Unfortunately, on my way home, I hit a patch of ice and rolled my Jeep. Now, THAT's an experience I've never had before and hope to never have again! I remember feeling like I'd hit a patch of water on the road. A pull. Then fishtailing, sliding, spinning, glass everwhere, my head flinging around and something smacking the left side of it. THUD. Snow. I was SO disoriented. I couldn't figure out where I was in the vehichle. My seatbelt (thank God, I always wear one!) was very uncomfortable but I couldn't get out of it. It took me a minute to realize that I was hanging upside down. My first thought was "Thank You, God" . I was alive. Lucky.
I mangaed to crawl out of my seatbelt and was trying to find my purse with my cell phone. I didn't think I was badly hurt but my hands were bleeding and my HEELS hurt. What's up with that??? I knew where my purse should have been but couldn't find it. It took me awhile to figure out that I was actually searching on the ceiling of the Jeep!
I finally found my purse and managed to crawl out through the tailgate of the Jeep. All the glass was shattered so I had a good sized opening. Unfortunately, I crawled out into about 2 feet of snow in the ditch. And it was still drizzling. I made my way back up to the road which was so ice covered and slick that I fell two times, trying to walk to the nearest farm. There's no cell phone reception in my valley. I finially decided that it was too dangerous to walk so I went back by the Jeep and sat on the side of the road, waiting for help.
Doc always asks me to call him when I get home to let him know that I made it OK. When I didn't call ~ or answer his calls to my home phone ~ he came looking for me. Needless to say, my poor Honey felt TERRIBLE. He helped me into his car and brought me home. He gave me the name of a garage to call to get the Jeep towed and then went back to the scene of the accident and got my greenhouse ( I hope it's not damaged) out of the back of the Jeep and brought it home to me. I had told him that I was worried someone would steal it. I scolded Doc for driving back and forth on the icy roads and he promised me he would go straight home.
I'm not sure what I'll do now. I only have liability insurance on the Jeep as it's a 1994 with over 220 thousand miles on it. But it was dependable and I needed the 4-wheel drive out here in the Bluff Country. I'm not going to think about that now.
I took care of the morning necessities with my animals and now, I've got an ice pack on my neck/shoulder and I'm going to bed.