A Beautiful story aka miracles in 2007
So scattered today from exhaustion and pain, but a smiley story to share.
My brakes went fully out [old car, well maintained but brakes have more failsafes in the following years]
Basic story is: normal day, errands must be done, drove all over. Right before my house and our uber-helpful flat, empty field across the street, my brakes failed, failed, oh-so`failed.
First was a left turn to a high point and railroad tracks. No cars coming! Fast, though, lol. So cool that it would stop me. Not. Enough of a downward incline right after to really surprise me!
The field was not far. Beyond it, a scary-as-h*ll downward hill in normal times.
Hazards on, folks behind me always acting like idiots because the street is 45mph [read: 60 for these guys]. They don't like waiting for folks to slow down to pull in their drives, so my extra-slowness really bugged them.
The turn was not so bad, but a cement drainage tube got in the way... we made the drive narrow cos you usually have brakes! Oh, no power steering on my car cos it's old.
A large boom, flew due up and due DOWN with a boom.
NO whiplash, broken bones, scary blood. Nada. My back got ouched and my water cup hit the ceiling!
***If I think about where I was moments before, the intersections and kids and cars.... wow!***
So I killed the frame and Ujoints and both right wheels and tires, and all sorts of metal things underneath and things that do steering, suspension, hold wheels on... the car is totalled.
Ah, but everyone is OK! No crashing through houses or red lights or flipping from the drainage ditches all over the neighborhood like a girl did in my yard months ago.
A fine ending, if I do say so myself! The tracks and where the car landed show I was airborn, so that's pretty cool to know... wish I'd enjoyed it, lol ;]