Friday, 18 November 2011

Clean out your Car (Crash) Friday

Fridays in Flylady land are 'clean our your purse/handbag' and 'clean out your car' days.  I don't use the car very much, so I only need to fill up with petrol every second Friday.  But over the years I have got into the habit of tidying out the car while I tank.  Those couple of minutes are enough to throw out any rubbish, dust down the interior, refold the travel rugs and check to see what's lying in the boot.  And - more importantly - what needs to come out of the boot and go back into the house... ;D

On Wednesday I was one of the parents who was going to collect DD9 and her classmates from school camp.  I drove in convoy with another mum and we left in plenty of time.  I knew it would take a good  half hour, so I filled up my purple Flylady travel mug with hot coffee and was going to listen to the new (and need I say fantastic?) Magtens Korridorer CD.  Off we drove into the countryside :)

Two kilometres before we reached the school camp, we had to slam on the brakes.  A car had crashed just in front of us and there was debris everywhere.  A married couple were already on the scene and were on the phone to the emergency services.  We managed to get the driver - who was still sitting in the (smoking) car - out of it and back up to the road.  He had gone into complete shock and didn't know where he was or what was going on.  His passenger had managed to climb out of the car but had head injuries and was bleeding.  We got her to sit in the back of my car (kept cosy with travel rugs) while we waited for the ambulances to arrive.  My friend (who's an air stewardess - very useful during emergencies!) kept her company while we directed the traffic and tried to clear the road.  A builder got the broom out of his van and swept away the debris.  Maybe I need to keep a rubba sweepa in the boot of my car, too? ;D

The Danish cavalry arrive - hooray! :)

I'm so grateful to the Flylady that my car was clean and organised.  I felt like I was prepared and ready to help.  My red warning triangle and travel rugs were easy to reach.  I had bottled water in the boot and the coffee was still hot! ;D   It didn't take long before the first ambulance arrived, quickly followed by the police and the firebrigade (and a helicopter overhead).  But, hey, you never know what's going to be round the next bend.  So maybe you should go and clean out your car right now?

Want to see what happened to the car?  Here's the news story - what a waste of a Porsche...

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend! :)

3 comments:

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This is one of the reasons why you should always be cautious when driving. Thanks.

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Looks like you guys have acted well during that stressful situation. I agree, having a clean car helps you to have a clear head in emergency cases like these.

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