Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What a waste!

When did the definition of "totalled" change from "not fixable or not safely restoreable" to "the cost of repair exceeds the value of the car." That is so wrong and environmentally short sighted (and many other reasons), especially if the owner still wants the car. The cost of repair only exceeded its value by a couple hundred dollars and there isn't anything that isn't repairable. The interior, the engine, the front half of the car is still pristine. Tires, battery and brakes are less than a year on the car, only 70000 miles. Insurance will not budge. We're in mourning.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another of life's bumps

Got rear ended on the freeway. I had a safe, controlled brake because of a wild 4-car crash and spinout unfolding in front of me and the 19-year old behind me wasn't paying attention. Why? Her first words to me (when she finally got off her cell phone) she thought she caused that crash. Someone else had already come around to ask if anyone was injured.