Oh deer.

Today while driving on the highway, we hit a deer. Fortunately, we were not hurt. But this means a major financial setback during house repairs. We simply lost our gamble against time.

Prior to the accident, this was the only mechanically-sound vehicle in our family. While the body damage looks minimal, the radiator and air conditioner condenser are bent and have broken free of their mounts. Considering the age and resale value of the car, insurance companies consider it “totalled”, and not worth repairing. Unfortunately, we cannot afford a new vehicle AND house repairs. Therefore, we must make minimal mechanical repairs to this car in order to keep working on the house in 2016. It is maddening that we have to make this hard choice with our finances while the flipper bears no responsibility for the damages to our home.