I can't say that my life was affected too much during the recent Mercury retrograde. As a matter of fact, not much at all. I know many were anxious for it to be over.
Now the after party for the retrograde kicked in on the 8th for me and mine. Camera, phone, computer keyboard, mouse and the real biggie was our closer than I ever want to come to killing someone incident. And I'm not kidding.
SM and I took the grands to a park at the very foothills of the Sandias for our weekly outing. Park was full of wasps, saw several rattlers basking within 20 feet of the playground equipment......we didn't stay.
Took them to lunch and were headed home. We were in the far right hand lane near the sidewalk on a three lane street. A brand new peach colored convertible VW bug came along side of us with two teenage girls no more than 16 and GK said what an ugly color car they were driving. She had not even pronounced the ending g when the driver of the VW just made a right turn from the middle lane, right in front of us. If SM had not been aware of that car and the idiot girl driving it..........I can't even bare to think of it. He stood the SUV we were driving up on the front end and the girls whizzed past us onto the side street.
We pulled in front of them, cutting them off. Easy to do because the drivers was still looking for something between the seats and hadn't even noticed us until I screamed what do you think you are doing? And the little biotch in the passinger seat yells we were turning, you dumb ass. What's it look like? (Well to me it looked like Daddy's little girl has great taste in friends and didn't have a clue as to how to drive the "still with dealers paper tags car" she almost wrecked.) And then the driver looks up and gives us the Jersey state bird.
SM walked to the back of her car (I wanted to walk up and smack um both) and wrote down her license plate number and told her to stay put and proceeded to call the police. They almost ran over SM when they put it in reverse and backed up into the major street where they had cut us off without even a thought. Squealing tires a huge crash and a police siren. All within 90 seconds or less.
As we pulled up into the parking lot on the corner to stay and give our report to the police, we were able to see what had just happened. The little girl in the passenger seat (who I thought afterwards, we could have killed if we had hit them) was stuck with the air bag deployed. The driver was caught behind the airbag and the police car was up into what used to be the new car's back seat.
The grands were, needless to say, shook up. And us oldies had our knees knocking as well.
The "idiot girls" were taken to the hospital as was the police officer driving her car. Joe stayed and gave the police his statement and I took the kids home. GK says she doesn't want to drive until she is older. Ry said, "yeah Sissy and let's not ever have a peach car". And there you go.