said, "You know those movies where ice comes off a truck and flies through the windshield and the person is always killed?" Fortunately, he walked away with a cut on his forehead, a cut in his finger where a piece of glass went in when he was brushing the snow and ice off of him and some sore muscles. A miracle.

His car was towed back to NJ and when I picked him up last night, saw the car and saw him, I made him go right to the emergency room to be checked out. He's fine...I'm pretty thankful today.

This followed a wonderful weekend...our son came home on Saturday and he and the girls went Christmas shopping. Afterwards, we all went to the bowling alley and rented a lane for a few hours. From there we headed to the diner for breakfast...at 10:00 pm! It was great fun, we hadn't had a family outing like that in a very long time!

Not much to report for stashbusting...I guess I'll get to that next Sunday!

12 comments:

furiousBall said...

holy moly! thank God he slowed down.

amy said...

It really is nasty up here. How fortunate he was paying attention. Lucky always has a healthy dose of smarts mixed in. I'm glad he's okay.

Tracey in CT said...

Oh my! I'm glad to hear that your husband is okay!
I'm in CT, and apparently, your DH isn't the only person this has happened to here in the last few days...on the news last night and on the Hartford Talk Radio station today I've heard a lot of talk about the problems of trucks and other vehicles with the huge sheets of ice on the tops. They've been reminding everyone of the importance of clearing the top of the vehicle, and this certainly is a visual reminder that will stick with me for a long time!

Laurie Ann said...

Wow!! I am so glad everything is okay. What a close call!!

Libby said...

Oh my - that was a close call! Thank goodness he was able to slow down and come away with little injury. All I can say is 'Wow!'

Darcie said...

A miracle, indeed! How one's life could change in the blink of an eye....

Merriest of Christmases to you, Carolyn!

flutter said...

whoa! I am glad he's ok!

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow! Sure glad everything's ok -- I didn't realize flying ice could be so dangerous. A piece hit me last night on the NJ turnpike, but it sure wasn't like this!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow - I always believe that if you take your eyes off the road - even for a second, you are asking for trouble! So lucky that he was paying attention and had the quick reflexes to slow down a bit... I showed DH the photos and he said - I bet the guy in front of him didn't even know anything about it and kept going. Scary!!! Glad that your story has a happy ending and that you all enjoyed time together as a family for the weekend.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Mary said...

How lucky, I'm so glad he's OK.

Karen said...

So glad that your husband is OK. Scary, scary photos.

Patti said...

Oh my God! I am SO thankful he is OK. An early Christmas blessing for all of you for sure.