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My truck has been in the shop for the last 3 weeks to have rusty rocker panel's fixed at a cost to me of $2,000 flat. During this time I have been riding speedy to work at my new white collar job (rain or shine) forcing me to wear oversuits and such. I was ecstatic when I picked my cage up on Friday night because I LOVE my t ruck. Saturday it sat home the entire day as family activities are attended in my wife's company car (in which gas is provided). Sunday morning I awoke late and was not able to make it to church with the wife and kiddies on time. So I took the truck a short time later. After church I grabbed my 1 1/2 year old daughter, threw her in her car seat in the center of the rear bench seat, and shot out of the parking lot down a country road toward home. The reason this is a Speedy thread is because I was in a hurry to get home because I was supposed to meet a couple of buddies half an hour later to go riding for the day. About 5 minutes after leaving the church parking lot, and at a speed of about 65 mph I was greeted personally by a couple of deer. One of which decided to get up close and personal by jumping through my windshield and obliterating my passenger seat. He never touched the front of the truck... he just came directly throught the windshield (as a lady coming from the other direction told me. She'd seen the whole thing and had dialed 911 calling for an ambulance because she'd assumed that somebody must have been killed). His broke-back ass then shot right back out my windshield before I'd even come to a full stop. His buddy slammed into my driver's side front quarter panel and somehow managed to majorly dent every panel on that side of the truck. The good news is that, except for the mild case of shock, my daughter came out of the ordeal unscathed. I've got a number of small glass cuts and a slightly bruised shoulder but am more disturbed at having paid all of that money for body work on my truck. My wife and other 2 daughters happened upon the scene and completely freaked out when she saw all of the blood everywhere. What a day. But I did still get my ride in. And my wife was so happy that the baby and I were okay that she didn't give me any shit about the Hooters charge that showed up on my debit log tonight.