Yesterday I killed a deer on the way to work. This was very similar to the recent turkey scenario: it came out of NOWHERE and ran right into my car. This is the second deer I have hit this spring. It seems like this almost always happens when I am stressed, and all deaths seem to inevitably occur within three miles of my house.
My amazing husband recently combined our car insurance policies, and apparently our policy covers the cost of a rental car until the bodywork on my car is finished. So now, oddly, I am renting a Prius for free, for at least the next week or so. I had never been in a Prius (or any hybrid) before, and it's an interesting experience. I like the great gas mileage, but I miss the turbo engine in my car. However, it's probably not a bad idea to drive for a while without turbo and spare the surrounding wildlife.
Meanwhile, hopefully the cost of fixing my car will not be incredibly, incredibly scary. I received a letter of acceptance from a post-bac premed program in upstate NY. This was accompanied by the "please mail us your deposit within six days if you would like to attend our program" form. I can't believe they only gave me six days to decide if I want to go or not. As much as I would love the brevity, camaraderie, and advising and networking opportunities in this particular post-bac program, I have no idea how I would afford it.
All the other financial aid offers have come in, and I am more confused than ever.