The good news is that we will be able to make lemonade after all.
The Mr.'s car turned out not to be totaled, even after coming into contact with such a large deer. (Three days later that deer, along with two others, were lying dead alongside that section of the road. Our state has a hard time keeping up with the removal of animal carcasses, especially in the fall, so it is not uncommon to see dead bodies strewn about the roads for weeks at a time.) So other than having to pay the deductible, and whatever costs exceed what the insurance company will pay for repairs, we are back to normal.
Whatever normal is.
We live in a high-density area regarding deer, so when you think about it the odds that anyone would hit a deer was not an if but a when.
And this is not the first time that The Mr. has had an encounter with a deer, though that other time the deer hit him, not the other way around. A deer slammed into the side of his car, leaving a perfect outline of the deer's face in the side of the car's door.
And I have hit a deer as well. I, and my truck, came out totally unscathed, but I know that the deer did not.
So thank goodness for large vehicles, and especially for trucks with solid metal bumpers.
Too bad in the name of fuel efficiency we have had to give up safety.
But I digress.
The other news concerns the designer who tried to cheat us out of some serious bucks by doubling, and even tripling, what items cost. We did get with our contractor about this and he agreed that the entire estimate was bogus, so he fired the woman (I asked him to).
But now we have to find another business to get most, if not all, of the materials needed for this major renovation.
Back to Square One.
Thank goodness for Home Depot.
Too bad Home Depot does not sell solid metal bumpers for cars.