Friday, July 31, 2015
What is it with Mondays?
What a way for this week to begin. NOT!
Here in my part of VERY, VERY North Phoenix we have the
situation of one road in and one road out.
It’s otherwise known as “I-17”.
This week at approximately 7:15 a.m. I got a text from darling daughter
Sam saying, “I hope u rn’t going anywhere 2day-there’s a huge accident blocking
Trouble was I actually was ready to leave for my weekly
physical therapy appointment. I told
Steve, who was able to at least take surface streets from home to Carefree
Highway and down to Scottsdale. He was
going the opposite way.
Bully for him. Still
took him over an hour and 15 minutes, but at least he got to work. I made it 5 miles when I hit the expected
“pile-up” and decided to exit and go home.
It took me 25 minutes to get to the top of the exit ramp. I used the time wisely and called my PT to
let them know I was NOT going to make it anytime in the next few hours.
They were more than understanding and made my appointment
for about 6 hours later. Later, I wound
up having to cancel again and make my appointment for Wednesday.
By the time I got back to the house I had been gone for over
an hour. Monday had struck. Everyone on FaceBook was showing aerial
shots, shots of them in the gridlock and telling everyone to JUST STAY THE HECK
OFF THE 17!
Decided to use the unexpected open time to find enough shade
to walk Lucky. For whatever reason the
temperature was still under 85, so I felt the ground and hooked her up. We found enough shaded area to stroll about
I can’t say how Lucky felt (outside of the smile on her
face), but I felt quite virtuous about this first walk in a week.
By the time we got home I checked FB and discovered I had a
bit more of the sad story: seems as if a
car somehow didn’t use the rules of safe driving and sped without watching and
slammed itself under a semi. Obviously
there were fatalities along with the gridlock.
One of the offshoot roads also was shut down due to a couple of fatal
Having been a victim of not 1 but 2 drivers who felt the
“need for speed” outweighed others right to live, I found myself thinking that
these people have cost several people their lives and have changed their
More news continued-seems the young man who was driving was
pretty high on meth. He survived but his
2 passengers died. One was a young mom
So sad and more than unnecessary.