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posted 11/9/2009 2:14:41 PM |
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I got up in the morning for work yesterday, (Sunday) and when I let the dogs out for their morning run I noticed it was foggy. I'm in the city, so, when I could barely make out the neighbors house behind mine, I knew it was quite foggy. And I knew I would have to leave a few minutes earlier than normal because if it's that thick out there, I can't go racing down the road.

Sure enough, got in the van, pulled out of the driveway, and couldn't see past the driveway of my next door neighbor. And in my neighborhood, there is a series of duplexes that house special needs adults. And one of these adults likes to stand out in front of his duplex in the mornings, and wander into the road without looking to see if cars are coming. I am amazed he has never been hit because even though the road is short, quiet little dead end street, people still fly down it. With this fog, I couldn't tell if he was outside yesterday morning or not, so I proceeded with caution. And yep, got a few feet down the road, and I could barely make out his silhouette and stopped just in time because he wandered out into the road. Yep, that was the beginning of a "fun" drive into work. Nothing like having to almost be on top of the traffic light in order to determine if it's red, yellow, or green. Even more fun, coming up behind some dummy that didn't have the brain power to turn on their headlights. I almost rear ended a car because the driver didn't turn on his/her headlights and was almost on top it before I saw it. Getting on the expressway was a real blast. They are still doing road construction, so, I'm trying to drive accordingly, don't want to hit the barrels, and got some joker in a G6 tailgating. And for the record, this one doesn't have their headlights on either. I finally get out of the twists and turns of the construction barrels, where the road opens up, and I can pick up a little speed. I've been driving on these roads since I got my driver's license, I can almost drive them with my eyes closed. Which, with as thick as that fog was, I might as well have been driving with my eyes closed. The driver of the G6 finally passed me. The G6 had a faster pick up speed than my van. Got to driving with the flow of the traffic around me, and I realized, one, the fog was FINALLY starting to thin out some as I was able to see a little further ahead, and two, thankfully I was able to because I was coming up fast on a car ahead of me, and guess what? It was the G6. I had to laugh, for all of the tailgating and then whipping around my "slow" van, turned out I was driving faster than this driver.

By the time I was pulling in at work, the fog was thinning out quite quickly. My drive time to work is roughly a half hour. And the funny thing? I got out of the van, was heading up to start my day at work, and turned around to look back at the van and realized my headlights were still on. So, went back and turned them off. Now that could have been a fun way to end the day...calling either maintenance or my Dad to get a jump start and have to explain I forgot to turn off my headlights.

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Nov 9 @ 3:25PM  
I had a morning like that not too long ago with fog like was crazy I'm not used to thick fog either since I live in the city.

Nov 9 @ 5:09PM  
I'm in a fog every morning I get up!


Nov 9 @ 9:43PM  
Aww I love driving in fog.. but not with headlights.. driving lights sure.. but not headlights.

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