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Feb 21, 2019 09:30AM
So nice, we have some sun out and I do hope it lasts. Not sure of temps. today either. I think my usual source of how I get weather seems off, or maybe it is me. I/we did not have the best of days yesterday. It was icy in the a.m. but rain melted it all. So, out to feed the feral cats. We then went in the drizzle to Salem ( about 20 miles to the north of us ) to my Vet so we could get Bill his medicine. On the way back, because a car had been coming up closer than I thought should, I put on my turn signal a mite sooner that I normally do.
Lots of shock as I began my turn onto our road. Bam !!! No sound of brakes or anything just the noise and jolt. Finished my turn and pulled over. Very apologetic young man. We called the police ( no one hurt but needed an accident report ) and it was fairly clear what happened. Onward home with a fair size just up from my back bumper. Tail light damaged, tail pipe pushed further under the car than it should be and assorted scratches on my car, along with other issues which will need repair but I have descriptive limits for it. $2,100.00 and change -- if they don't have to put on a new muffler/tail pipe assembly. I told the guy to straightened if he could as a new one is $1,100.00 just on its own. Wow !!! I knew parts are costly, but it is sort of out of sight here.
Thought we were all set but I noticed that the police had not listed the other guy's insurance company though they put mine down. So when I called my company lo and behold I find they are not showing the other guy to have insurance at this time. The man during his apology assured us his Ins. would take care of everything so we just assumed he actually had Ins.
The police report turned out to have incorrect information on it so we went to the dealership where we bought the car ( though it seemed impossible ) to see if the "car owner" portion of our part of the report had been totally taken care of when we bought the car. They assured us it had and in checking the vin number found that it went to a Ford Focus or something. I have a Chevy Equinox.
So, once we knew it was clear from the dealer side we had to go to the police dept. and have them re-do our side of the report to reflect WE actually owned the car. So, it was a gray day full of frustrations, missed meals and medications and what seemed like endless phone calls. Today will be much, much better.
Still, I have guarded my car as much as possible and hate that it has a big gaping hole in the back. Of course it will get fixed, but till then I won't be doing all that I might do. I'll just try not to 'look' too often. Grrr. My Insurance company will be going after the guy to get reimbursement for the repairs and car rental for me ( when my car which is quite drivable ) for the three days it will take to have it repaired.
So that was yesterday but today is fresh and new and it will be a good day.
Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross
9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-