ok...so our girls seminary bible study had a fun get together dinner with the husbands last night. everything started off great! great food...great friends...great conversation....and then it happened....the clouds rolled away (literally) and the sun came out. then the Matthews (it was their house we were at) told us to take the paddle boat out on the lake. They have this really pretty lake right in their backyard that about 30 houses all back up against. so anyways...back to my almost dying....
so Angela says "Hey Evonne, lets go on the paddle boat!" so Angela is WAYYYY more adventurous than I am. I had no desire to jump in a tiny paddle boat and float out in the middle of a lake....but.....i was encouraged to try the paddle boat. (thanks jb) so Ryan and Jason get in the front of it, and Angela and I get in the back. that's when i noticed that the water level was SUPER high. like we were almost taking on water already....so i didn't really say much b/c they seemed to think we were going to be ok. so....we start off.
Ryan and Jason are pedaling away. Well...the steering mechanism wasn't working very well. We got super close to the fountains. And then ducks started floating over to us...and Angela HATES ducks. so while she was trying to distract me with a story I was trying to distract her from the ducks (I put my hand in front of her eyes...I don't think it worked very well).
so as we're about in the middle of the lake I notice a little bit of water coming into the boat...at my feet. Then Angela yells that water is coming in at her feet. so the boys leaned forward and headed to shore. they were doing a good job....but since the steering mechanism wasn't working, it was taking a long time. and it's hard to pedal when you're leaning forward trying to stop the flow of water into the paddle boat. so they leaned back to pedal better.
and then it happened. water FLEW into the boat on Angela's side and she got super wet. from the waist down. she yells "WE'RE SINKING!!!!" and then my hubby ripped off his shirt and ran into the water to save us. :) ha ha ha Of course he wasn't wearing a swimming suit. and neither were any of us in the paddle boat. So he grabbed the boat and pulled us to shore! Isn't he great!? MY HERO!!!!!! :-D
(side note: Cindy Matthews saw us in the middle of lake and said to her husband Gary, "Gary, the boat is WAY too low in the water! it's going to sink!" maybe it was good that we didn't know....oh and the reason we almost sank....it was raining and I guess the inside part of the boat we couldn't see filled with water. Oooppss)