Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Home again, home again, jiggety jog!

photo courtesy of Virginia @AARoads-interstate.com

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers as we made the journey to and from Dallas, PA. for the funeral of my dear sweet MIL.

We had to be carried by the angels for what a trip it was. Here is one of those "I love my husband, but...." moments. I don't know who needed a Xanax more, Jim or me. Although I usually admire my husband's energy level when it comes to certain projects, it irks me when we are on the road.

Jim does not want any car to ever be in front of him. So...he is one of those dreaded tailgaters. He will follow at about 5 feet away from the car in front until they give up to move to the other lane or decide to get even. That can be a very dangerous game of cat and mouse. Needless to say, it can make one a nervous wreck.

There  were a few times that I almost saw my life in slow motion. Have you ever been in a bumper car? Then you know of what I speak....except we didn't actually ever bump anyone. Thank God.

Now I need a day to rest and recuperate. Wish me well, dear friend! I am glad to be in one piece.



From the Kitchen said...

Again, so sorry about your loss. I'm glad you made the trip safely. On any trip, I much prefer to be the driver, especially on interstates, freeways and in Chicago traffic!!


Garden of Egan said...

Glad you made it safely.
It must have been exhausting for so many reasons.

My hubby is a tailgater as well. I told him if we ever get a new car in not going to let him drive it. I swear our windshield is a mess from all the rocks flipped into it.

Lisa Gordon said...

I had a tailgater too, and then finally, I just "lost" it, and it's gotten much better! :-)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Charlotte, your husband Jim's driving tactics are a bit unsettling and in view of the reason for the trip also a bit frightening. Loving someone is wonderful, but perhaps Jim needs a driving refresher course...before he or someone is hurt. Sorry to be so direct, but tailgaters are very frightening to me as a driver and I always move to avoid them on the roadways.

Donna said...

I am SO glad I said those 20 prayers for you...Hahaaa....
Tell him that on the Next outing, YOU will be driving!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Goodness Charlotte! By the grace of God - you are back home safe and sound! Thoughts and prayers still for you!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Charlotte, the safest place in a car is behind the driver in the back seat. Perhaps moving might press home your point...?
Yes, please do use the Billy Graham prayer and give him credit. I'm sorry I've not been by to visit; that google circle or whatever it's called confused me. Your blog kept coming up on your April 11 post and it took me a while to realize it. It's true I'm not the brightest star in the sky but I still shine for Him -grin-.
Come visit today, it might anger you but, hopefully, in a good way.

Barbara said...

Oh, Charlotte, I'm sorry for your loss. And my husband often drives like a maniac, too. His pet peeve is a slow car in the fast lane. Ugh. Glad y'all made it home, safe and sound.

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Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Hi Charlotte! Somehow I missed this post. :/ Feedly is still taking some time to get used to.

Double D is a saint everywhere on earth except THE ROAD! OMGosh, he's horrible. I always tell him he grows devil horns when he gets behind the wheel of a car. He hates to be behind someone, just like your Jim, and seems to enjoy weaving in and out of the lanes. It's exhausting riding with him. After 23 years of fussing he's only improved slightly. He never fails to tell me how he would've handled a certain situation if I hadn't been in the car. Sigh. Glad you made it back safe and sound. Happy Mother's day if I don't "see" you this weekend. :)