Hi guys. Hope the new year's been treating you well.
Today, I was out in the outskirts at a garage where friends of mine were taking the radios and meters and top lights off of two taxis which I am taking out of service in order to install them on two 2003 Chevrolet Impalas. I stepped out of the truck onto glare ice. I didn't notice it was icy where I parked although I noticed ice on most sections on the road.
I slipped badly and took a terrible fall with my arms flying out. It happened really fast and the only real discernable moment was when my watch, crystal down smashed into the ice as I hit the ground. I heard a serious twack. Upon reaching a more or less vertical position and taking a systems, functions and operations test on my body, my attention immediately turned to the U2.
The crystal appeared scratched so I thought that ... "hey, well, I had a good run, looks like I have some battlescars, scratches that will remind me of the great fall of Jan 8th, oh welll....!! " but a few hours later, I had the opportunity to wipe off the crystal and examine it closer.
The crystal was not scratched at all. Wow, lucky me I guess. I have just checked the accuracy on the atomic clock on my computer and found my U2 to be running 8 seconds fast. I might have jumped a bit upon the violent collision with the ice. But, it's running fine and hasn't lost or gained anytime in an hour and 15 minutes. It's ok.
I guess that might be testiment to a very robust watch, or it may be viewed as just being very, very lucky. Anyway, thought I would share that with you guys.
Watch the ice ehh!! BTW, it's snowing like hell now, no wind but a very lovely Christmas cardy thing happening.