In the Ditch, Literally

We finally broke down and bought a new mattress last night. I can’t even tell you how old our current mattress is, so we are excited to have the new set delivered next week.

On the way home from the store, I was following Dave in my car since we met at the store, and he slid into the ditch! I didn’t see it happen because he was turning a corner while I was still approaching the corner. No damage and no injuries, but his car was just a tad too far into the ditch to back it out. So we came home, changed into our boots and winter clothes (ski clothes), and went back to get his car out ourselves, since he really didn’t want to pay for a tow truck. He tied a heavy duty rope to the rear axle of each car, and I slowly pulled him out with my Subaru.

While we were getting ready to do this, a Sheriff pulled up to see if we were okay. She waited to make sure we got out, or she was going to help us get a tow truck. I’m sure she was probably also checking to make sure we hadn’t been drinking.

It snowed a couple inches so the roads were slippery. It was quite nerve-wracking to me, not the sheriff part, but having to pull Dave’s car out of the ditch. I’m such a girl! Not a big deal in the end, just a little drama.

I hear we’re supposed to get another snow storm on Saturday (4 to 10 inches predicted), so I think we will be hibernating for most of the weekend. I will be finishing up some final homework projects, and if there’s time, squeeze in some sewing and baking. As you can see, I have some new fabrics calling my name, which made me feel better while telling this little story!

19 comments

  • yikes! so one of the mattress stores runs this commercial & they claim that a mattress doubles in weight in 8 years from sweat, dead skin, dust mites, etc etc… a local radio stationed tested out that claim, and it was most definitely true… So I’m going to say good job on the decision to buy a new mattress! BTW – such pretty fabrics, I want to play too, but I need to get some bee blocks done first, lol! 🙂

  • Nothing like a bit of fabric stash to soothe the nerves – I couldn’t help but laugh at the stash-y goodness while you recounted the tale.

    Really pleased noone was hurt – driving in these conditions is not fun – you take care y’all (I’m picking up the lingo lol)

    Enjoy playing with your new stash… I know you will :0)

  • Ewwww – just read Michelle’s comment (we must have been typing at the same time) – hurry up that new mattress is all I can say!

  • Wow, I’m glad you’re both okay! I’ve almost forgotten what’s it like to have icy roads. Be careful up there in winter country!

  • We broke down last year and got a new mattress. One day the mattress was fine and the next day it was like we had a thousand tiny knives poking into our backs!! New mattresses are CERTAINLY reason for celebration (that, you know, and not being injured)! I’m totally crushing on those voiles, I want to get some, I just can’t decide what to make with them!! Have fun being snowed in 🙂

  • I’m glad you are ok, how scary! The fabric is beautiful. I was not really feeling Anna’s new line but looking at your bundles its sort of growing on me. 🙂 Have fun being snowed in this weekend!

  • Glad to hear that you and Dave managed to get your car out without too much difficulty! Your new fabric looks really pretty – can’t wait to see how you use it.

  • Good thing it was just a little ride into the ditch and you were able to pull him out!
    Have fun playing with your new fabric:)

  • That must have been pretty scary…glad you are both okay…I’m sure I’d be pretty nervous to pull someone out too!

  • Are you going to cut those? Or just stare at them? 🙂 Glad the ditch ordeal wasn’t any worse!

  • Hello Terri,

    Oh I am smiling I think you should be in advertising. You could sell snow to the eskimo’s. I just love reading this post though of course it was a serious thing that happened to Dave. Good luck with the real in the ditch sewing.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

  • Hello Terri! I’m happy that you are ok! You see, we can do it! Congratulations for your new mattress – wonderful to have Christmas sleep over new mattress!
    Again you have most baeautiful fabrics waiting!
    xxx Teje

  • Glad to hear that you and your husband are both ok. Are you sure you don’t want to come down to the south where it’s a little warmer?

  • So glad you’re both okay! Yummy fabric pics 😀

  • I’m glad you both are okay~and no cars damaged. Stay in this weekend and keep warm! Cookies~ah, yes! And I love your new AMH fabrics!

  • Good to hear you are safe and sound and your car was retrieved out of the ditch:)

    Hope you get all your homework done so you can play:)

  • So first of all, I’m glad everyone is okay But it was really amusing reading the whole story while gazing at the gorgeous fabric! I hope you get a lot of sewing done. It’s just really foggy here. I had to go to run errands this morning and you would not believe how many people I saw bundled up with gloves on saying “Geez, it’s so COLD here.” People, it’s 60 degrees! We’re such wusses in California…

  • Glad that Dave was ok. We have not had snow yet but it is very cold and the wind just blows and makes it seem colder. I’m sure we will have some soon for we don’t ever get by with not having any. I’m not one for driving in it myself. Like you I’d stay in and sew. Love the fabric.

  • oh, goodness! i’m glad you got Dave’s car out of the ditch! and it’s especially good that you’ve got pretty fabric to help you through the trials of life. it certainly helps, doesn’t it?

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