Sunday, November 4, 2007

The weekend that went from dreaded to bad to worse... and isn't even over yet

So it is no secret I have not been looking forward to the lingerie shower tonight. I have been dreading it for weeks (that's where the dread part of my title comes in). Then yesterday, I hit an animal of some sort and messed up the front bumper of my car (that was definitely bad). Well tonight, I was headed back to the town where I live for my roommate's lingerie shower and I HIT A DEER (that was way worse)!!!!!!!!

This road is notorious for deer but I have never had a problem... until now. I saw the deer on the side of the road and I had time to slow down a little bit. Then it jumped and I swerved and there was nothing I could do. It hit square on my windshield and resulted in this.

Two teenagers were in a car behind me and stopped. They said that when I hit the deer it flew up in the air as high as the tree tops! They were impressed. They walked back and found the deer. Unfortunately it was suffering. :-(

I am nothing but an animal killer this weekend. My parents call the Conservation Department for me and they said that since it was deer season here in Alabama someone would probably pick it up for the meat. However, they were going to check it out. Note to self... I need to add that phone number to my cell phone.

I called the state troopers and they were tied up and it was going to be awhile before they got there. It was getting dark and it is a pitch black road... so it's pretty scary. So with the suggestion of my parents and "permission" from the troopers to fill out an accident report later, I drove on home. I was only about halfway home... and within 10 miles of where I had the animal incident on Friday night. I could only see out of about 20-25% of the windshield and there were shards of glass all in my car. I cut my hand a little trying to wipe glass out of my seat, but it is nothing too serious.

All in all I was once again very lucky. The windshield is obviously shattered, the side view mirror got knocked off and there are a couple of dents... but that is it. If I had been going a little slower, it would have messed up the front of my car... if I had been going a little faster it would have likely hit the side or top of my car and could have done a lot more damage to the car and me.

Here are a couple more pictures of the car. In the first one, you can see the missing side view mirror and the dent on the front panel. It also appears there is a footprint on the passenger side door. In the second one, you can see the fun new angle of the rear view mirror from the inside along with the shards of glass.

What a weekend!! I don't think I will be going home via that route any more. There is another way that is longer... but it is all interstate and I will be going that way from now on.

I hope tomorrow is less eventful. By the way I did survive the lingerie shower (when I finally got there) and the bridal tea tomorrow should be much more my speed.


Amberly said...

Bless your heart! I'm so glad you're okay!

And that alternate route sounds good to us! Feel free to make a pit stop at our house anytime! :)

Amberly said...

Sarah wants to know it Brun is okay!

Amberly said...

IF brun is okay!

originalbryan said...

Snap! I thought you like animals.
Just kidding.
Sorry to hear about all the trouble.

Totallyscrappy said...

Incredible! I ran over a suicidal squirrel once. I was a wreck. I cried for that little squirrel and I even drove back to make absolutely sure it was a squirrel and not someone's pet. My boys kept reminding me it was "just a squirrel, Mom." I'm not sure what I would've done had I hit a deer.
So, how was the the lingere?
Kudos for touching the treetops with the deer, btw!

Vader's Mom said...

Oh goodness. That's terrible. I've been very lucky that I haven't hit a deer before. I heard they can be terrible and now I've got photos to prove it. I'm so glad you are ok!!