Monday, November 22, 2010

My latest adventure....

On Thursday morning November 10th my dear friend Kiki and I headed out for our annual stitching retreat at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Everything started out wonderfully. We even got an earlier start than we hoped. We loaded up the car on Wednesday night and had everything ready to go. We left about 8:15 am and stopped at Bojangles for breakfast. Then we were on our way. When we reached I-26 traffic was light and we felt great. A few miles down the road we heard and felt something--a tire blew out-- and the car begun to spin out. Prayers were offered and we hung on. We barely missed an 18 wheeler as we spun and I could barely breathe. We finally came to a stop when we hit the guard cables in the median. It took a moment to realize that we had come to a stop. My heart was pounding and I was disoriented. Several cars had stopped and come to assist us. Kiki said she was okay but I was hurting. 911 was called and paramedics and hp were dispatched. When the paramedics arrived they checked me out and wanted to take me to the hospital but I felt that I was only battered and bruised so I refused. When the highway patrol officer arrived he called for a wrecker and helped get us the help we needed. The car had somehow manage to stay upended and not flipped but the chair and lift had folded back underneath the car frame. The chair was in about a thousand pieces many of which are still along the highway and the lift is pushing up through the back seat of the car. I do not really know how all this happened but it is a mess!

My son was called and he came and got everything out of the car and took Kiki to get her car. His small pickup would not carry all three of us. So I waited at the wrecker service for her to return for me. I used that time to calm down and restore my blood pressure to a somewhat normal level. It has been many years since I was involved in any kind of accident and I hope it never happens again! I was so frightened and upset but I thank God that we were relatively unhurt and that no one else was injured. I don't think I could have handled it if anyone else had been seriously hurt or worse! Material things can be replaced but life cannot.


My car, my power chair and car lift were, of course, totaled and at the moment I do not know what I will be doing for transportation. But I know that God will provide. Jason is going to take me tomorrow to get photos of the car and chair and I will share them with you then. I will also share the rest of the story.....

Until next time....

3 comments:

Heffroberts said...

Thank goodness (and God) you and Kiki are okay. Accidents are frightening and traumatizing and, again, it is a blessing you are both okay.

Cathy said...

Glad you and Kiki are both ok. You are right material things can be replaced. Glad your Son is there to help out.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,

More than just a few years ago, you were my secret stitcher. When I hung the lovely Xstitch ornament you sent to me( not christmas specific so it is hanging all year) on my little Xmas tree, my thoughts turned to you. I did a search for the Mad Stitcher today and found your blog. I was on the TWBB when you were posting about your daily life at home with your husband. It's good to "see" what you are doing now. Know that everything I look at tat special ornament, I think of you and send good thoughts your way.

Sharon aka faedragon on the old TWBB