There was a kinda ZAP..then a short BAM and the a POW!!
Last night while watching tv I wasn’t sure what I heard.
All of the sudden a loud roaring sound got closer and closer.
With all my shades down I could not see outside. I went to
the front door and peaked out. A woman sat in my driveway in
her large white suburban type vehicle. She was on the cell phone.
I shut the door. It was not unusal to see people in our driveway,
the whole world uses it now that it is winter and shoveled out
As she backed out of the driveway a horrendous scraping sound.
The first thing I though of was..she is running the rim of the tire
on the road, but no..that wasn’t it.
I raised the shade to watch her rolling slowly down the street.
The ENTIRE back end of her car was smashed up. YIKES
Within seconds she stopped up the street and pulled into
another driveway. Policecars came from everywhere. I counted
6 all together. When my eyes adjusted to the dark I saw a passenger
train sitting on the tracks. You guessed it…. she hit the train or it hit
That rarely happens around here as we have many lights and
gates that lower. Trains don’t stop on a dime either, so she must
have hit it at least 2 blocks from my house. It sure took a long time
for men to check the train in the dark wheel by wheel, car by car.
The woman.. well I didn’t see an arrest but a whole lot of police
and testing going on. People outrun trains here all the time, but
mostly in the daylight.. NEVER at night. How do you NOT see one
coming? The whole incident took several hours to wind down.
The passengers sat on the train way after midnight before they
ever left out fair little city limits. I was grateful the train wasn’t derailed.
That would have been terrible because it takes a long time to get
one back on the tracks!
Well that was the only exciting thing around these parts that happened
yesterday, other than the light going out in my refrigerator..don’t you
just hate that? Nothing worse than looking around for food in the
dark. Today I hunt for a new bulb before the next mini blizzard hits
here by tomorrow morning. Some places could get up to 10 inches and
I sure hope it isn’t ours. I will have a mighty task getting the driveway
cleaned if that happens.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!