Bruce (kor27) wrote,

Well, Shit

The appraiser just came by, looked at the car, measured a bunch of stuff I hadn't noticed, and declared it a total loss.

I don't have the numbers (should have asked), but the adjuster will be calling me before too long with that stuff.

Apparently the body work is pretty badly smashed up underneath the bumper.

I shouldn't be surprised. I bought the thing for $1,700 something like 4 years ago, now. I've occasionally wondered why the hell I had full collision coverage with a $1,000 deductible, since the deductible is pretty close to the value of the vehicle.

I likely can afford to get a newer vehicle, and probably should, since the repair frequency on this one has been gradually heading upwards. Things like my mechanic saying "the valve seats tend to fall out around 150,000 miles" kinda make me nervous.

The question then becomes that little dance of "How to afford a new vehicle before I'm paid for the old one." That normally involves this little thing called a "loan," which my present credit rating doesn't exactly make probable.

Which means I'm going to have to pull more out of the bank of Mom&Dad. Ugh. At least I can repay this one. Eventually. When both companies get their checks to me.

  • A Few

    I have just a few new songs, mostly requests that finally got made. The track count is now 23,973, and the unique song count is 17,595.

  • The Latest Dribble

    There's a show tonight, so I thought I'd list the recent additions, which includes a few requests that became available during the hiatus. The…

  • Some More

    Just a few new songs. Some requests, a couple that looked interesting. The track count is up to 23,952 and the unique song count is now 17,574.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.