Slipping Around

The centering nature of my knitting has kept me sane time and again. I’ve been especially appreciative of my fiber hobby since last week, when my Mercedes ML was struck unexpectedly by (start your engines ) a f*%&g garbage truck!  Right in front of my own house. The not-so-pleasant driver of the offending vehicle stated that I was going too fast, when in actuality I was slowed to a grand total of about 5 mph, getting ready to turn into my driveway. Offending vehicle was idling parked on the wrong side facing the wrong way and he missed seeing my SUV.  It was hair-raising, to say the least, but luckily he wasn’t going fast so I escaped without a scratch. My truck wasn’t so lucky.

The Mercedes was on a company lease and due to be returned next week. Ouch.

The Glen Ridge police quickly responded and I let the officer do the talking —  I never said another word to the driver of the garbage truck as he looked like he wanted to eat me for breakfast! And he looked even more thrilled when he was told that it was his fault and he was facing north when he should have been facing south. Then he would have spotted me in his sideview mirror.

I’ve been happily slip-stitching this Prism sock since last weekend – I really like how the colors are playing out:

Keep on knitting and watch out for trucks that are bigger than yours!

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