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January 2019
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Bruce [userpic]
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.

Current Location: The Duplex
Mood: annoyedannoyed
(no subject) - (Anonymous)

Ummm, yeah.

Granted, like most of what I have to say, it's hidden in the fine print...

(no subject) - (Anonymous)

Heh - I've been getting quite a bit of shit for letting Timmie's boy at my rear...

It's just another thing. Of course, I've got quite a few of them at this point. I still haven't finished my taxes, and they're nearly a month late at this point.

Who knows? I may even work on those for a bit today.

Gotta say, the Craigslist car ads aren't reassuring...

(no subject) - (Anonymous)

I've been meaning to send you this link for some time. Mostly for the extended discussion in the comments.

Not that I wouldn't simply highly recommend her journal.

Dunno if it's useful or just depressing, but, y'know, on the off chance...

I'm sorry I missed your b day. Happy 50! Even though you don't even look close to it. ;)

I'm sorry to hear about your wreck. Hope every thing turns out ok. I'll be thinkin' of ya L)


And many hugs back!