Monday, March 2, 2015

Rain, guns and remember to put the car into reverse

The last couple of days have been rainy and cool. Not complaining because we do need the rain. Driving home on Saturday, the rain was drizzle and the sky....
I took this picture while waiting at the stop light....Then as the light changed it began to rain and the sky totally changed. Poof the light was gone, but for that moment it was magnificent! Yesterday was another drizzle day. Once again I needed DMC floss...so while we were out and passing a Michael's, we stopped to get it. As we drove through the parking lot, Mr H stopped to let people cross...that is when he passed in front of me. The man wearing the straw western hat and a very large semi automatic weapon on his right hip. I mean....a bit scarey. This is not the first time we have seen guns on someone's hip, but this was one big gun. Arizonans can wear and also carry concealed weapons. Businesses must post if they do not want weapons on their premises. They say Arizona is still the wild West... guess so. As we continued on our way home, we needed to pick up bread and milk, so a quick market stop (we seem to spend lots of time shopping for food). The entrance into the parking lot was ablaze with Sheriff vehicle lights ....
just look at this! The driver slammed into the building support and took down the handicap parking sign...he had a handicap plate on the car. He must have really hit the gas pedal because he also ran over the tire barrier which became wedged under the car. It would appear that he forgot to put the car into reverse. When we were coming back through the parking lot, we could see that he was an elderly gentleman who had to hold onto the car to walk! The rescue vehicle had been there and left obviously not needing to transport him. Mr H and I wondered what would become of him, standing by his car all alone. I do not know if he has family living here, but I hope he does not continue to drive.... Lucky for all it was a Sunday. The bank which was right in front of this was closed as were the several small businesses next to it. This could have been much worse. If the pillar support was not there he would have driven into the bank. What an adventurous Sunday we had. Think I would like to remain home today..... and it has started to rain again. My hand is better but will remain a little swollen. Stitching on Pink Lady this morning and then on Red Riding Hood later..... glad to be off work today. Need to do an online search for Crystal Angelina fiber for a project.  Glad too that you could visit with me. Thank you for the kind words and friendship....have a wonderful day.

9 comments:

Doreen said...

Oh my goodness..what an adventure.

Glad your hand is on the mend.

Ahhh..the sound of rain..I must admit I am missing it.

wishing you a lovely day, doreen

Faith... said...

What a beautiful picture!

Pam in IL said...

I like the pic with the light shining down. Glad to the elderly man wasn't hurt. Those type of accidents happen quite often for some reason.

Ninetta said...

This is an adventure!
The first picture is wonderful.

cucki said...

What a sweet picture xx

Heather S said...

Lovely piccy of the sky and rain. Rain is good! Nothing's better than an adventure whilst shopping. You have had an eventful day.

Julie said...

A magical picture you captured, it's wonderful.
Scared times....there is so much trouble in the world recently.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a scary day! Glad you are both OK anyway.

rosey175 said...

o dear, what a day! I feel bad for elderly drivers. I hate to take away their independence but I think retaking the test more often would be for the best. :(

I am glad to hear your hand is on the mend and that is such a lovely picture of crepuscular rays! (meteorology nerd :))