I'm going to have to lay off the food for a few days to get over this one.
Out the back way on a two lane highway, speeding through tree covered country side with houses here and there, and over the bridge across that large span of cool deep blue water.
Some days billows of fog surround me, blue herons have flown over and under me, and when water's clear and calm it's speckled with gliding sail boats. I speed on through part of a state park and through more tree, deer, and turkey country, on past a transformer tower blanketed in roosting buzzards with a few snacking on the ground.
I'm so hoping that's not an omen of how the rest of my day is going to play out.
Freeway entrance coming up, and I'm speeding in and out of semitrailer truck traffic for a delightful ten minutes romp...my off ramp's just ahead.
Slowing down, speeding up, slowing down again, flagmen, bulldozers, oops! a highway patrol car hiding there...construction of this five mile stretch of country highway to city highway is nearing a decade to complete!!!
I'm cruising the twilight zone of Sumner county. Every wreck imaginable has happened on this over crowded stretch of two lane highway, most making no sense whatsoever. One day I'm flying 10 miles over speed limit to keep up, next day I'm crawling 15 miles under speed limit to keep up. Oh rats...I'm following a hearse. Hearses are on the roads all the time, right???, no need to read anything into this one. Slowing down, coming to another town, over bridge crossing an inlet of water, over the hill, and past a yellow, crumpled up, burned out tow truck dead on its side with its tires set in rigger mortis. This isn't looking good, not looking good at all.
At last...across an ancient green expansion bridge above another inlet from the river, and since I'm already so late for work, ten more minutes added on...who cares. Convenience store, here I come! Checking out the somewhat toxic goodies, my cell phone's playing my song...hello? It's boss telling me not to bother coming in, nothing's going on anyway...he seems too eager to burn up many more hours of my leave time. Sorry, I say...ten minutes more, and I'll be at your front door...see you then.