It's Thursday and I'm glad my truck is broken
You know, fate has a weird way of screwing with you. Here I am, loving the King Ranch, hating the 6.0 because the FICM is dead and the truck is sitting in my driveway, so I took my son, Mikey to football practice this afternoon with the wife's 2001 BMW 740iL.....our baby.
On the way home, I took the back road, which is winding. Picture it, the sun is going down and we're a mile away from home when.....
A buck jumped out from the corn field and hit us broadside...we were only doing 45MPH. The buck's head broke the side window and his antlers came into the car. Mikey screamed and I thought the antlers had gotten him in the head.
Instantly, the BMW died....it's designed to shut all power off to the engine, fuel pump and other major components, and we coasted to the side of the road. I immediately checked Mikey out and, thank God, he just had a couple of scratches from the glass, but he wasn't hurt.
Here's the great thing about living in Texas....people stop to help you, when you're stranded on the side of the road. A guy in a 3500 Ram CTD pulled over and got out with his son. Turns out he works for my next door neighbor, and he offered to take Mikey home....I gladly accepted. I got on the phone with my insurance company and got the roadside assistance folks in gear to come get the Bimmer.
About twenty minutes later, another truck...this time an '09 6.4 King Ranch....came by with his horse trailer and asked if I was okay. He lived right down the road and told me he'd drop the trailer and horse off and come back. Ten minutes after that an '05 3500 CTD came by and pulled over. The guy asked me if I was thirsty and I gladly accepted.....Coors Light never tasted so good. The guy with the 6.4, Charley, came back and we sat there BS'ing, until the flatbed showed up. Charley asked me if Mikey would like the antlers, and I told him definitely, so he drove down to where the buck was and proceeded to take the antlers off for Mikey.
Once the flatbed had the 740 on the back, Justin...the guy with the '05 3500....took me down to Charley....turns out the buck was an eight-pointer. I really considered gutting him, but I was still in uniform and didn't feel like getting bloody. Charley gave me the antlers and we shook hands. Justin took me home.
When we got home, I put the antlers in the garage to dry out. I then went over to my work bench and got a Mopar box and gave it to Justin....a factory 6-disc CD player that I took out of my '05, when I traded it. That's how we say thanks, where I come from.
So, I've been pissed off that my 6.0 is SOL in my driveway, but as it turns out it would be the truck getting jacked up and not the Bimmer. I say this because buying the Bimmer was a huge financial mistake and it's probably totalled.....we have gap insurance, so everything is all good in the universe.
The important thing is that noone was hurt.......
Except the buck.
1971 Sovereign International - SOLD
2004 F-350 King Ranch
AIR # 8239