Well guys I have had a bit of an eventful Sunday. Idgy was away for the day with her Dad so l was settled in to work on my new designs. Things were going well and l was pretty happy with my layouts and sewing. Now to just see if things washed well. Horrors, one colour not fast and just disapeared. I was really upset but thought best thing to do would be to 'step away from the sewing' and get a bit of space to think things through. Decided to nip down to town and buy eggs to do a cake for tea.
Quick weather report here – it had been raining all morning and had just started with a wee bit of sleat. No problem l thought. Leapt into car and headed off down the lane. It then started to snow, and boy did it change fast and come down heavy. The road was instantly covered and it was a blizzard. Doubted my sanity (again!) so decided that l would just get to John's farm and turn round and go home.
Ho hum, didn't make it to the farm at all. About half way there on the moor the car just went all over the place. Went to the left and l tried to straighten her up, despirately trying to remember what you do in a skid. Anyway l straightened her up but had overestimated it and she just went the other way. As we are going down hill at the time we gathered speed, now going sideways. It was almost like a slow motion film. I could do nothing to stop the situation and knew that we were going to crash.
Now beside the road runs a big (and l mean 4 feet deep and 4 feet wide) drainage ditch. Yep, you are ahead of me here, no need to tell you were l ended up. Car rolled right over and ended up almost on roof in the ditch. I managed to climb out of the window ~(thank goodness l have lost weight) and phoned Carolyn up the road. She came out right away to rescue me. Her jeep slipping and sliding all over the place too.
Phoned John the farmer and he said he would pull the car out with tractor. So back to the car again this time riding on the tractor. Car attached to tractor, lifting car out of ditch. Tractor bogged into deep mud and lifting up at back. Horrors the bloody tractor goes into the ditch. John phones another farmer friend who comes with his tractor.
So it ends up that tractor two pulls tractor 1 out of the ditch with my poor old jeep dangling from the front of it. Poor old Bertha (jeep) in a sorry state. Me, well l am bruised from head to foot on the right side and stiff as a board with aching ribs and spinning head. Thank God l had my seat belt on!
Now waiting for the insurance company to come and take poor Bertha away. No running for me today, a quiet day by the fire sorting out my design problems.