It turns out, what he thought was a deer carcass was actually a moose carcass. He was driving on the highway in the dark, came around a corner, and all of a sudden there was a dead animal in the middle of his lane. He didn't really have time to react and went right over it. Who knows if it was the angle, or the size of the moose, or what, but he really did just go over it. Yes, the moose ripped up the bottom of our car and it took a while to get everything fixed and the insurance figured out (oh the shock of the bill accidentally getting sent to us...), but by some twist of luck, our VW golf did not roll, did not skid, and just went right over the moose.
This weekend, I saw a headline in the newspaper that said "Two women seriously hurt after hitting moose near Magog." I didn't read the story because it felt too close to home. Then Jordan sent it to me with the message "could have been much worse for me" and I decided to read it. Pretty much exactly the same thing happened to these two women. Dark highway, dead moose, middle of the road. But unfortunately for these two women, the car rolled and the women were trapped inside.
So this Thanksgiving, I'm feeling sad for those women and their families (and very hopeful that they recover), but extra thankful that Jordan's incident resulted in no injuries.
Happy Thanksgiving! And if you're not Canadian - no reason not to be thankful anyway. If you want to - tell me something you're thankful for today.