Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Longest Day in Alabama
Pepaw had parked my van in a funny spot off of the INSANELY steep driveway. I had to forcibly carry Izzie in the car and strap her down since that meltdown had just begun. Aunt Mary decided to go back to her house with us. So we are all safetly strapped in the car and I slowly back up and then try to climb up this INSANE driveway. And my van laughs at me and starts sliding backwards! Right toward Aunt Trudy's very pretty glass front door of her house. I slam on the breaks and have a bit of a panic attack. Aunt Mary wasn't much help and Izzie was still screaming in the back seat. I slowly inch one foot on the break and hover one foot on the gas. This is probably NOT how you climb an INSANE hill, but I was going on instinct and adrenaline and trying NOT to crash into Aunt Trudy's house. I let go of the break and floor the gas. My car peeled up the hill, and apparently (so I'm told) left tire marks on the driveway. You could probably hear the squeal from Texas. I made it home and dumped the stinky, sleepy kids in bed. I'm surprised they made it in their nightgowns they were so exhausted. I wasn't too far off. It was a fun day, but boy was it a long one!