Near Death

I almost died the other day.  Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it was quite scary.  It happened on Monday, when we received our 1204th snow-storm of this winter.  I was driving home from getting some food at McDonalds and as I was coming down the hill I hit a patch of ice and started going sideways.

I tapped the brakes and realized that nothing was going to stop me.  I just allowed the car to drift to a stop, which would have been fine, but there was a car coming down the hill going the other way (yes, the road is like a roller coaster at one point).

The guy in the other car must have hit his brakes when he saw me in the other lane, but quickly realized that brakes would do no good.  This quick-thinking genius sped up coming down the hill and instead of cutting the wheel and going around me in the other lane, he went around me by going off-road.

As he was coming toward me in his large SUV, I shut my eyes and prepared myself to any second feeling my airbag smack me in the face.  As my car fully stopped, I could feel his car pass by me.  Once he was past me and I knew it was safe, I got out to see how close he must have been.  His tracks were mere inches from the front end of my car.  I am guessing he was maybe an inch or so from hitting me.

It was pretty scary and also pretty damn cool.

This is an artistic rendering of the event, done by a professional artist.  Or done by myself.  You decide…