The gully washing rains came, almost every day, turning all organics green, and clay and mud soupy. We’re about to put a sign up at the end of our road that says, “Warning, cross this road at your own risk. If you’re lucky you might get enough traction to cross if your tires land on the tow truck it ate.”
People think they can go anywhere with a four wheel drive. Then, when they get stuck in the goop, they expect someone to pull them out. I live in the country on a dirt road in Arizona. Yeah, as they say, “It’s a dry heat.” Not! Hey, Len. I probably shouldn’t say this, but it’s usually the ones from California that tend to get stuck in mud here.
Wednesday the fun began. A lady with a kid and an infant was told to use our road in order to get home. Bad idea. She was in a low vehicle with street tires, and thinking if she drove on the grass she’d be fine. Bad thinking. The muck she drove on ate her tires, leaving her bottomed out. It took about an hour to convince her to get out of her car, walk in the mud and hitch a ride with another neighbor.
Finally, she plodded out with the kids. Someone was looking out for her as she transferred to another vehicle. The poor guy that got her out went home, riding a Polaris with no windshield, and then the rains came again. He was drenched by the half inch rain we received in about fifteen minutes.
Next day a tow truck appeared, and it got stuck simply trying to get to her. Our Polaris friend (with a two wheel drive) pulled him out, and there was a ‘happily ever after' ending to that story.
Today is a new day, and I have to go. Someone else is stuck on our road. Good grief!
Your challenge: Write about rains. You could be wishing it would rain, talk about global warming or the ice age that’s upon us, or just…well, anything you want as long as it’s wet or dry. Hmmm…the vacuum or mop comes to mind.
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Challenge: Write about rains. You could be wishing it would rain, talk about global warming or the ice age that’s upon us, or just…well, anything you want as long as it’s wet or dry.
BELOW ARE RESPONSES TO PRIOR CHALLENGES – Maybe not many, but what we received—WOW! Please let me know if I missed anyone's post and I'll get it linked for next week.
Kindle Fire for sale, by Sharon P.
You May Start Your Engines, by Heather – child of God, C.
And don’t forget Connie C.’s updates.
What Is Happening Today On Gather