So, the Illinois presentation is done. I didn’t barf, and the people I presented with, Thad and Annette, carried me along so all was well.
Except for almost killing Kim.
Kim was getting a ride with us from Lincoln, as she was giving her own presentations and we like her very much. Annette drove for quite a long way, but when we stopped in Shelbina, which is by Shelby and Shelbyville*, she said someone else could drive.
Anyway, in Shelbina I volunteered to drive. We stopped for gas, got some snacks, and got in. I heard noises from the back that I thought were doors closing, and started to drive away.
Um…… Kim was not in the car.
Well…..her head was, but not the rest of her.
Annette’s yell brought the car to a screeching halt and all the blood drained from my body as I looked back and saw Kim’s rightfully shocked face.
Dang dang dang.
She is the most forgiving person on earth, though, and even came up to the driver’s side door, opened it, and gave me a hug. (Thad thought she was doing it to deck me.)
Sooooooo….. Aside from nearly killing an educational treasure, yeah – it was a good trip.
* They are not super-original about naming their towns around here. We passed by a Mechanicsburg. Really.