This past week my neighborhood (Davis County Utah) has been dealing with high winds. We had a strong one come through that knocked out the power for a day, and many beautiful mature pine trees came tumbling down. As if the smog around here doesn’t get bad enough in the winter, we had to witness these massive beautiful trees get torn down.
A couple days later a possible storm was coming and the town was put on alert. This set everyone into motion to clean up any loose debris that could become problematic. I went to a church water well to fill up some water jugs to have on hand. The tap water was working, but this well water tastes so much better!
When I pulled up to the well a black impala was parked just adjacent to it with 2 people sitting inside on their cell phones. I backed up my car up to the well and opened up my trunk to get out the jugs. When I turned on the well a man holding a bow saw approached me, and angrily told me that he was already there and should be allowed to go ahead of me. Since I had already begun filling one of my jugs I told him that I would not be very long. When the first jug filled up I placed a second one to fill while I put the first one in the trunk. While I was walking away the man moved my jug and started to open his up. I told him that he needed to wait his turn, and than we exchanged some more angry words at each other. While I was pulling out the 3rd jug of my trunk my left eye brow was greeted by the handle of his bow saw. I immediately went after him, but he darted back to his car and drove off.
When I got in my car my nose was bleeding and the left side of my face was covered in blood. Luckily when I cleaned up my face I saw that the cut was very small and that my nose did not show any signs of being broken. So the moral is….well…. when its time to panic, don’t! Exercise reduces stress and can help you remain calm in stressful situations, so get moving!
As you can see by this photo that was taken a day later, things really were not as bad as I thought they were.