Danger Seen & Unseen

Danger Seen and Unseen.
I woke this morning and did my usual prayer. A presence of mind says to pray more earnestly, so I did.
Went to work with a slight rain on my car. The weather man says thirty percent now and Sixty later in the day.
Work went well today. I had a lot to do in eight hours but I was determined not to work overtime.
Sure enough that sixty percent turned out to be a hundred with visibility less that a block. Wipers working good, tires tracking good and I’ve got confidence that my twelve year old, bought and paid for Grand Prix can handle the road. Normally I drive the free way, but as I was about to enter it I notice that it was congested. A presence of mind says ‘ don’t go that way but I thought to myself. My car can make it just fine. Nevertheless I decided to drive inner city.
It was really storming out. I griped the steering wheel as my car splashed its way home. Pools of water streaming from my tires. I even passed two cars doing a whopping thirty- five miles per hour in a fifty mile per hour zone. Firmly seated in my bucket seats,I can sense my tires as my inboard computer self adjust to control traction. My hands claps the wheel carefully in the two O’clock position. Only two more lights and I’ll make that left into my gate. I must admit I was a little apprehensive due to the heavy down pour.
The interesting thing is, as soon as I made the turn for home I lost my power steering. I had to tug really hard to recover from my turn. Now I wonder? Had I taken the faster route. Would I have created an accident in this storm?
I made it home just fine. For some unforeseen reason my fan belt slipped off the engine. It didn’t break which is the usual reason for a loss of power steering. That extra moment of prayer covered my day. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


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