On Monday I had a doctor's appointment about an hour from me, just routine. Most times when I head west from where I live I stop at an art store since Dick Blick is in that direction. The store I went to was new (at least to me) and sort of out of the way. They had some good art materials and fair prices so I ended up spending money when I really didn't need anything. lol Then I headed to the doctor's office only to find out that they had called and left a message that the doctor wasn't going to be in that day. I didn't see the message until later. So I headed in the direction of home with a little extra time on my hands. I stopped in East Rockaway which is near where I used to live. There are a lot of streets that abut canals there. I found this spot but it was super windy out and I didn't think it was a good idea to sit outside, so I sketched and painted from the car.
I was parked next to a house that was under reconstruction. While I was sitting there something blew off the scaffolding in the strong wind and landed in front of my car. I ignored it and thought for a minute about moving my car away from the construction, but it would have changed my view...so I stayed put. About 20 minutes later a car came down the street from the dead end side. The driver stopped next to me and said, "Don't move your car." He got out and picked up a big piece of lumber with quite a few nails sticking straight up through the board. I probably would have punctured one or more of my tires. Lady Luck was smiling on me!