18 Dec

1) As the last person chosen for the jury, I was an alternate.  So after hearing the whole case–a civil liability lawsuit–and all the instructions the judge gave the jury, I was excused about 4PM on Tuesday!  And I had my opinion about how to apportion liability all worked out with reasons, too.

2) Isabelle and I played our instruments at an Advent sing/Christmas story re-enactment last night.  She did really well playing Of the Father’s Love Begotten and Angels, From the Realms of Glory.

3)  On the way home at about 8:15PM, a spikehorn buck ran full tilt into the front driver light of our car, was scooped up and over the roof into a deep ditch. The home owner nearest our encounter was not very helpful, so I drove the three miles to Mom M’s and called the State Police, Jay and Daren.

4) The trooper, Jay and I trooped back to the site, where he dispatched the poor deer, whose back legs were nearly severed at the knee.  The poor beast was shivering fron being in a deep ditch with quite a bit of water.  And shock, no doubt.  No internal injuries so I am very thankful we were able to help it out of its misery as it would have lived many more miserable hours.

5) The car?  The hood will have to be replaced.  The driver’s side lights will have to be replaced.  And all the plastic covers, etc.  The roof is dented.  But nothing major.   So I did get a buck this year.  A very expensive one.

6)  The trooper was so young!  He was from my home area and a hunter himself.

3 Responses to “News”

  1. origamifreak 18 December 2008 at 11:13 PM #

    Did you keep it?

  2. jpm14 20 December 2008 at 4:17 PM #

    Yes. Though Jay will give most of the meat away.

  3. sandysays1 13 January 2009 at 3:12 PM #

    You never know what life will serve up! Sorry you car was damaged and you suffered the mental trauma that comes with such an event. I’ll put that on my not to do list. Ever use a to do list? Visit http://www.Sandy for a sure fire method of NOT forgeting to use it. And some laughs!


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