Thursday, September 30, 2010

a bit of excitement for a thursday

thursday the 30th the gang picked me up to go to the bank and to lunch. that turned into a bigger adventure than we expected! when we pulled up to the bank kg noticed the woman in the car next to us was slumped over at the wheel. i went over to her window, which was down, and nudged her arm. she sat up briefly. i asked if she was ok and she said she was just taking a nap. the woman was drenched with sweat and clearly not well. she also had drool dribbling from her chin. i went into the bank and mentioned it to them. they were surprised that she was still there and said the manager had gone out at 11:00 to see if she was ok. it was now almost 2:00. 3 hours in the heat! hello?! i called the police. when i went back out to fill kg in that i had called the police he told me she had tried to start the car several times and was finally successful. but when she would try to put it in reverse she'd fall asleep. he told me to take river in to go potty and he'd wait for the police. while i was inside the woman had managed to get the car in reverse, back up a bit and then fell back to sleep when her tires hit the curb behind and blocking both lanes. kg tried to reach in and get her keys but that woke her up enough and she drove off. she barely missed hitting our van as well as many other cars in the parking lot. i hurried and got river in the car so we could follow her. she fell asleep at the light and the cars behind her honked to wake her up. i got dispatch back on the phone to let them know she was moving. we followed her north on orchard. she would weave into the lane next to us and she drifted in and out of sleep. everytime we got to a stop light we were so sure she was going to hit the car in front of her and somehow she would stop just in time. it was nerve wracking! we ended up past chinden in a neighborhood where she parked the car and appeared to be looking for something for quite a while. we just kept hoping the police would hurry up. after about 10 minutes she was on the move again. she had to do a u-turn therefor her drivers side was by our drivers side. kg stopped her and was able to staul her for 7 minutes! the dispatch on the phone with me was laughing and saying how good kg was. :) he was trying to offer her a banana and told her how much our baby loves bananas. they talked about various restaurants. not once did she think it odd that we were following her and now talking to her! she was not well. unfortunately she was bored with us and on the move again. but soon enough the police were there. we followed them and parked behind them as they questioned her. when they made her get out of the car she could hardly walk and had wet herself. my thought was some kind of diabetic thing. they said she wasn't drunk. it was either health related or overuse of medications. kg had to write down our statement and then after a half hour of all that excitement we were on our way. poor lady. we are amazed she didn't hurt someone or herself. the police called kg that night to ask some additional questions and they said she was at the hospital but never told him what was wrong.
we went to lunch at skippers. yum.
finally we went to the cannery. that is a lot of peaches and pears. :) hopefully they will last us a year.
they didn't last nearly long enough last year and they are the only canned kind i like.

yay for food storage. :)

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