Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Good,The Bad and The Ugly

Hmmm...what it that trailer doing stuck up the side of that tree?
It was attached to this truck that is rolled over in the woods...
Yes, unfortunately, this is how Hubby's week at home ended. Don't worry he is fine! He just popped out the back window and started taking pictures...!
The Boy had his hopes on this truck when he turned 16....I had my doubts it would make it that long! Let's just say Hubby is not getting any good driving awards! Granted,he doesn't drive in China and when he is home I drive when we are together because well...his driving makes me a nervous wreck! So he is a little out of practice in the driving department.
I would like to be able to say he was run off the road by a crazy driver or swerved to miss a wandering deer or wild hog..or maybe a  stray dog but...nope,he did this all by himself...
took a curve too fast and over corrected and the trailer took on a life of it's own and slung him around even more till he was upside down and  in the woods...
The second blessing, besides Hubby walking away, was that The Boy was not with him. The Boy goes everywhere with his dad and by the grace of God did not leave with him that morning! The passenger side is a bit frightening.
Those who know my Hubby will not even be surprised by this little incident or that he walked away form it. He is one of those hyper folks who always seem to eventually find a mishap of one kind or the other but will usually walk away unscathed or relatively minor injuries compared to the event! He never lets it slow him down though. I do admit as he is hitting middle age these events are getting further apart,thank  goodness! It has been about a year since his last incident of falling through some scaffolding on the oil rig he was building about 3 stories in the air,luckily he was able to catch hold of something! Limped away with a buggered up leg and didn't miss a beat... My friend Texan jokingly said he is why my hair went prematurely gray! I told Hubby I was going to start a business of charging folks $10 to rub on him for luck!

You all know my motto....Life is and adventure!

23 comments:

Lin said...

Oh my. That is scary. I hope he learned something from that experience. ????? Hopefully. I hate to think all that could have happened. EEK! I'm glad he is okay though.

TexWisGirl said...

oh my lord!!! that is SO scary! and yes, saying prayers of gratitude here that your son was not riding with him!!! OMG!!!

Bobbi Jo said...

Oh wow! I am so glad your Hubby is alright. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Pricilla said...

Holy crap. Glad he is OK. My hubby always says driving with a trailer is like driving with a caged animal on the back of your vehicle

Sharon said...

This is not funny! I am sorry... I'm snickering, my DH and you DH must be kin! How DO they do that?

Texan said...

Girly that honeyman of yours has more lives than a cat that is for sure :O).

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh how scary! So glad he's okay! Maybe you should get him a helmet for his next birthday?

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Wow, so glad he is okay! And so glad no one was in the passenger seat. That side looks very scary.

Jill said...

Thank heaven this had a happy ending!!

Chris said...

So glad your hubby is ok, Melodie.

I rekon that chunky truck saved him from getting too badly hurt - a lighter weight motor might not have fared so well.

That kind of event would have shook me up pretty bad - enough to make me drive a bit slower. Hopefully he'll do the same (unless he's been watching too many 'Die Hard' films lol...

LindaG said...

Really glad to hear hubby is okay and no one was with him.

the wild magnolia said...

First, thankful your hubby is ok. Second, thankful the Boy was not with him.

Third, you are a hoot! Funeeee....

Michaele said...

Wow! I think I would take pictures too - just to prove I lived through it. I hope he will slow down now.

Teresa said...

That's pretty scary. Glad he's okay.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Holy cow! I'm so glad this story had a happy ending. Big sigh of relief, Melodie. xoxo

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

My Goodness Gracious!! Your hubby sure was lucky -- this time! And counting your blessings-- This would have been a different blog post had he been with his Dad. . . .

Jim said...

Yikes! Melodie, I think you are married to a CAT....9 lives and all (but don't start counting!)
he sounds like quite a character....sounds familiar in a way, my younger brother!

sophie...^5 said...

Yikes, accidents are not so much funny...my Dad got the ol' airbag injury once and knocked the begeesus out of him. SO tell Daddio to be careful, paleese!

wayside wanderer said...

Oy! So glad to hear he is okay! Goodness gracious. I'd have gray hair, too! =D

DebH said...

Thank God he is OK! I know how those trailers do just that and can scare the bejeebas out of you. Wakes a person up thats for sure! He's got a guardian angel on his shoulder.
And check out that trailer?...it didn't take too much of the brunt. Gotta pickup and trailer just like that....so what a good reminder. Glad your all chuckling about it though..life just happens!

small farm girl said...

Wow! He sure did a number on that truck! I don't think I would let him drive me either. lol

Doc said...

At least I can blame it on poor vision. Thanks goodness he is fine.

Saun said...

Holy Cow, glad he is alright that looks pretty scary. Hope the boy takes after you as far as the driving goes. :)

I was wondering if you got my card?
Saun in Ohio