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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Not What She Used To Be

Last night on the way to eat chinese and go to the grocery store I hit a 6 point buck with my Escalade. It was just me and the 2 littles in the car. Dr. Hubby and Manga Dork stayed home to clean out the garage. I thought for sure I was getting the "better deal."

I had just set my cruise control at 55. This is unusual beause I normally set it at 59...4 miles over the speed limit. BUT I had seen lots of deer on the smaller road so I thought I better not push it. I hit the deer less than a mile after setting the cruise.

He hit almost right in the center of my vehicle. I saw him fly into the air with all the little parts flying beside him. That vision haunted me a little as I laid down to go to sleep last night. I hate that I killed something. He was tagged by a man and if still useable will provide meat for him and his family. Cutie slept through the whole thing!

As for my Escalade...the grill was completely demolished. The driver side headlight was busted and hanging down. The bumper is dented. The hood is dented. The passenger side tire is flat. Liquid was leaking from everywhere. The radiator was crunched and pushed back about 8 inches. They had to hook her up and pull her onto the truck. She would no longer start.

I am glad I did not get smacked in the face with the airbag. I felt like I was deserting her when I cleaned my stuff out before they came to pick her up. That's so silly.

Believe it or not I haven't cried over this...til now. Thank you God for keeping us safe. Thank you for protecting my babies.


just call me jo said...

I feel bad. The deer, the Escalade, you and girls--not as bad as it might have been, but...I'm sorry.

Vanessa said...

You should have tagged that bad boy and kept the antlers for yourself. And then you could have put them on the front of your new bigger badder Escalade and called it "The Deer Slayer".

But seriously, I'm glad you weren't hurt. Those deer can be pretty deadly.

Kristina P. said...

So scary! I'm glad you're OK and that it wasn't worse.

Cherie said...

You guys are seriously lucky you were not hurt! Wow!
I am glad you are all OK - that is soooooo scary...seriously!!
Will you get your car back someday or will it just be totaled? So sad.

Garden of Egan said...

I'm so glad you are OK, that could have been horrible.

Sorry about the car and the deer.

tammy said...

I'm so glad no one was hurt. You're a scorpio like me, so you have a tender heart for things, so of course you felt bad about the deer. I would've too. Not your fault though...nothing you could've done. So glad you and your babies are safe. And I get sentimental over things like cars that you've loved too, so I totally get that!

Sue said...

You are right!! what a blessing for your family no one was hurt.

That freaks me out when I hit a deer.

He's in deer heaven, but it still makes you feel bad.

DesertHen said...

Hitting something that big is just flat out scary! I'm so glad to know that you and the littles are all okay! ((((Hugs)))

Creative Mish said...

Wow! That is so scary yet so fortunate. You were lucky you were in a large vehicle. I have a friend of mine who's Son and two of his friends were killed when they hit a small doe. They were driving a small car. Someone was looking out for you.

M-Cat said...

Laughing at Vanessa's comment.
Glad all the humans are okay. Hate when you lose a car you love dearly.

Dana and Daisy said...

OMG!! uhm, ya, that is scary. We have them all around our cabin and have quite a few close calls. Wow, he must have been a big deer to cause so much damage. So glad you and the girls are safe!