Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight
Sure wasn't "Jingle Bells" this afternoon on the way to work!
There had been peculiar weather all day, snow, sleet, rain, sun--everything you can imagine!
The snow/sleet/slush became very heavy between Ofra and the T Junction to Beit El. Suddenly, the teacher who was driving said:
"I can't control the car."
At first I didn't quite realize what he meant, then I realized that it was sliding and sliding some more! We were turning around and going to the other side of the road... I closed my eyes, leaned back into the seat and began to scream:
"No, no! Nooo!"
And then we stopped after banging into the guard rail. Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, we were OK. Someone came over to check. I called work to say we weren't going to get to Beit El. The secretary didn't understand. She didn't know that the road was full of snow, ice, too dangerous, and I was afraid of getting stuck there. I was in no condition to teach. I just wanted to get home.
The driver was able to start the car, and slowly, very slowly we continued in the direction the accident brought us, which was homewards.
Yes, it was frightening, but there are worse things. This afternoon was the funeral of Chassida Rut bat Sarah v'Avraham, Z"L, and yesterday Gnaidel Malka bat Michle was operated on. Pray for a Refuah Shleimah for her, please.