I'm Not Dead Yet

Yesterday old Wreg almost bit the dust for real. I can't tell you how close I was to rolling my dear old Jeep.

Here in Charlotte there is an extreme gas shortage. We cannot find gasoline at any price. I have 15 gallons back home that I bought when I thought Hannah was going to hit, so I have that gas to fall back on.

During lunch yesterday I decided to take a route back to the office that would allow me to pass as many gas stations as possible in hopes of finding one with fuel.

It seems this guy to the left of me considered me nothing more that a target on a video game and swerved violently to the right attempting to occupy my space. I had to brake suddenly and run off the road just avoiding a roll. I stopped just short of a billboard and he raced on up the road not even looking back to see if I was okay.

I did find gas that evening on the way home.

Last night I dreamed that it was snowing (it's time to turn on the heater before bed) and I had to fly my small plane back to Charlotte with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America. I really didn't want to fly because it was snowing and nearly dark plus I don't fly and don't like to pilot a plane. I know this for sure because I actually took pilot lessons once and hated the whole thing. I thought I would love it.

Anyway we checked the plane like a bag, it was tiny. I fueled up the plane and took off in a driving snow storm when suddenly I heard a loud and constant toot! I thought it was an alarm and faded to consciousness realizing that old Peaches was beside my bed finishing off a long fart.

Well, anyway I'm not dead either in reality or my dreams at least for now. I wonder why I dreamed about Robin Roberts

11 comments:

TerryC said...

Whoa! That was close! Glad you and Timmy are both alright.

Isn't it nice that you're still alive to wake up and smell the dog farts ;) !

There is no gas shortage at the Hunnicutt House.....

Judy said...

Funny, Terry!

Oh I sure am glad you are OK. We just never know what is coming next!

Michael said...

I'm glad all you found was gas... and then gas found you.

I was worried this might wind up being another shit story.

Ali said...

I'm glad to hear you're not dead yet :)

Wreggie said...

Brilliant Michael.....maybe gas will find me out for now instead of shit.

Thank Ali....about me not being dead.

Jay Gray said...

I am very glad you are ok Wreg but I personally woulda preferred a shit story!

mr zig said...

Yeah - it's good you're not dead :) - and also good that you had a jeep! Had you had a "regular person car" there may have been some damage from running off the road!

Micky-T said...

Hearing long toots while flying WOULD be really scary!

Teresa said...

Are you serious about a gas shortage there? How much is it when you can find it? Wow...

...glad you're okay too!

Wreggie said...

Teresa we haven't had a regular gasoline supply since Texas was hit by the hurricane. We get our gasoline from mostly from gulf refineries. The refineries are easy to shut down and slow to come on board again. Yesterday 1 in 4 stations had gas and the mayor was proud of that. At stations where there are police the price is $4.10 otherwise $3.99 for non policed stations. There have been some fights and brawls at a few stations so police were hired in some areas.

Teresa said...

Wow! I can't believe that is not on the news over here! I had no idea!