Dear deer…

18 February, 2011
Rat Fink

…may you rest in pieces.

Almost a year after our interesting I-71 debacle with the flying boxes, the Finkmobile gets into another jam — this time, with flying animals.

[The only reason I’m making light of this is because my son, who was driving my car at the time, his wife and my grandsons were unhurt.]

We’d traded cars yesterday, and #1 Son had just come home from the road, and was looking forward to a fun day with his sons at the zoo today. R & R over the weekend was apparently on the schedule as well. Instead, he got a car full of Bambi’s mom. Fortunately, after some major body work, it’ll all be good as new, but for now, it’s not so pretty. I just thank the good Lord it wasn’t the windshield that took the brunt:

Can't tell if that's rubbing against the tire or not


Where the deer tumbled alongside the car -- with my grandson sitting inches away. No broken windows.



Point of impact. Ouch.


Since another car hit the deer after my son, he called the law and notified them. They came out to his house, looked at the damage, and provided the only thumbs-up event of the evening. Hence, the very excited 3-year-old:

Rocking the Junior Highway Patrol Trooper badge


Too much close-call stuff for Grammie Fink last night. But hey, another paint job, couple o’ new doors, some new headlights…it could be worse. :-)

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18 February, 2011 8:22 am

Amen! I was quite upset at first, but it definitely could have been worse! First of all, and most important, no one was hurt. Second, Sean was driving, not me – don’t get me wrong, I am a good driver, but, if I have to be in an accident, I pick him to be the driver as he is the most defensive, experienced driver I know, and I feel safer with no one else. Third, you are correct – absolutely no broken glass and nothing mechanical is wrong, no rubbing or anything – I even still drove it today –… Read more »

18 February, 2011 12:27 pm

OUCH!!!! Like you, just very thankful no broken bones on the humans, no broken glass, etc. And big thumbs up for all the highway patrol stuff for the kids!

Hope you have a great weekend, kiddo! xoxoxo


18 February, 2011 10:30 pm

I’m so thankful that no one was physically injured. Though it’s an incovenience and a hassle to go through, the car can be repaired. Years ago, when we lived in PA. I hit a deer. I was on the way to visit a person in the hospital. The deer came out of nowhere. I never saw it until after the impact. Then I saw it flopping along the side of the road. On impact the hood of the car popped up and blocked the windshield so that I couldn’t see where I was going. Fortunately, I was able to force… Read more »