After my last post, I suppose I should tell you the story of the Elk.
They say bad things happen in 3's, right?
#1: During a bad snowstorm during December, Cody was backing out in our Civic, backing out of an unfamiliar driveway, hit a fence, and sheared off the passenger side mirror.
#2: A few days later, my wonderful father accidentally bumped our Accord as he was backing out of a twisty driveway, causing a tiny dent and (GASP) $600 damage. :P
#3: A few more days later, Cody went to Bear Lake for work. He was driving our Civic. He was going under the speed limit, but he was driving in the dark through a mountain pass. He says he saw the elk crossing the street, said to himself "OH CRUMOLA," slammed on the breaks, and hit the front two legs of the elk, which crunched the front left side of the car. It ripped off the edge of the bumper, the light, back to the tire, and left a dent on the hood and the door. The car was still driveable, but the poor elk didn't make it, and Cody helped it off to the side of the road and called the police, who hopefully humanely put the thing out if its misery. I thought for sure the car would be totaled; that much damage on a 1998 Honda Civic with 150,000 miles on it? But no, it was surprisingly only $1500 damage. Not nice, but we will only pay our deductible. I'm glad we bought full coverage for that car. So today we took the Civic in to be repaired, and it will be out of service for a week. I'm also glad we purchased a second vehicle, otherwise we'd be very stuck.
I should have taken a picture of the damaged car, I suppose. This post seems oddly naked without a picture. Hm. OK, I'll put one on so it doesn't seem naked any more. :)
This picture was taken a whopping 6 1/2 years ago, back in 2002. It is my siblings and I, along with our dog Max. We're a talented bunch, wouldn't you say? It only took us another year before we all grew out our bangs.