So I’m back in the cold wilderness of South Dakota!
Shuttle, Gump and I left Texas on Wednesday morning at around 8:30 am and figured we’d just drive until we got into Nebraska. I’ve decided, that while they may grow great corn and beautiful Alfalfa Hay in this state, I despise driving through it. They have poorly marked, poor roads, and otherwise a low speed limit. I had been on US HWY 183 and was just out of Kansas, when I see a couple pretty white tail does standing on the side of the road. I keep driving and right as I’m coming up on them, the one closest to the road, standing with her head away from the road, picks her head up, looks at me, does a 180 and comes running straight into the side of my pickup where I can’t help but hit her, and then run her over with the trailer. I was utterly depressed, and unable, at that point to pull over. I slowed down, seeing as how I had no idea what sort of damage I’d done to the truck or trailer. I got into Alma Nebraska to the sevice station to assess the damage. I was afraid, at first that I’d smacked the trailer fender to beat hell, and that I’d be unable to continue for fear of rubbing a tire. Upon assessing the damage, it really only took out a chunk of my dually fender and bent the quarter panel behind it a bit. It could have been much, miuch worse. I hate it that I went deer hunting and didn’t use the meat, but I’m glad we’re all safe and the damage was minimal. The truck is filthy dirty in these photos. While I was in Texas it came a literal blizzard up here! So the roads are all wet and nasty. Today of course, it’s spitting snow and is windy- and about 34 degrees outside (and of course it feels like 21 or so)! I will be back to blogging normalcy asap, and there is plenty to show and tell!