The weather here in Iowa has been everything except delightful. We are either in the deep freeze-in a blizzard or have a couple inches of snow just bad enough to make driving now so fun. Since the beginning of February Hubby and I have been wanting to get away but it seems every three days, something in the weather makes traveling hazardous.
Thursday our daughter Kalissa needed to go from Calmar to Waverly. She lives in Calmar and currently has nursing clinicals in Waverly. The weather was not so good so about mid morning she called the instructor to make sure everything was still on schedule to go. The instructor said yes so Kalissa made plans to leave 2 1/2 hours early for a drive that would typically take one hour.
She called home a little stressed about the whole drive and I said to Hubby maybe I should take the truck and drive her. He scuffed a little and I didn’t push it. An hour or so later I got a call and she was in the ditch.
Hubby said let’s go get her. He was afraid Kalissa wouldn’t be up for driving so I was to ride along and drive the pick up back and Hubby would drive the car. Honestly, I didn’t know if I was up for driving if the roads were going to be bad but at least I had the truck.
To keep my mind busy and off the roads I did some work on the way in the car.
Typically I have something ready to grab and work on. Today, this was it. About 45 minutes later we found her along with the wrecker.
Thankfully one of the nicest good Samaritans ever was on the road behind Kalissa. She stopped when Kalissa went into the ditch. She called the wrecker. She waited with Kalissa in the car the entire time until we got there. She was AMAZING. A huge shout out to Julie from Fredericksburg, Iowa. Thanks for taking care of our girl.
The car had some damage. We were able to get it to the shop but it will be there a day or two…
She missed her clinicals and as I write this, we still haven’t heard from her instructor nor do we know the repercussions of missing class. In the long run, she’s okay and that’s all that really matters.