It's probably not hard to figure out... what icy roads and Icy Hot have in common... lol!
A couple of days ago, our son had gone to run an errand for me in his 4x4 truck. It started to really snow as he was leaving. The roads were icy from all the rain we've had. The snow just added insult to injury... and perhaps there was a little overconfidence coming around a very sharp turn...
He has been practicing his skills at coming out of spins, and thankfully some of these skills were put to good use, because he managed to go off the road in an open spot with no trees. It is the only open spot on that side of the road for several yards. I was so thankful for that!
Skid tires lines tell no lies...
My daughter and I to the rescue... we brought the heavy-duty big-daddy truck to pull the smaller truck out. We switched seats. Son got in the big daddy truck, and my job was to drive the stuck truck. Daughter's job was to take pictures... lol!
However, one thing my son did not mention to me was the "method" he was going to use to get his truck out...
Now, I've pulled vehicles out of bad conditions before... twice I've pulled out an 18-wheeler with that truck, and once I've pulled out the tractor with this truck... but none of those times were the roads pure ice underneath. I had some traction then.. but not now, the icy roads were a totally different playing field. At any rate, I was not prepared for the hard "jerk" when it came. I knew he was going to have do some fancy pulling to get the truck out, but I thought it was going to be more of a gradual thing than the hard jerk... and so I had my head turned trying to see what he was doing when he hit the gas and jerked the truck I was in. My head crashed against the edge of his windshield. Ouch! I had barely recovered and was holding my head when the next crash came, bam... again! My head hit the edge of the windshield again! Whew. I grabbed the steering wheel then with both my hands and held on for dear life because we were moving on out! Back and forth the jerks came until finally he got his truck back on the road. I stumbled out of the truck, feeling kind of dizzy. I had no idea this was the kind of ride I was going to be on.
Poor son! He felt so bad. He just kept hugging me and telling me sorry, and I told him it was okay, I would be okay. We headed home, and I headed straight for the medicine cabinet where I keep my cream that is very similar to Icy Hot, but we like it much better. This is the Amish Origins cream. It probably should be called the miracle cream, because we have used it in so many different situations, and have truly felt incredible benefits from it.
This stuff is amazing! I put it on and felt instant relief from my headache and neck pain. I was worried I would end up with a whiplash, seeing as the first two unexpected jerks were also accompanied by two bangs on the head, not a good thing. I've had whiplash before, and it is a miserable thing to endure.
I am so happy to report that two days later, I have no pain. My son prayed for me, and was so concerned. Between his prayers, and this cream... I am doing just fine! I iced my head and neck down for 30 minutes that night, and then applied the Amish Origins cream (found here if you are interested ... we don't pay that much for it as we buy it at a local Mennonite store).
Suffice it to say... I don't plan on trying to help pull stuck vehicles out the snow again any time soon... I hope! .... although I better not say that too loud, because our weather here right now is horrible, we've had 24 hours of rain, and tonight temperatures dropping to freezing with possibly more snow on the way - which makes for acutely terrible driving conditions. Most people without 4x4 vehicles are having trouble just getting out of their driveways because the snow is so soft, and the slushy mess is a perfect condition for a slide. Hoping that we can all keep the vehicles on the road until these conditions improve.
But, in the end... all is well that end's well.. as the saying goes! :)