Archie was cursing himself for being so stupid as to allow Tam to sell him that useless appliance, he should have known better. Lexie had been particularly quiet lately and fairly miserable, he had thought the dishwasher may have cheered her up.
It was a dreadful afternoon, the skies were black with unshed rain, every now and then distant thunder could be heard echoing around the mountains. Suddenly the heavens opened and it started to pour with rain. Paul was still moaning at him, Archie tried hard to concentrate on the road. Eventually Archie turned to Paul and shouted, taking his eyes off the road for a second or two... he didn't see the deer in the middle of the road ... He served fiercely to avoid it, the Land Rover came off the road and landed with a crunch in the steep ditch.