Thursday, November 10, 2005

Heart Still Pounding

I was driving home from a shopping excursion about 10 minutes ago, when I noticed a strange change in the near-black darkness surrounding my car. It looked like a rectangular piece of the night sky above the mini-van in front of me had turned brownish and was spinning toward me.

I slammed on the brakes and swerved onto the shoulder as a sheet of plywood, which would have hit my windshield head-on, flew at me, narrow end first. As it was, after swerving, it missed me by only a foot on the driver's side.

I was shaking the rest of the way home.


gilley said...

glad you're ok.
my biggest, hugest fear is something flying off of a car/truck in front of me and coming through the windshield.

glad you were paying attention.

paperwhore said...

OMG! That is crazy!

I try not to drive behind cars or trucks that have things tied on to them because I have the same fear as Gilley.

Glad you're okay.