Had a lucky escape this evening. But I've said before I don't belive in Luck. Well the gods must have been shining on me, but I think I'm agnostic. Well, I guess I'll have to figure out the why's and what-have-yous later.
Anyway, I reckon I just used up my second life. This evening I drove into some water on the road where it often sits over the edges of the road when it rains heavy only a couple of km from home ... and my little ute scewed off into the drain like in slow motion and casually stopped in the deepest part of the drain and flopped onto the drivers side in close to a meter of water. It's a big flat cane growing area with wide flat drains where the water just sits because it can't run away fast enough.
The scary bit was that it was dark and I landed under water with my seatbelt on, to which I promptly released the belt buckle and got above water, then opened the passenger window and got out on top.
In hindsight I am amazed at what I did next. I got down on the ground again with water up to my thighs and went sh!t, all my groceries that I just bought are tossed down in the water, so I grabbed hold of the cab and stood it upright again so the seats and tray was out of water to put my groceries on. It is only a small ute but I'd never done that before. Maybe it was because it was in water that it seemed lighter.
Anyway, I was wet as a shag, but unhurt apart from my pride and a passing 4x4 towed me out and home where I'm now counting my blessings.
So, who has had a 'lucky' escape and what do you put it down too.