Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Icy Roads and Icy Hot have a lot in common...

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.


Deep Penetrating Pain Relief  Amish Origins 14 oz


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!  :)

25 comments:

  1. Oh, no, dear friend!!!! I am SO sorry you got hurt like this! This is just terrible. May the dear Lord bless you. I am so thankful you are feeling better now, and I will definitely have to try to see about getting some of that cream. My, it sounds wonderful. I think my dear husband could benefit from that very much. Your son sounds so sweet! How wonderful that he was so concerned for you and how he prayed for you! That really touched my heart. May God bless all of you and keep you ever safe in these treacherous conditions. So very thankful you are okay. :) Sending you much love and many hugs.

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    1. Indeed, I was quite worried after the event that I would have whiplash, but I do thank the Lord for His touch, and the help of the Amish cream. It really, really helps! I so appreciate your concern, and well wishes, and pray you have a blessed day today! :)

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  2. I had just been wishing that I had some snow but now...maybe not so much. :) Down here in the South snow is always accompanied by rain so I'd probably end up with a situation similar to your ice-under-snow one. And unlike where you live, no one down here knows how to drive in bad. And they definitely don't know how to pull cars out of ditches! So maybe I should not wish for snow.

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    1. Yes, I know all about the south... we have family that live there... and you are so right, people have no clue what to do with the white stuff when it comes. Your speed actually is the best factor you have before you do anything else :) Of course, up here, people are equipped with 4x4, studs, and chains, all of which make it much easier to navigate deep snow/ice conditions. But in the end... speed and caution are the best helpers you can have in snowy roads :) Wish away for snow... and drive slow when it comes :)

      Appreciate your return visit, and I do look forward to getting to know you better! Have a blessed day :)

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  3. So sorry to hear about your rough ride! Good that you are fine, and the truck is too. We deal with this same sort of thing every winter. We get ice, then snow on top, and we've pulled out our share of trucks, tractors, 4-wheelers, ATV's, and people! That is awesome cream. I also use one called Two Old Goats, which is good too. Walking is a whole other story too in this kind of weather. :-) Be careful, ♥

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    1. Oh boy... yes, you are quite familiar with the routine, lol! I have been thankful many times for the big daddy truck that we have. :)

      I've never heard of Two Old Goats, but if it helps, that is awesome too!

      Yes, walking in this mess is a bit treacherous, agreed. I got out in it this morning, but it was more slush than ice, so it wasn't a problem. But, I sure don't like walking on ice!

      Have a great day Anne :)

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  4. Oh my goodness...that is just so scary. So good that everyone was alright. Be careful though, ice is very, very scary :\

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    1. I don't like ice at all. I'll take snow over ice any day. Yes, I will be careful, thank you so much! Have a blessed day dear Mari! :)

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  5. Hi,
    I am so pleased to meet you. What a scary ride. I do not enjoy driving in the snow and thankfully we don't have too many snowy days where I live. I must look for that cream. Take care of yourself. Karen

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    1. So happy to meet you too! I don't mind driving in the snow at all. But ice... that's a different story. Ick! Yes, do look for that cream. It really is amazing. We use it for colds, coughs, aches, pains, sore throats, burns... so many uses. I love it! :) Have a blessed and wonderful day! :)

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  6. Hi,
    I am so pleased to meet you. What a scary ride. I do not enjoy driving in the snow and thankfully we don't have too many snowy days where I live. I must look for that cream. Take care of yourself. Karen

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  7. Oh boy, what an experience!! So glad you are ok - and your poor son! He must have had a fright!! I just looked up that cream and Amazon has it so it's in shopping cart....waiting for my no spend month to be over! :)

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    1. LOL... i bet January is the longest month of the year for you! Well, just think, you are 14 days in and the better part of the month is over :) You will be very glad to have this cream, if you do purchase it. It is amazing.

      It was quite an experience, indeed, but all par for the course living up here where we do. I always breathe a sigh of relief at night though when everyone is home and tucked safely in their beds and off the roads!

      Have a blessed and wonderful day :)

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  8. oh bbrrrrr .... looks like last winter here in the northeast. be safe and be well as you continue to travel through winter's blast ...

    and let's hear it for spring!

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    1. Winters like this are wanted here! We need the snow so desperately. We had a horrible summer with scary wildfires. I just don't like the rain/ice component to it, now that is just a mess. But anyway, I guess we just need to be thankful for the moisture in whatever form it comes in... but just sayin... I prefer the snow :) ...yet I know I'll be ready for spring when March rolls around, but right now, I'm enjoying the beauty of the season as I can!

      Appreciate your visit so very much, and look forward to getting to know you better! Have a blessed day!

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  9. oh bbrrrrr .... looks like last winter here in the northeast. be safe and be well as you continue to travel through winter's blast ...

    and let's hear it for spring!

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    1. Thank you... we have had lots of icy weather recently, and continuing adventures, but the Lord has been faithful to keep us all safe! Do hope you are having a blessed and wonderful week so far :)

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  10. Oh my goodness! How terrible. I honestly don't know who I feel worse for...you or your son. I can just know how upset he must have been. Poor guy. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. Please be safe out there, all of you!! :)

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    1. Yes, it was quite big deal, but thankfully I have suffered no undue effects, and feel very blessed for that! Hope you are having a blessed and productive week :)

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  11. Hello,
    Oh my, what an adventure. I understand how sad your son must feel. My son once accidentally hurt me and he was so upset.
    The cream sounds interesting. I am going to look into buying some.
    Carla

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    1. The cream is really amazing, we love it and use it all the time. I had no undue effects from the whole event, which is incredible, as I've had whiplash from a lesser bump than that! Thank you for your visit, and hope you are having a wonderful day :)

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  12. Oh my word! I came to see your pretty snow, but it really got to you bad!
    I'm so glad you're feeling so much better. I'm going to put that cream on my list for the next time I go to our Mennonite store.
    Blessings and healing from God through our Lord Jesus' Christ!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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    1. Yes, it was a wild event, but it all ended well... we've had quite a few adventures this week. Hope things settle down for a while! But thankful all is well that ended well :) Hope you are having a blessed day today :)

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  13. It's a miracle that you don't have whiplash. God certainly stepped in on that one. Take care of yourself, and by the way, I read this post after the one where you were all ready to pull your friend's truck out of the ditch. So much for your staying away from that task. LOL (sorta laughing, but not really cuz I feel so bad for you and your son). Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Yes, it really is a miracle that I didn't have whiplash. The double hit broke the barrette holding my hair. So thankful that it all ended well! :)

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