12/10/09

Who's in charge around here?


Dear people who work at the Cruel Twist of Fate Company,


Don’t you people know it’s CHRISTMAS in three weeks? Didn’t you get the memo that Tightwad wasn’t working for ELEVEN months last year, and that he was laid off again YESTERDAY???


Yeah. So when you swirled your finger and caused that eight point BUCK to jump out in front of his truck on the way HOME from hunting camp, it just couldn’t have happened at a better time. Really. (When I told him “I hope you bag a buck” I didn’t MEAN with his TRUCK.)


So, I hope the kids ALL enjoy the new $1800 front end that we need to purchase for said vehicle. It’s about the only gift we’ll be able to afford. We’ll try to make sure they all get a chance to unwrap it, although I have a feeling it won’t fit under the tree.


(Can anyone craft a turkey out of bright orange mac and cheese and Ramen Noodles? Let me know…)


Ho. Ho. Ho.



(I am hiding over here today, as well. )

67 comments:

Suzy said...

Tightwad should have gone out to bag some BuckS.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Honey, Here's to a Jollier New Year!

Frau said...

Sucks! I'm sorry I hope the buck was the only one hurt!

Execumama said...

Now THAT'S a Christmas story!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Oh God! Is there anything I can do to help??

Secretia said...

He may have banged up the truck, but he didn't bang 12 of your girlfriends. (tiger style)

Thay's a good thing!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Oh well dear me ... that's a horrible situation ... anything any of us can do for you?

Vodka Logic said...

oh no.. did you at least get to keep the meat... or is that gross.
xx

only a movie said...

Oh no. xoxo

Vodka Mom said...

I told Tightwad that a guardian angel was SURELY looking out for them. It happened on a busy INTERSTATE. They were LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY.

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

Oh yikes! I'm glad he wasn't hurt, but man, talk about a cruel twist of fate. I sure hope the new year will bring some better luck your way!

Mrs. K said...

Uhm hello? Insurance? it's not counted as collision- it's comprehensive because you collided with an animal (I worked in insurance for 15 years)- unless you have an 1800 deductible, your only out of pocket should be whatever your deductible is...AND using this coverage doesn't go against your policy as long as you dont make buckoo (ha!) claims

Vodka Mom said...

Hmmmmmmmm, I'm thinking I need to take Tightwad behind the shed and have a little CHAT WITH HIM!!!

Irish Gumbo said...

Don't know as I could do it out of mac & cheese and ramen...Spam, maybe.

Glad no one was hurt, VM. Whew

mo.stoneskin said...

Sorry to hear this, but I'm so glad all are ok.

WeaselMomma said...

I'm so sorry about the truck and the layoff. I hope he threw the deer into the back of the truck for a years worth of dinner.

The Peach Tart said...

I'm just praying that 2010 will be a better year for you and your family.

Not The Rockefellers said...

Let me just say it for you..because I am fluent..fuck, fuck, fuckity, fuck, fuck you buck!!!!

Unreal...

Peace ~ Rene

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

I am so sorry...here's hoping 2010 is better!

The Good Cook said...

Oh ouch! Glad no one was hurt (except the truck and buck)...

Jeff D'Antonio said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the truck and the job.

What kind of a company does layoffs TWO WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS??? If things are so bad that they couldn't wait until January, and they didn't see it coming MONTHS ago, then that is one BADLY managed company. Or heartless. Pick one.

Sheesh. Can I help? Seriously. Email me.

Scope said...

Are you at least going to be able to serve VENISON for Christmas, or did the deer do a "get hit and run"?

And there is an episode of M*A*S*H where they make a "Spam lamb" so you could go that route.

Gaston Studio said...

Hey, at least you'll have venison in the freezer for months to come!

Gaston Studio said...

Assume no one, other than Bambi, was hurt??

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Oh no!! Poor tightwad's truck!

Did you at least get to keep the deer meat? That could make for a festive Christmas meal... ;)

And what Mrs. K said... :)

Cowguy said...

Deer Jerky!!!!!!!!!


Just trying to see the bright side of things for you.

It's my job.

plainolebob said...

VM,
MAN, I would mount that trophy haead on the front of that "BRAND NEW" front end, hell people here would go "Whoo-wee" whut a purty truck you got ther Bubba."
To make a turkey diner with mac-n-cheese, yep but it is a secret family recipe, locked up out ther in one them trailers, out back, see if I van find it fer ya.
BIG HUGS

FRANNIE said...

Ugh! I know just how you feel. We cancelled our vacation last year so that we could put a $2700 transmission in the minivan.

Yeah, that was a fun conversation. Sorry everyone, no sun and beach this year, we're going to take turns riding around the block with heat up really high.

Aunt Becky said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry. I'm so, so, sorry.

Jan said...

Egads, woman - do you just have liability insurance on the truck, or a really big deductible?

I'm so sorry, hon. But I'm glad Tightwad and Golden Boy are okay.

Brian Miller said...

yikes. did he at least throw it in the back so you did not have to worry about buying christmas dinner?

so sorry, that sucks...we have suicidal deer all over the place here..

Michele said...

As probably the only vegetarian in the group I can make mac & cheese look like turkey but my nutloaf is easier to shape into a turkey visage.

Animals don't count on your deductible because it is totally unavoidable. Trust I know. I've hit one or two before (What? they jump out at the last minute. I can't help it if they like to commit hari-kari on my vehicles).

Kyddryn said...

Oh, Mizz Vodkamom, I'm so sorry...

