cranesunsetSo I went to work this morning and I took a minute to check my personal email on my phone and there was a “Cabin Road” email from Jeep and Pan, as well as a photo email. I looked at the photo email first. A beat-up old white truck parked on the cabin road? And people standing around. An explanation came in a separate email but I got a little confused and took some time “processing” the picture J & P sent. As often happens to me, a lot of stuff flashed through my brain in a few split seconds:

— Where exactly is this? I mean, it’s on our road but… Oh, there’s the stop sign.

— What’s that behind the stop sign? Another vee-hickle?

— We’re having somebody fix the road (which reeaalllly needs it right now, since it has Ninja-sized crevices). Does this vee-hickle belong to someone on the road crew? Naw, it’s too beat up…

— It’s a white truck… Could it be? This thought was fleeting for me but several others that I forwarded the photo to were a little more alarmed. Why? Because my beloved cuzzint the Mean Old Grunchie Old Grinchie has a white truck. As burned up as this one was, I could still tell that it wasn’t the Grinch’s truck.

Here’s an article about this tragic accident. I guess the driver was traveling drunk and fast and didn’t hang a left along with the road. He hit a tree on our road, which caused his vee-hickle to do a 180 degree turn. He was thrown out of his truck and then it burned. I’m not going to post the photo I received. The photo in the article must have been taken after they towed the truck somewhere else because it is not on our beautiful little road. As it turned out, it was the Grinch who *found* the truck as he was trying to drive out to work that morning. He apparently looked inside the vehicle but fortunately the victim’s body was over in the woods nearby and he didn’t see it. I’m so glad he didn’t have to deal with that.

I think about all of the billion times in my life I have come down the escarpment on Birch Point Road and gone straight onto our little tunnel road instead of hanging a left along with the road. Slowing down to meet up with our beautiful little two-track, getting my first glimpse of Gitchee Gumee. I am so sorry that someone had to die there, especially in such violent circumstances. I am praying in my own godless way for him and his family and sending my love to Fin Family moomintroll and the moominbeach community in general.

I have a lot of crazy problems going on right now (none that threaten my life or career for those five who care). This puts my so-called life into perspective.

2 Responses to “Today…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Problems are problems and they are allowed to annoy us, even though they aren’t life threatening. Most of my irritations from the past few years weren’t related to Patt’s cancer; that was something I had to accept and deal with. But other BS? That was FRUSTRATING.

  2. Paulette Says:

    I am shocked as well since it is so close to us. Saw the photo on Facebook. I have such limited access to wi fi at YNP so photos take a while to download. Thank you for the photo. (Cannot pick up my email while here.)