Sunday, June 8, 2008
The Disney Series
I was temped to name this a different title than Lucky, as the word suggested. And, although this is what happens to a van when it collides with a deer, I thought BAMBI may be a little to suggestive.
And, Lucky? Yes, I was lucky. I travel hundreds of miles a day on country roads in the middle on somewhere or nowhere. I see all wild life including deer, wild turkeys, hawks, horses, cows, dogs, cats, snakes, etc. But, I hit a deer on the interstate at 5 in the evening doing 70 miles per hour. There were cars and transfer trucks all around. A deer jumped over the car to my right, and landed right in front of me. I didnt have time to put on my brakes or react. I literally saw the deer, thunk, and looked in my window to see him flying through the air like the cow in Wizard of Oz. He cleared two more lanes to my left, landing in the grass.
So, again you ask...Lucky? I didnt hit anyone else. No one else hit me. I didnt loose control of my car, I kept it straight. No one else hit the deer. No other cars hit each other. It was "rush hour". I drove it home, and then to the repair shop the next day. My insurance paid all my deductible of $4500. I picked it up yesterday (three weeks?). I didnt have to rent a car, I used a company car (thanks Karen).
Someone said to me, "you have the worst luck". I disagree. I am very fortunate.
A hand turned bowl, created by my hubby. Its an African Ebony, sometimes referred to an Dalmatian Dot.