Thoughts of the Lady in the Tower
2004-11-29 - 8:53 a.m.
My beautiful new truck is in the shop - I haven't even made a payment on it yet!
A week ago (Monday night), I hit a deer. She was running across Indian Head Highway in full-flight panic mode (and had already crossed the southbound lanes). I didn't see her until the last second.
Luckily, no one else was around. I had plenty of recovery space, and the truck handled the impact very well. The wheel well was compromised, though, so I had to get towed to the body shop.
The damage was $3200, and it will be at least the end of next week before I get her back (assuming that they don't find more damage when they take it apart).
Then, less than 24 hours later, I was riding to my parents' home from work with Dad (we work in the same building), and Dad came within INCHES of hitting a HUGE doe. We were on a twisty two lane road, so THAT would have been BAD.
We left that night to visit my sister in SC for the weekend, but on the drive back (between I-95 and the 301 bridge) we saw another dozen deer.
This morning the car in front of Mom on the way into work struck another deer.
OKAY, I've had enough!