On Tuesday, I went to pick up my son for an appointment we had a 11 a.m. I stopped at the stop sign just before turning onto his road and what should I see?
No. I saw blue and red lights flashing. A giant Christmas tree all lit up on the lawn? No, again.
Two fire engines and two cop cars, cones in the road, uniformed men scurrying around. Just what one wants to see immediately in front of one's son's house.
I called him on my cell phone to say, "I'm here...outside...what the hell!?!" Then I saw that there was an SUV at the far side of the lawn into the trees. The tracks went from the road across quite a large area of snow covered lawn, barely missing a telephone pole and a culvert in the process. The woman who was driving was not seriously hurt, but I am sure she was scared witless. She told my son she thought the brake line had frozen. It was twelve below zero with a wind chill of more like minus 28.
After the appointment I went to the pharmacy to pick up my prescriptions and I checked my blood pressure. It was very high. I went home to meditate.
Yesterday, I went to visit the grand kids and my daughter and to deliver their presents.
As you can see from the flash that is my grand son, he is quite excited.
So when I got home today, I thought it would be quiet and relaxing. Quiet, anyway. I was flossing my teeth when, to my distress, a crown popped off. My dentist retired about two years ago, and since then there have seen three different dentists go through that office and all the support staff change over as well. But they did get me right in to re-cement the tooth and they did a quick cleaning. This was a set back to my day's plans, but nothing I couldn't work around. I did not go and check my blood pressure though.