I was about to make this sweeping generalization:
Californians just don't know how to drive in weather!
But then, to be fair, perhaps I should say:
The McKinleyvillians who are out in great herds right now in the Safeway parking lot and vicinity don't know how to drive in weather.
What a bunch of yahoos! I am very happy to have made it home in one piece.
We had a rough night here at the homestead, and we had to go in for an emergency ophthalmologist appointment today. The good news is my son's eye is ok; the pain is related to strain, nothing worse. You see, after all these surgeries, we get worried that pain indicates damage.
It does look like another retinal surgery may be coming down the pike -- an ectomembrane is forming over the site of the retinal detachment. Lord, what next? I pray we still have health insurance at that time. We go back Dec. 30 to find out more.
If you're feeling really brave (and just for the record, I'm not), you can watch a video of a surgery like the first surgery my son had back in April, a vitrectomy. Then in September, he had a lens implant. Then last month, he had a laser surgery called a YAG. As I've mentioned before, it's been a rough year for my boy, and the surgeries are not the half of it.
So that explains why we were out in this weather when all reason and common sense dictate staying home and battening down the hatches. On the way home from Eureka the sky looked grey, heavy and ominous. Then suddenly at the McK exit, the heavens opened, and it was raining so hard I could barely see anything-- just for a few minutes.
After that it was ordinary rain, so maybe the Safeway parking lot people were traumatized after the brief storm?? Still, come on! What would we do if it snowed in McKinleyville, just crash around like bumper cars piloted by clowns?
Home for the Holidays was out, so I have Mixed Nuts with Steve Martin. I would love some suggestions for edgy Christmas movies to watch; nothing stupid though. And no romances. Romance sucks.