October 24th, 2006

hard time

Pure suck.

Short and sweet: On my way home from work, while cruising at the speed limit (A rarity for me.), a deer jumped out in front of me. I was able to slow down somewhat but not enough.

So now my paid-off-not-even-six-months-ago truck is now screwed. Front end? Fucked. Driver's side headlight assembly gone, front quarter panel's damaged, front grill's been whacked and cracked, bug deflector's (With the U.S. ARMY lettering on it) shattered, hood's bent in the common "Hit something in the front" way, and radiator's definitely fucked (Couldn't see how due to hood damage) and leaking. And that's just the things I could see in the middle of the night. Hopefully fixable though. (I really don't want to go back to car paymentville again.)

Bambi? Got the fucker up and walked away. And is probably bragging to Thumper right now.

Side note to God: Please, oh please, can we not fuck around while my truck is getting fixed, like last time?

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Deer vs. My truck: Post-match.

Had to take the day off of work, due to the "I have no wheels right now. Fucking deer." clause. I'm going to get a rental, but didn't get one today. Mostly due to dealing with the insurance company and the auto repair place, and because I have the next two days off anyway, so why let the damned thing sit in my driveway, unused, while paying for it.

The truck: In the daylight though, you can see more damage. In addition to the damage stated in the last post, there's also warping in the passenger's side front quarter panel, minor bumper damage, minor damage to the driver's side door, and deer fur chunks in what's left of the grill. (Ha! You didn't walk away unscathed Bambi!) Still don't know if there is anything wrong under the hood, since they didn't want to pop it open until it got inside and the adjuster got there.

The repair job, as it stands right now: $3100. I'm expecting them to tack on at least another $300 after they get the hood open.

The only lucky thing I can think off for all of this is that when it happened, my current insurance card was still valid... for about another 25 minutes. (I still have the same insurance, but I just forgot to put the new card in my truck.)

Side lulz: My annual insurance payment is now $666.00.