alpaca princess (renniekins) wrote,
alpaca princess

Thank you

You guys are wonderful. Seriously. Thanks for all the comments and phone calls and sympathy and hugs and offers of assistance and everything. I may not have a car (heck, I don't even have a bike!), but I have some wonderful friends. Also, as you all have been so kind to remind me: I am alive and unhurt, and I should be grateful for that. I am really a very lucky girl. I love you all.

I am okay. I have some achiness in my neck and shoulders, and my left shoulder and wrist in particular feel strained and sore, but everything is functioning fine. The ring I was wearing on my left middle finger was actually broken from the impact, but even that finger only has a bruise on it! The police and the body shop guy are all amazed that I have so little damage to my person actually, given how my car looks.

I just spoke to the body shop guy, and he's been looking over my car, trying to figure out how much it will cost to repair. Once he comes up with that estimate, it will be the insurance company's decision whether to pronounce it "totaled" or whether to okay the repairs. He says his current estimate is that it will cost about 86% of the vehicle's price, and he is still looking up prices on some of the parts. (Because the poor car was so new, his computer didn't even have info for everything.)

If they end up fixing it, he estimates it'll take about a month and a half to do, since there's so much damage. A month and a half! Although I guess if they total it and I get a new one it won't take as long, but they probably won't decide until tomorrow or even monday. I need to figure out what to do about transportation...I can't bum rides off people for that long.

Among other things, the front bumper fell off on impact. It was lying on the shoulder of the road all day yesterday, and in fact several of my friends and coworkers said they saw it. Late last night (when traffic was light) my sister and I went and rescued it. I didn't like its being there all forlorn and stared at by strangers. Now it is sitting on the grass by my house. It doesn't look so bad, except for the fact that there isn't a car attached to it.
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