I was about 300 yards from a stop sign and my speed was at, or about, 30-35 kilometres/hour (about 20 - 22 mph) when the deer 'hit and run'. As one fella stated, I did not even benefit from a freezer full of deer meat. LOL That poor deer ran off with a major headache though!
|Her head hit the fender where the hole is.|
|The fiberglass fender will be replaced.|
Our insurance company was quick to provide a claim number and, within minutes, the shop had ordered a new dually fender, new 4X4 sticker and other accessories it needs to complete the job. Late yesterday afternoon, the manager called to say the parts would all arrive within 10 business days. I was OK with that. The parts would be shipped via ground transportation v. air freight. I surmise that the insurance company was looking for the cheapest shipping costs. The fact that our truck is drivable - and that we aren't RVing south within the next couple of weeks - negates the urge to rush.
I came so close to missing the deer. Had she not jumped at my truck, all would have been fine. I was on my way back from Ginette, Trevor and Easton's home; only about 12 minutes from our home.
I have to echo the sentiment of our neighbours on the fact that there are large numbers of deer in the area this year. We see them everywhere.
|Easton just arrived for the day and for an overnight with Jeanette and I.|
|Here he is in his favourite jumping chair....and with some fun toys to throw on the floor.|
That sums up the past few days here in RV Voyageur land.
(It occurred to me that some blog readers may wonder why 'voyageur' is spelled the way it is on our blog address. It has the 'u' after the 'e'. That is the French spelling for voyager.....but better defines our love for travel).
Thanks for dropping by.