Sunday, December 6, 2009

Well Poo to the snow and Thank Goodness

Apparently, yesterday I was too quick to post about the lovely snow... That big fat perfect powder snow falling for hours....Oh I was soooo excited... It looked like it was sticking but sadly it wasn't... (whimper)

What does that mean? Well.... That means that on top of the already sponge-like ground from all the rain we had recently we now have water..... ice.... and slush..... YUCK.....

So while it was beautiful to watch the snow fall..... now we get to deal with the slushy aftermath but didn't even get to play in snow...

However, yesterday was also scary for us... We decided to pick up some food from a local restaurant and then return home.... It was snowing at the time but more like a soft wet snow fall... While sitting at a stop light we watched a gentleman wearing a white helmet turn into the WalMart parking lot on a scooter/moped.... We both commented on how dangerous that was and how bad we felt for him if that was his only option in this weather...

We picked up our food and were driving back home when I reminded DH that we were going to stop and grab some nuggets for Lil Kiwi.. (I know I'm horrible) .... Anyway... As we are getting ready to pull out onto the street we heard some sirens.... So, we waited and watched as an ambulance, fire chief, and two cop cars drove past us...

Pull out on to the street and then see the lights just a few feet up the road and not too far from our exit home... Since we live on a military base there is usually only one way to get on base (ie home)... If they closed the road we would end up having to drive about 30-40 minutes on the Highway to get turned around and back on the road to get home via the only only exit that leads home... That would not have been fun...

As we slowly drive past, one of the police officers was just getting out of his car and getting ready to keep traffic from passing.... Thankfully, we were able to pass and continue home...

However, I looked over to see what happened and there wedged under the front bummer of an XTerra was a two wheeled vehicle... Sitting on the curb, surrounded by people, was a gentleman wearing a white helmet... I teared up right away... We don't know what happened.... We don't know if that was the same gentleman.... It was dark so I couldn't tell if it was a scooter or a motorcycle but there was no denying the white helmet... I'm hoping he is okay... Didn't see it on the news so I'm sure it wasn't too bad...

The scary part is that IF we didn't stop to get Lil Kiwi nuggets..... it could have been us... that hit him......

The police/fire station is just around the corner from where he was hit so it was maybe five-ten minutes tops (the same amount it took to get nuggets) from when he was hit and them responding...

Scary...

4 comments:

  1. That is really scary. It would have had me shaken up. Whoever it was, I hope he's alright.

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  2. Oh my goodness, how terrifying. I'm glad it wasn't you guys!

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  3. Wow. That is really scary! I hope he is okay.

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