Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Driving Me Crazy
After that terrifying trip I would only let him drive in very short little trips here by the house. At that time he was still going alone here and there to run an occasional errand. About 11 months ago that came to an abrupt end too. He needed gas for the lawnmower. The gas station is two blocks from our house. He told me he was going to get gas in the can. Brian had just pulled up on his way home from work.
We were in visiting when the phone rang. It was Will at the gas station. Apparently Bob had gotten gas in the can but hadnt gone in to pay for it.. 5 minutes later still no Bob at home so I called him on his cell phone. He finally answered and I told him.. Hey-- The guys at the gas station said you forgot to pay...(silence).. I said "are you there?" In a very shakey voice he said.. yes.. I need help.. I dont know where I am.. I said "are you parked?" He said "yes".. I said "can you see a sign"-- he said "yes" and he read me a street sign. He was about 3 blocks past our house but he had no idea where he was. I said- STAY there.. we will be right there. We jumped in the jeep and headed to that street and sure enough-- there he was-- he still had the phone to his ear like I was still on there.... We got him out of his truck..and into the jeep- Brian took his truck back to the house while Bob and I went back to the gas station and paid Will for the gas.
That little trip scared him. He hasnt drove far since. Just here at the house. He takes his truck around to the alley to dump garbage in the trash or cut limbs off the tree but never out on the roads anymore. Does he want to? Yes- Do I have to explain why he doesnt get to about 10 times a day? Yes ! Sometimes I think he must think I am the biggest Bitch on the face of the earth. Sometimes I wonder if he realizes I am just trying to keep him safe. ...Sigh....