To make things even worse, in the morning about 10:00 I heard a big explosion. About a mile from my house a big rig carrying gasoline took the 25 mph offramp at an excessive rate of speed and flipped the truck over, which immediately exploded in a fireball. The fuel went everywhere, including down the drains.
Damage ended up being less than expected as 30 foot flames exploded out of the drains, melting the sides of a couple of fast food places. Luckily the gas station right across the street did not sustain any damage. Unfortunately, the driver died. When the flames were finally put out, the truck was literally melted into a blob on the pavement. You couldn't recognize it at all.
When I finally went to the Magic Kingdom last night, I passed another bad accident just five minutes from my house. A pickup pulled out in front of another pickup going 55 mph. No one was paying attention. Thankfully, no one was badly injured. I sat in the middle of the highway with my emergency flashers on to slow traffic until the Sheriff's Department arrived.
Adding to my stress level big time, my Jessie girl requires immediate surgery on two of her legs, both having large growths on them which I assume to be the cancer they found last summer. The third surgery will be removal of two teeth that seem to be bothering her quite a bit. I'm definitely NOT looking forward to that as I take her in this morning.
So I'm counting my blessings, thankful that I wasn't involved in ANY of those things going on all around me this last week. It's not even a full moon ... that's the first thing I checked!!
Rushing off early ... I'll keep you posted on Miss Jessie and relate the Magic Kingdom stories tomorrow!!