Well, now all you Wen....er, I mean professional and mature ladies and gentlemen, now this is really AN related! People have balance issues both pre-and post-op, radio and micro, so this thread ended up here.
I was driving to the post office to mail out another batch of you-know-whats to you-know-who, and was driving on my one-lane dir curvy road and was just tottlein along and around a blind curve comes, my neighbor! Well, I may have been going a tad faster than my usual snail's pace and they had just graded the road, which makes it really skiddy for a day or two but gets rid of the gigantic potholes. I whip my head one way to wave, then whip my head the other to make sure my tires are still on the road, and screeeeeee! Starboard tires right off the road. And in a reall bad place--the road drops off about 15 feet into the bushes. Well, I stop, but my car just decided it would move sideways all on it's own until I got my port wheels pretty nearly in the air, and the you-know what's are sliding offa the seat and onto the deck. This JUST happened about 45 minutes ago and I'm still a little shaken
I can't help but think that in that millisecond that it takes for my "new" eyes to refocus, and that 10 degree list that my broken internal gyroscope failed to notice is the reason I'm out the $65 for the tow truck. My poor neighbor was way more upset than me, the poor dear. I tried to put it in 4 wheel and back out (ey, being a mountain/island girl, I've been in a few ditches) but the car slid about another foot and was reaching the roll-over limit, so I got out. Well, I was just going to the PO and didn't have my cell, so My neighbor lent me hers and I called the tow truck and she left her husband to "babysit" me while she went off to work.
The tow truck was there in 15 and I was outta the ditch in 10. I guess I learned a great $65 lesson-absolutely creep around that blind curve. You know in the Islands they blow their horns before those curves (any excuse to make some noise--it's the West Indian way) and I'm ready to start doing the same.Beep! Beep!