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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Time marches on

omg where did the week go??  I can't believe how long it's been since my last post; I have some good stuff to tell you about but today is one of those whiny posts! 

Started off with my neighbor from two doors down knocking on my door around 9:30 Tuesday morning saying "Well, the good news is - good morning!"  I'm thinking uh-oh... do I want to hear this??  I had just had a mini-dream just before waking that a tree had fallen and crushed part of my roof, which in my dream was about 60 feet away.  Then he says "the bad news is - somebody knocked the mirror off your car!" 

omg I couldn't believe it!  Whoever the heck did this KNEW he did, how can you not know?  So, sometime between 1:30 Monday afternoon when I parked the car and 9:00 Tuesday morning, somebody did it!  There was also damage to my front quarter panel, and a scratch just behind the door.  Looks like they hit the mirror, backed up to straighten out the truck, and went on his way.

I made a police report (hit and run against a vehicle) and called my insurance company; they were great to work with, had me set up for a repair appointment for Wednesday morning at a place 1-1/2 miles away.

These folks were great to work with too.  I didn't have my mirror turned in when it was hit, but the damage inspector said that even if I did, the damage would still have happened.  My mirror is designed to fold either way if bumped... whoever did their thing just mashed it all the way till it broke.  My insurance company (GEICO) had arranged for a rental car and they had it waiting for me...

They gave me this 2012 VW Jetta - if you were watching Oprah's last season, this is the car she gave to each person in her studio audience on one of last her "favorite things" shows.  I'm not impressed though... it's just a car.  I wanted MY car!

They had to remove and repair the front quarter panel, remove the headlight, remove the door handles inside the car, repair the paint on the back door... to the tune of $753.87, $250 of which was on me.  There goes my Kindle Fire...

So here it is, two days later as promised, good as new...

AND they washed it ... AND they detailed the INSIDE!  I go to a drive-thru car wash, and my car hasn't been completely washed on the inside since I bought it in December 2010.  Notice I have the mirror turned in - lesson learned!

The house next door?  Final-final finishing touches now, yaaaay!!  I saw this and had to take a picture, it tickled me!
shoes lined up on the porch!  When I saw them there were four pair all in a row... by the time I grabbed my camera two people had re-shoed themselves.  I guess I have a warped sense of humor but I thought it was funny - probably didn't want to get paint on those new floors. 

They painted the brick front earlier in the week, and yesterday they repaired the porch railing...
I took this picture from inside my storm door... it was windy and the sparks were a-flying.  There's supposed to be an open house tomorrow, but they let me go inside and nose around on Wednesday.  I have to admit it looks great from the outside...
I was sure they'd replace those steps though... they're really worn, some old patched work shows through on the short horizontal part.  And surely they'll put a storm door on there??

Well, that's enough for now, I'm off to a yard sale.  Have a great Saturday everybody!

Sew forth and sew on


  1. Oh, your poor car...it's like one of its' ears are lopped off...it was quick work getting it fixed, tho'.

    Have fun at the yard sale....

  2. Doesn't everyone leave their shoes on the door step? Oh Yeah, this is Japan.


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