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Stressful day

Oct 26, 2017 11:11 AM

I just needed to rant a little. Yesterday my car was rear ended. Luckily the damage wasn't bad but it lead to a very stressful painful day. The lady who hit me didn't want to go through insurance because she has a deductible. Since the damage wasn't that bad I agreed and took all of her info and insurance down just in case. I went to 4 different shops to get estimates because she was complaining that it costs too much. She damaged my skid plate fairly bad and the bumper has a few scratches on it. I didn't care about the bumper because it's barely noticeable. So I was being nice and just asking her to pay for the skid plate. I got and estimate for $260 but since it's just an estimate it could be more if they find something or take longer than expected when fixing it. She said I could either take the $260 and call it even(aka she won't pay more if it costs more) or I can go to her shop. I had already been to 4 shops, missed work, and spent hours driving around in 102 degree weather. At that point I just said I feel a lot more comfortable going through insurance. She kept trying to bargain with me. But I already called the insurance so luckily it should all be over with soon. This was my first accident and I wasn't sure what to do. But now I know to always go through insurance because it's just too much of a hassle otherwise. The worst part of all this is my birthday is today, and I'm in a flare today because of everything that happened yesterday

Oct 26, 2017 1:01 PM

I'm so sorry this happened. Glad you weren't hurt. Happy Birthday! I hope somehow you get to celebrate some. Take care.

Oct 26, 2017 2:35 PM

Thank you. I was going to go on a super short hike today if I felt up to it. I spent all week trying to be really good. Resting a lot, eating right etc. to be in good shape for a hike. I ended up taking my dog to the dog park instead which was nice because I still got to be in nature and watch my baby play with all the other dogs. I'm about to go to lunch with my 2 best friends and then having a movie marathon the rest of the day. Even though it wasn't the day I planned it's still been a good day so far.

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