Friday, October 12, 2007

Car Trouble


For those of you who haven't heard by now, Sean got into a car accident almost two weeks ago on his way home from work and rolled the car. He was exiting the interstate and coming around a curve in the road, and it had just rained so the roads were slick. He skidded out and the car rolled into a ditch. He said he was upside-down briefly, but the car came to rest on it's passenger side. Praise God that Sean was OK - he didn't have a bump or bruise on him. The car, however, was another story.

It was a Saturday, so the tow truck took our car to the tow yard for the weekend, and then to the collision center on Monday. The collision center didn't look at the car until Thursday, at which point they gave us a rough estimate of how much it would be to fix. However, the insurance adjuster didn't come out to look at the car until the following Tuesday, and we didn't hear back from him until Wednesday, at which point he told us that the car was totalled. Sean wasn't sure if there was much structural damage to the car or if it was mostly cosmetic, in which case he said we may just buy the car back from the insurance company and have it fixed up enough to be road-worthy. So he called the insurance adjuster back yesterday to discuss that option.

Today Sean told me that he's decided that we should just get another car - a decision which I'm happy with, because now we can get a four-door, which will be much easier with the baby! We don't have the money to make any payments on a new car, so we'll have to find a used one that's close to the amount we'll be getting from the insurance company. Of course now we have to mail them the title for the car, at which point they will mail us the check, so it will probably be at least late next week before we have a car again.

In the meantime, Sean's been taking the bus to work, which has not been pleasant for him. He leaves the house at about 5:30 in the morning and gets home between 5:00 and 5:30 in the evening. I've been stuck at home as usual while Sean's at work, but I also haven't been able to go over to my parent's place for dinner on Wednesday nights like usual, which has left me missing them. Thankfully I met a couple of moms online who have come over to my place for lunch this week, so I haven't been completely isolated.

Anyway, I hope we get some wheels pretty soon - you don't really realize how much you need something until it's gone, do you?

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