Have you ever had one of those days where you wonder what in the world was I thinking?
Well lets just say I had mine on Sunday!
OK well to start off what we were doing to lead up to my ending is! We where out boating with some family. We packed it up at 7:30 and stopped for a bite to eat at Sonic on the way home. We all got out and ate while eating we started noticing the lighting off in the distance the same way we have to travel to, we where a town over. Well all of a sudden the wind picked up and I mean picked up! So we loaded up and headed home.
Now let me paint the picture for you!
And Lighting all around we saw it blow tranformers left and right of us:
Well not even 2 miles from Sonic its like the sky just fell out! The rain was so hard you could not see where you were going but we stayed behind his dad while he pulled this big Pontoon! Well we get in our town about half way through it(we live on the opposite end) and then the wind picks up and blows seats open and a life jacket flys out!
So Jason and I opted to turn around and go get it. While his parents and his cousins wait up ahead for us. So anyhow we spot it so he pulls up to it on the side of the road. Mid town mind you cars going by and its 8:45 still people out! We drive up and I say I'll get it, Jason says I'll get it, Me: No No its just right there! OK so I get out leave the car door open just thinking I would just grab it and we would be on our happy little way! Well of course that's not really how it happened.
I get out and see it sitting on the edge of the ditch opposite from where I stand and the ditch is full of water and moving fast. So I continue towards it and take a step down and another and then straight down to the bottom I went! And folks I'm not talking about shallow here I'm talking I went all the way under and I'm 5'9! I come up gasping and grab the stinking life jacket! Then come to a stand in the water and turn my head to the right and see both my flip slops going down stream fast! Aww Man is what I'm thinking as I pull myself out of the water. That water was moving so fast those shoes where gone in a heart beat and I wasn't about to chase them after what had just happened. Well I wave for Jason to drive down to the nearest parking lot and I'm running in the pouring rain lighting striking a pole near us and I'm soaking wet!
Can you picture this? Well if so that's about the half of my look but with make-up dripping down my face and hair curled into tiny little curls!
Soon as I get close to the car my wonderful hunny is grinning ear to ear! He said I couldn't barely see you....DUH that's because I was under the freakin water! He then says where are your shoes I say floating in the next town somewhere probably! Well he then pulls out his phone and tells everyone what I just did! If I wasn't already humiliated enough....TERD! Caleb in the back seats says I'm not laughing mommy because its not fun to make fum of people! Thank you Caleb!!!! But I had to laugh, I'm sure the people driving by thought it was hilarious to....Its like something you see on the funny videos of people thinking its a small hole and step in it and go all the way through....Well yesterday that was me!
Well once back in the car my leg started hurting really bad and I looked down and my right knee was bleeding and it was swollen and had a knot on it where it was bleeding. It did not hurt while I was out, Jason said it was probably me adrenalin running. Man was I sore last night today not as bad but still painful! Today it looks like I might have hit something about the size of a nail and it left that hole in my knee!
So did I learn my lesson....You bet your butt I did! Now I see how easy it is for people to take what seems to be shallow water for granted and then end up stuck in the middle of a flooded river somewhere!!!!!
My, What COULD HAVE BEEN headline in the paper "Woman drowns in Ditch trying to save Life Jacket"......LOL guess I should have put one on before going after that one. Oh when I got in the car the first words out of Jasons mouth where "If you wanted to swim why didn't you do it in the Lake?" Not even going to say what my response to that was :0