Saturday, November 15, 2008
Deer in the headlights.... Kind of
Probably the only thing that I hate about the winter time is that it starts getting late so early! The sun is almost completely down at like six o'clock. Nixon and I were driving home from West Point the other night at about six and it was almost completely dark outside. We were on Legacy Highway, which I love by the way since there is hardly ever any traffic on there ever! The only downfall to Legacy is that it is super dark at night time. There aren't many cars or street lights which makes it almost pitch black at night. Well this was how it was the other night. As we were driving I looked just ahead of us and to the left of the car and saw something strange in the lane next to us. At first it looked kind of like a person trying to cross the highway. Upon further observation I noticed that it was a big deer, running right at my car! This wasn't just any deer mind you, it was a really big buck, the kind Blake wished he would have found a few weeks ago while he was deer hunting. I saw that it was running right towards my car. I slammed on the brakes and swerved to the right, but there was nothing I could do. It came crashing into the side of my little Toyota Yaris. I screamed and woke the baby up, then saw it run away in my rearview mirror. I immediately called Blake freaking out. I told him what had happened but was so shaken up that I was crying, hyperventilating, and shaking. He was close so my knight in shining armor rushed to my rescue.
So as I sat in the front seat almost in shock, Nixon was crying in the back because I scared him. I regained my composure, comforted the baby and waited patiently for Blake to come, not knowing at all what the damage was. Blake arrived and I got out of the car and ran to him, still crying. As he looked over the damages he gave me this look and said, 'this is all it was, I thought your hood was crunched in that the windshield was all broken and crashed in' I too looked at the car, but it really wasn't as bad as I first thought. I think that my freaking out caused Blake to freak out too.
Ok so the damage really wasn't that bad. My side mirror was dangling by the wires and I have dents all along the side of the car. And a large one in the rear panel. So I guess no biggie. I'm just thankful that it happened on my side of the car and not the side that Nixon sits on, even though it wasn't that bad. I'm also so thankful that it wasn't a person like it looked at first glance. The only thing bad about the situation is that we just barely switched insurance companies and I am hoping that it doesn't make our rates jump up. So there is my story of my bad Wednesday, I guess alls well that ends well!