Thursday, February 26, 2009

My adventure

I have arrived at the age where the stupid things I do can no longer be chalked up to youthful exuberance. Hence my adventure to get my car which had been in the car hospital for 4 weeks after an unfortunate incident involving snow, a sharp turn and a poor little car that never had a chance. The driver shall remain nameless. But we'll call that incident stupid thing NUMBER ONE.




I firstly decided to take a bus, which could only take me so far, as my car was being held in another town adjacent to the one I live in. But I think taking a bus halfway shows some signs of intelligence, so we'll call this smart thing NUMBER ONE.


The bus took me half way and I prepared myself for the four mile trek. Four miles is really not that far. Now, if I had, let's say, not worn a winter jacket and a hat and gloves, and walking shoes, it would've been a stupid thing. But I promise I was in appropriate attire so this can be a neutral thing. I actually enjoyed walking for a time, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and there were pretty little houses for them too:





















Oh, and did I mention I had a map? Well, okay, I didn't have it with me. But it was in my head because I had carefully planned my route before I left. I think this was smart thing NUMBER TWO.

But then I came to the highway overpass and realized the sidewalk runs out after going under the overpass. Very unfortunate.


The OVERPASS


The sidewalkless highway. Stupid thing NUMBER TWO.



The closeup of the ditch I got to walk in. It was very muddy and wet.

Stupid thing NUMBER THREE.


The train tracks I walked on. They were less muddy and wet. And no trains were in sight, so can I call this smart thing NUMBER THREE?

After all that walking adventure, I finally made it to my car. I could've wept with joy. I collected my keys, said so long to the car hostages....er, I mean, car mechanics, and what took me an hour to walk took me ten minutes to drive. I love not-so-modern-anymore technology. But it looks like I did three stupid things, and three smart things. Hence they cancel each other out and now I am neither smart nor stupid! Until next time...


5 comments:

Friends of Narnia said...

Oh, you poor thing! Well, they cancel each other out! :P

Jane said...

You silly silly goosey-gander you!
The only good thing about this incident is this delightful story that you have told.
Where is your common sense girl?!?!?

Lynn said...

This was a very good story. I loved the pictures of the bird houses (and railroad tracks). I love taking walks like this, but NOT BY MYSELF! :)

jaimee said...

I totely agre with mom. [ even tho I lvoe the pichers]. remember iam a bad speler;.).

Jaimee says again said...

What I meant to say is:
I TOTALLY AGREE with mom. [even though, I LOVE the PICTURES].
Remember, I AM a bad SPELLER. ;)