After my husband congratulated me for being a dumbass and we put the mirror back in place from it folding into the car - thank goodness I have a newer car or it would have been OFF - I had to get my sister across town so we could go to my parents' and get to SkyDive Chicago for a 9:30 check-in. Literally her house is almost walking distance but I was already late with the mirror incident and I got pulled over just when I put on my turn signal to turn into her neighborhood. Crap! STRIKE TWO
Cop: I clocked you doing 46 in a 35..
I handed him my liscence and was digging through for my registration. (Which with my hands shaking so bad I was not finding..)
Me: I'm sorry I am actually on my way to go sky diving, I was about to pick up my sister.
Cop: Are you building up speed for it already?
Me: Well I have to be at my dad's by 8. (by this time it was 7:01 and I had almost an hour drive to get to my parents')
Cop: Amy, am I going to find anything on your liscence?
Me: I hit a deer about a year and a half ago.
Cop: (Chuckling) Well, here you go (handing my stuff back) I will let you go if you quit speeding and have fun Sky Diving!
I should have promised him I wouldn't go 120mph till I got there but I didn't want to make a poor joke and turn the situation against my favor..plus I never think that fast when the situation is happening, this was a complete after thought.
I was in awe that he let me go without even seeing the registration which I better make sure I really have because I never did find it. He believed my story hook line and sinker in case you need a story the next time you get pulled over, it worked like a charm..
At this point, as I'm turning around to get to my sister's I'm thinking that was probably strike two only I got lucky on both strikes and nothing was damaged on my car nor did I get a ticket or even a warning. I considered the fact that I had twice in just the last 15 minutes pressed my luck and now I was about to press what I had left which couldn't possibly be much...I almost thought about turning around and calling it a day but my dad was waiting - I set it all up for us to go..and it was for his 60th Birthday present. That almost thought only lasted for about a split second because I was determined and apparently destined to make it on time.
The rest of the day went off without a hitch - we made it to my parents' by 8 and the 9:30 check-in was no problem from there. My dad and I had our own private flight up for the drop...you wanna see??
There is NOTHING like this in the world..I can't even begin to describe the feeling to you and I'm sure you will have your own just watching..
I watched it again this morning after all the edits with my daughter who asked why I was about to cry. It brings tear to my eyes
Oh and P.S. this was my second jump - I regretted not getting the video the first time...plus my dad hollered at me for not inviting him when I went last year with my cousin for her 30th. (Anybody have a birthday coming up?)