I wish I knew some words of encouragement, something inspiring or comforting...but my mantra these days is "I'll muddle through somehow.", often muttered or mumbled while stumbling bleary-eyed through another day. I do hope that Tightwad finds employment again soon.

Meanwhile, there's a turkey in my freezer you can have...can they be Fed-Exed?

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (who is in no way a gazillionaire, but she has aspirations...)

Snappy Di said...

What a shame. Hunting can be an expensive sport I hear.

Sorry about the truck.. that really sucks.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Well, yes. The blessing is that Tightie is OK. But I hear you onthe unneeded expense.

Joanie M said...

If it was legal in Oregon to send Vodka through the mail, I'd send you a case of it!

Deb said...

-->UGH.......so sorry.

SkylersDad said...

So sorry about the truck and the layoff, shit! It just keeps piling up, eh?

MSL said...

I hope the 8 pointer ended up in the back of the truck after that.

Under the Influence said...

Didn't that buck have insurance? :)

mepsipax said...

Oh wow that sucks. Hope you at least saved the meat. Shape it into a turkey.

3 Men and a Lady said...

Ugh, don't even get me started on insurance companies. I hope you find a way to get them to pay for it.

At least they are ok, but I know it sucks. Just when you think you are getting ahead and something like this happens to f*ck it all up.

Sandee said...

He got laid off again. Geez! Sorry about the truck. I know you don't need this kind of aggravation. :(

Michele R said...

Oh no, when it rains it pours. Glad that everyone is OK. Now about that Ford--what year is it? Ours combusted due to the recall of the device under the cruise control. See my post in May 2009.

Desert Songbird said...

Laid off? Again?! *heavy sigh* I know your pain so well.

I have no words of wisdom, comfort, or insight. I can offer only empathy.

Plug along, my friend. Plug along.

just making my way said...

There should just be no f*ckery during this time of year, dammit! And yet, there is. I'm sorry about Tightwad's truck - and the stress it will add.

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...

Linda said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear this. I have been through both and it sucks. A huge deer ran straight into the side of my van once- I never saw it and I thought my car had just exploded. Our insurance did cover everything but the deductible, luckily.

We've also been the laid off for months, back to work, then laid off again route. My husband finally left that high-paying(union) merry go round and took a job at literally half of what he had been earning. That's a shock to the paycheck. And yes, he was laid off once two weeks before Christmas. End of year bookkeeping strategies stink.

I got a little carried away, what I meant to do was empathise and wish you some much better luck in the future. One of those years you can't wait to see end, eh?

Steven Anthony said...

well thats enough to make ya say bah humbug....Im sorry that this happened to you at all, but even more at the holidays.....

sending good thoughts your way

Sprite's Keeper said...

Seriously? Can you hear my screams all the way from Florida?!?!?!
Vodka, I am so sorry this keeps shitting on you!
I am praying for a new job for TW and a new front end for the car.
I'm even putting it in front of my world peace request. (That never comes through anyway.)
xoxo

phd in yogurtry said...

We've got some laid offish situations going on in my house house too, so I can relate. Would NOT want to add front end repair to my shopping list. Argh!

Just so Santa remembers to put a fat bottle of clear liquid in your stocking, all will be merry.

Rick Daley said...

Fuck that buck.

Meeko Fabulous said...

Did the buck live? If not . . . You got a supply of meat. :) Poor truck. Hope everything works out. Insurance won't cover it? Rat bastards.

Jen said...

Ok I hope the insurance lady is right and you don't have to pay for all of that out of pocket :( Merry Christmas?

Polergirl said...

Oh dear . . .

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

For a second, I thought you'd posted a picture of Tiger Woods' Escalade there... you know, post-Elin...

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

OTIN said...

Oh that really sucks! I don't know about mac cheese, but I do wonders with peanut butter!

Sara said...

Somehow, your car/water heater/washer and dryer always knows when you're strapped for cash.

They accommodate you by breaking down in rapid succession and always in the most expensive way possible.

I, for one, think turkey ramen sounds amazing, but I am a student and we have a sick affinity for that kind of thing.

for a different kind of girl said...

Oh, hun! So, so sorry!

Fragrant Liar said...

HOLY CRAP!

Step away from the mac and cheese. It's the holidays, after all.

Counselormama said...

NO WAY! This is totally something that would happen to us, jeez, what are the chances?

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry...hitting a huge animal like that would be terrifying (on top of the financial nightmare).

Dawn said...

I'm sorry that happened-we hit a deer before and it sucks! Who'd think it could do so much damage.

D said...

I bagged my first (and only) buck with a 98 Dodge Ram going 70. I keep saying if they find a way to slow the bullet down, put lights and a horn on it the deer will actually jump in FRONT of it. Still don't get why someone would rather sit on a folding chair for 10 hours in a tree freezing their balls off. Proof that if women made hunting equipment, more deer would be harvested.

Cora said...

It wasn't Rudolph, was it?!

Sue said...

Why get the grill fixed when you could just throw a nice wreath on the front of the truck and celebrate the season?
Hope Tightwad wasn't hurt and bummer about the job loss.

anymommy said...

Ugh. Girl, I am so sorry. Can you cook that damn deer for Christmas dinner?

Molly said...

well that stinks... but hey, ya got lucky compared to my deal...

I hit a tiny little doe in my tiny little jeep liberty... $6500. sweet. mine was right before christmas too.. i had a wreath on the front of my car! it got ripped in half :(