Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Deer, Deer, Deer, Deer, Deer, Deer

I hit a deer. Relax. We're ok, and it's actually been several weeks since it happened. We were driving home at dusk one night. I saw a deer and began stopping. Before I could get stopped, another deer ran in front of my car. I had time to say deer about 6 times before we hit it. I really did not hit it that hard, but it hit square on my bumper/grill area and bounced back on the road. I pulled over and jumped out. My grill (2 pieces), bumper and headlight housing were broken. About that time, the deer came to, jumped up, and ran off.

It was all very surreal, especially when it came to my kids. Kyler (the mighty hunter) was crying because he was afraid the deer would die a long, slow, painful death from his internal injuries. Kady on the other hand, had her hand shaped like a gun and was "shooting" pretend deer. I think my daughter might be practicing to be a poacher. . .

PS The damage came to $2,600.00. My insurance company hates me. My body shop loves me.

PPS The headlight on my car costs way more than the bumper or grill. Does anyone else find that odd--especially considering the headlight itself wasn't broken??


Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Ugh. I keep waiting for that to happen to me. I have actually hit a young buck who tried to race my truck and run in front of me. Luckily I saw him and was slowing when he ran across. My bumper knocked him down and he rolled over and over and over. I could hear the antlers on the underside of the bumper. But I stopped before he stopped rolling. He just made a couple more revolutions, popped up, and ran into the woods. Stupid deer.

And on my Toyota Tundra: no damage. Whew.

Debbie said...

Oh, they try to mess the cost of all the items up so we will never figure out what they have really done! Not that I think it is a conspiracy or anything:)