What happened to summer?Summer passed quickly. Here it is Labor Day Weekend already! We didn't take a vacation trip, mainly because (a) my food allergies take away much of the fun and (b) a bone spur on my right foot robbed me of my ability to walk without pain. Fortunately for Frank, he took a trip out west a few months back and visited his sister.
Well, it's Friday and I'm using the Willy Nilly Friday format to post 5 different images. This way I can follow up on a few things and also link up to some blog hops.
1. A scene in Shenandoah County right after a shower. We are expecting some rain this weekend as Hurricane Hermine passes to the east.
|Skywatch Friday and Late Summer - My Town Shootout|
|Orange You Glad It's Friday?|
I went home and researched the charge by the code number. He had used the code for a different "Failure to Yield" charge, one that involved turning onto a highway from a side street. I printed out the definitions from the state code and nervously took them to traffic court. I did not want "reckless driving" on my record because it can cause future problems and will make insurance costs go up.
When the judge asked how I wanted to plead, I said "Not guilty" and he started to set a trial date. I quickly explained that the code used was incorrect. The county prosecutor and the policeman looked it up and agreed with me! They corrected the charge to one that was just a traffic infraction and not reckless driving. I agreed to that and paid a fine, much relieved.
The moral is: always check your receipt and make sure you're not overcharged! :-)