The third week of school here I caught bronchitis, it took me 3 days of wanting to die before I let my roommates take me to Urgent Care that weekend. The next day Christine was promptly driven to Urgent Care because she began to have symptoms, and the next day Ariel and Kelli joined the crew of Sickies. We were down for about a week. I'm almost positive our apartment smelled like death.
Then on Wednesday night, Ariel and I were feeling a little better and wanted to test how well we would do outside of the apartment. So we decided to go on a late night Wal-mart run. This was our first mistake. NEVER should two sick people try and drive in the dark on icy roads to go wander aimlessly in Wal-mart. Anyways, the roads were awful, so I was driving SUPER careful and INCREDIBLY slow because I was driving my Dad's car ( We were suppose to switch back in Spring, when the roads to get to the Burg are better). When I turned on the street that Wal-mart is on I was trying to turn into the closest lane but slid right into the second. Luckily there was no one else on the road so it was ok. Or so we thought. An Astro Van pulled out about a hundred feet in front of me from Craigo's trying to go the opposite direction that we were going and started spinning. The Next 10 seconds felt like the slowest minute in my life. It was very apparent that they were going to hit us, especially since Ariel was in the passenger seat going, "Oh no! Oh NO! There gonna hit us! Oh No!" Trying to make the hit as little damaging as possible I tried hitting my brakes but I only started to slide, so then I pulled closer to the curb towards a drive way hoping that maybe we could slide parallel with out touching but no. The Astro van was still spinning and there passenger end hit my driver side passenger door and slammed my other end into a telephone pole. Now some of you may be thinking that I should have not of tried to turn my car too, but to you I say, "Oh ye of little Faith!" Because I turned the car, the Astro Van hit my back door instead of the my door, and shoved my back corner into the pole instead of Ariel into the pole. Even though No one was hurt and the Astro Van had basically no damage, I know that someone else was helping me guide the car that night. After we had hit and we had both pulled ourselves into a drive way to call the police and make a report and all that fun stuff, we stood outside in negative temperatures for about 20 min. Neither Ariel or I were dressed very appropriately for the occasion. I had a thin jacket and slippers on, and Ariel was in Her bright pink Spandex with shorts and slippers (She looked awesome!I'm pretty sure the cops were laughing at her too.) Needless to say it was a long night! Something that could only be made better by a midnight run to Rameriez (BEST BREAKFAST BURRITOS EVER! Ok maybe not that great but they're Good!) No worries, we didn't drive that time.
|This picture doesn't really do justice, but the door handle did fall off....|
|And this little guy is a piece of the Astro Van. Yes Lodged in my tire. It never went flat which was nice but it was wedged in there pretty dang good. But Yay Les Schwab! They took it out for Free:)|