I hope everyone enjoyed the Eclipse. Mine turned out okay, but for a while there it was “crazy”. My friend Brandy (the one who got me kicked out of a pilates studio) calls me and says how about we make a weekend of it in Marshall for the Eclipse? My dumb ass says sure sounds fun!
The plan was to take our truck camper and go as 2 couples to an RV park in Marshall which was in the direct path of the eclipse. We were going to make a weekend of it, hanging out, going to the Jim the Wonder Dog Museum etc. Which by the way look up Jim the Wonder Dog, very interesting. We had a few other activities that were possible, but we’d decide as time allowed.
So we get down there and get camp set up. Being as it is only adults and it’s a hot Saturday afternoon, we had some cocktails. Well my friends see my hubby and I being lovey and she wants that from her hubby. He doesn’t take the hint and spends more time talking to my hubby than paying attention to his wife. So needless to say she gets upset and starts making comments and basically picking at her husband because she’s upset.
As the evening wears on she’s picking at her hubby and he’s starting to get mad. So she’s upset and now he’s upset. Brandy and I make a quick trip to Walmart for a few things and we talk and I get her talked off of the ledge, or so I thought. We get back to camp and Brandy is still picking at her hubby who has now gotten enraged! My hubby and I go into the camper to get some water and when we come back out Ed is gone and Brandy is sitting there.
When asked about her husband, Brandy says I don’t know where he went, I think he’s in the tent will you go ask him to come back and hang out with us? My husband obliges which just enrages Ed further. He then starts cussing and screaming about me of all people, then he moves on to include my husband and then last but not least he starts cussing out his own wife. As he’s running his mouth at the top of his lungs, my husband has him pinned to the ground and keeps saying nothing but “Calm down”. Then he starts threatening to shoot us, starting with me and working his way down the list. I start looking for his pants to get the car keys but it’s dark and I can’t find them.
He calms down and my husband lets him up. Ed jumps up, grabs their tent starts ripping it apart and then proceeds to pick it up and throw it across the camp site. He grabs his pants, takes out his keys and heads to the car, which I know contains a gun. Ed jumps in the car, starts it and puts in drive where he guns the engine and comes within an inch of ramming our truck. At this point Brandy starts running toward the car screaming and grabs the door handle. That’s when Ed slams the car into reverse and lays the gas pedal on the floor as he spins out of the campsite dragging his wife. My hubby and I scream at her to let go which she does and face plants into the gravel. She’s not seriously hurt, just some bruises and a few small cuts. We pick her up, bring her into the camper and get her cleaned up and put to bed. There are a few other details but trust me no one wants to hear them.
The next morning a friend of ours who was staying at Brandy’s house to watch their dogs for the weekend, drives in with needed meds and clothes for Brandy. We decide to cut the weekend short, get Brandy packed up and sent off with her other friend and then me and the hubby packed up and went home. We didn’t do a big production for the eclipse, but we did get to spend it together, drama free.