Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

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Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A comedy of errors

So as I was sliding backwards down the hill in my backyard yesterday in my Pathfinder with my neighbor's trailer attached to it, I was grateful for a couple of things:
- the post on the jet ski ramp that kept the trailer from going swimming
- the bag of gravel we just happened to have that I was able to spread beneath my spinning tires once I had come to a stop and was trying to gain some traction
- the unbelievable will that enabled me to single-handedly drag the trailer out of the riprap and into a "normal" looking position that wouldn't panic my husband when he got home
- the years of training in the field that allowed me to never once loose my cool in the 2 hours it took me to finally get the car out of its impossible position and back safe and sound in my driveway.
- no one (i.e. me) got hurt and nothing (i.e. car or trailer) ended up in the lake
- the fact that no one was there to see me make the series of mistakes that led to this moment :)

Needless to say, I will leave the off-roading to my hubby from now on...


  1. Kara told me about this -- yikes! So glad you are okay...that could've been a disaster. But kudos to your willpower and strength!

  2. Whoa, that can be a terrifying moment -- I remember being in a car that got backed off the side of a road, leaving the right rear wheel dangling off the side of a precipice. Needless to say, we exited quickly, and with the help of some mountain climbing equipment and another car, were able to pull the car back on to the road, and did not have to witness it falling down the side of the hill. Thank goodness you were all right!

  3. NEVER DO THAT AGAIN! But if you do, make sure to get it on video;)
    I really wish some of your ridiculous determination and will would rub off on me some day!


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