Friday, December 17, 2010

Scary Ride!

My drive to the bus stop this morning was pretty eventful!  First, when I was listening to the news, I found out that the Provo Tabernacle was burned down early this morning!  This building is over 120 years old, and a big part of the history of Provo, UT.  I was saddened that this happened.  I hope that what's left of the building can be preserved and restored.

Then, when I was almost to the bus stop, I almost got into an accident.  I was going straight through an intersection and as I entered the intersection I noticed that the cars in front of me were slowing down.  I put on my breaks, but then I realized that they were REALLY slowing down.  I slammed on my breaks to avoid hitting them, and right then I found out why they were going slow: there was a patch of black ice on the road.  When I hit the ice, I fish-tailed and my front end went into the lane next to me.  I thought that one of two things were going to happen; 1) I would slide into the cars in front of me that had slowed down, or 2) I would get hit by a car beside me or behind me.

But I was really lucky!  The cars in front of me sped back up after they got past the ice, so I didn't hit them.  There was no one behind me.  And the car in the lane next to me saw what was going on and avoided me.  Also, I got my car under control pretty quickly.  But it was still scary.  Instead of ending up perfectly fine like this:

I could have ended up like this:


  1. Yikes! I'm glad you and your car are ok. But especially you!

  2. Well we are glad you are OK. We do not need any tragedies before Christmas...or ever for that matter. Love ya.

  3. Thanks, guys. Maybe that picture at the end is over-dramatizing the situation, but it was scary!