I had a horrible day yesterday.
Every other Monday DH drives to Coventry to see his aging parents, especially as his 93 year old dad, who has been very ill. DH's mum phoned at quarter past one to ask if DH had been in contact because he hadn't arrived. I said not to worry as I knew traffic was held up on the M25 so an hour and a bit late arriving wasn't too bad. My mobile was dead and I didn't have DH's number so I had to phone #1 son for DH's number!! Then I phoned DH.. and it went straight to answer phone. I decided to check the traffic and there was an accident reported on BBC traffic on the M1 north with a 12 miles tail back. I tried DH again thinking, if he was stationary in traffic he'd be able to answer. Answer phone again. at 2:30 I was frantic. I kept phoning him.
At 2:45 I phoned the police to try to find out about the accident on the M1. I had to search thro papers to find the car number, I could only remember the old car number!! By now my mobile had charged up, so if DH could phone he would have phoned that as we both have each others numbers first on the list of contacts. He was now 3 hours over due. I had to describe DH, and what he was wearing, was he mentally stable, etc!! I was crying on the phone, my son phoned me on my mobile to say he had tried our home phone too and it came up engaged.. he tried to console me saying I would have heard if anything had happened.
At 3:20 I had a text from DH, he had chugged along in the traffic and managed to leave the M1 at Dunstable and then chugged his way back to South Minns services, as there had been an accident on the south side of the M1 too!! It was such a relief to hear his voice when I phoned him, there was something wrong with our home phone, hence the engaged tone. When he arrived home as well as crying because I was so happy to see him, I burst out laughing as I was completely wrong about what he was wearing!!
He was in the car for 5 hours!!! I don't ever want to go thro' that again!
What a day……BUT I have learnt to keep my mobile charged and to use our land line to check if it’s ok and to memorise DH number!!.
Thank the Lord for his safe return on a day when there were accidents all over the place. I hope no-one has to go through what I did yesterday.