I consider my self a gentle person. I have never purposely killed any thing larger than a spider. On Thursday on my way to work a deer suddenly and out of nowhere ran in front of me. Only one of us survived and deer dont blog so i guess you know who. I have in the past wrote of my unintended vendetta against Mother Nature. I do know that in this case both of us were surprised at the event. I was very lucky actually walking away with no injuries, and only damage that can be easily fixed. In a poof of fur and out of nowhere i ended a life. Shaken i slowed down flipped a uturn and headed back home. Slowing down to assure myself i was not leaving the animal suffering. I cringed as i passed motorist and people on the street certain there was a grisly sight hanging from my bumper, perhaps a leg or worse. I pulled all the way up to the garage so as not to let the kidlets see the physical embody ment of mommies Bambi re-enactment. In truth it wasnt as bad as i thought some fur and damage ( did you know they sell bumpers on amazon you really can get anything there). After some elbow grease on the hubby’s part im back up and running. I felt bad for the deer, but you know what someone came and took that deer.
Yep thats pieces of my car but alas no deer .
So at least it was not wasted. Funny i did on accident something many spend much time and money trying for, but i promise no more road hunting for me.
I do not particularly enjoy driving in the dark, mostly due to suicidal wildlife. Since i started my daily work commute i have unwillingly assisted in two possumcides, one raccoonicide, countless frog/toadicides and had a few near misses with turkey’s and deer.
The other reason i dislike driving in the dark is my complete inability to deal with he “brights” issue, you see this vehicle coming at you lights obscenely bright and you wonder ” is that his brights?” Ahh god im blinded here that has to be his brights, but maybe the other vehicle is just taller than yours maybe those are not their brights at all ! Now i am sure you are asking why not just flash your brights and it will remind them to turn theirs off, two reasons
1. What if those are not brights and instead just new high efficient ” lows” then the person opposite will be all Fricking idiot i don’t have my brights on.
2. I once flashed my brights at someone who then waited untill they were right up on me to turn on their brights effectively blinding me
Come to think of it i felt kinda like those poor tire bound critters. So i drive along knowing these problems are small and silly and hoping to not ( literally) kill anything before my third cup of coffee.
It has been a wet year here in Kansas, we seem to go through phases of drought some years and floods other times. I have much respect for the farmers i see battling the elements to put food on our tables. Although hereditarily i should have a green thumb i kill all plants left in my care. Perhaps if i lived in a world where my family only got to eat what i could grow i would be a better at gardening ( or we would starve to death hard to say really). Right now in our neck of the woods the thing being battled whole heartedly is mosquitos. Blood sucking asshats every last ( female) one of them. The weather has been actually pretty nice this year temperature wise, unfortunately we have spent it prisoners of the plague of vampireitic beats. They will swarm you to the point of when we leave the door we do it like we are swat teaming a house . Go! Go! Go! Don’t stop, straight to the car! When i say please run this out to the trash can i literally mean run. Only with a liberal dose of deet spray can you spend time outside, and not the family friendly 7% deet i learned that the hard way. Sitting on our ” screened” in porch ( it has a doggy door that is 3×3 foot so a lot sneaks on thru that opening) i was wearing family friendly bug spray and was smacking those little devils left and right. I guess the frustration got to me, when my hubby came out and saw a little pile of maimed mosquito carcases on a paper on the patio table he said “well that’s just messed up”. To which i responded ” i know right sooo many Mosquitos, those are a warning to the others” turns out we had a different idea of what was indeed messed up.