Ok, maybe I am exaggerating a bit.
My husband has wanted to go to the river for a while to relax and drive in the water and "4 wheel around", he calls it.
So we did.
Then we went to pick up the little one (because who really wants to die alone) and went to a different river bed which was pretty dry due to the lack of rain we have had.
|yes I brought my Coach bag to the river|
And we got stuck.
After spinning his tires, trying different ways to get unstuck and realizing that we were high-centered on gravel, had no phone service, my husband walked around to the other side where he was met with a nice man carrying 2 beers and a pack of smokes offering his assistance. My prayers were answered! (although sometimes God has a sense of humor) I was so happy thinking that he was going to offer me that beer but I soon realized it was a spare for himself.
|dude looks like he is expecting|
|look at those arms!|
|making a plan|
|husbands brother arrives with his friend|
|Not sure why Mike's friend took off his shirt, seriously.|
Anyway, he did have phone service and let my hubby call his brother (the guy's wife was wary of my husband (as I was of hers!) but when she realized the ax murderer had a wife and kid sitting in a Jeep in 3 feet of water, she eased up.
Meanwhile, the little one and I (mostly me) pondered the following things:
1.) would we see a snake?
2.) would the snake be poisonous like a water moccasin?
3.) would a water moccasin get in the car and bite me/us?
4.) how would we get out if the snake got in? the driver's side window? the back door? I needed a plan!
5.) should I wait to drink my water in case I became dehydrated?
6.) if I had phone service, I would also have internet which would mean that I could post this situation on FB and also my blog
7.) and also call for help
8.) what is taking so long over there with my husband? have they beat him on the head and stolen his wallet?
9.) is a duvet cover from Pottery Barn a good gift for one's wife when you subject her to this kind of trauma?
10.) does anyone know where we are or even miss us yet?
11.) is this funny enough to blog about?
12.) is my husband's brother and his friend, who works for us, going to laugh at us?
13.) I had to pee
14.) what would we eat?
15.) could we catch a fish and eat it? wait, I am afraid of fish too
16.) this Degree deodorant is really working!
17.) is my son scared?
18.) how long is my husband going to sit there with that look on his face and if I giggle will he push me out of the vehicle?
19.) we should think of some good water songs, a sing-a-long sounds fun!
20.) I need some lipgloss, where is my purse?
21.) it is going to be dark soon
22.) I am not a wilderness type of girl
23.) how bad does my husband feel for getting us stuck here?
24.) does anyone else out here have a blog and are WE going to be in it tonight?
25.) does that guy have any more Busch Light
26.) do I LIKE Busch Light?
and the little one was thinking:
Lord, please make my uncle get here soon so I don't have to spend one more minute trapped in this car with my mom who thinks we are goners
Luckily, my BIL was on his way out of state to pick up a load of scrap stuff so he was only 20 minutes away. He also had some people with him so after a few tries, he pulled us out.
There was gravel in the wheels and brakes and the Jeep made the most horrible noise while we passed the other families swimming in the river and staring. We stopped to thank the beer guy who mentioned that it was a $1,000 fine if conservation caught you driving in the river.
Before he left us, my BIL said "so I guess your wife won't be letting you take her 4 wheeling for a while, eh?
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Anyway. We are home and alive.
We picked up pizza, sprayed the gravel out of the wheels (which need new rotors and pads), showered and made it home in time to give the dogs dinner.
Next Monday, I get to pick what we do.