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Monday, March 17, 2014

Here's another fine mess you've gotten us into!

Remember Laurel and Hardy?  Probably not, but that's what they used to say.

Got a call this morning at about seven from my sister in law.  My wife was on her way to work in her little beer can aluminum Dodge this morning and somebody crashed into her.  Her car is totaled, but she apparently emerged unscathed other than some bruising. She is at the hospital now. I am headed over that way to take care of the post crash business of getting the police report, getting the junk out of her car (it's in the crash lot at a local wrecker service) and generally doing what I can to clean up the mess. We have good insurance, but the car was a 2009 which means what we get from the insurance company will not be enough to replace it, and I will have to come out of pocket for the difference. We also have marginal health insurance now, thanks to Obama who is responsible for our HMO being cancelled, and that will mean big hospital bills.

Be back when I get back.

19 comments:

  1. oh Harry - please do an update once you have gotten to the hospital. oh my goodness, i hope that M is just bruised physically...but mentally she must be so shooken up. and i know that you are dead rearing mad. oh please do an update when you can. i will have a sick stomach until i hear back from you.

    all of my love, buddy. your friend,
    kymber

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  2. Cars can be replaced. People can't. Glad to hear your wife wasn't badly injured. Thoughts and prayers are with you both.

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  3. Oh no! I hope the other person's insurance takes care of the hospital bills for you. I'm glad your wife is ok, minus the bruising. How scary for her.

    I've been in a few wreaks, but they were all pretty small ones. One was when I was pregnant with Isaak. I was shaking I was so scared. That time the guy that hit me claimed to have had insurance, but he didn't. There was a lot of calling on that one.

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  4. Praying that all is well. Like Vicki said cars can be replaced. Keep us updated.

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  5. What Alissa said....and, sorry. Hope she isn't too sore.

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  6. Hoping the day ends better than it started for you and your Bride. Best wishes.

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  7. Ouch and I was complaining about my repair and replacement bills this year. Glad the wife was unhurt. Keep us informed!!!

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  8. Best wishes to your wife. Keep an eye out for delayed reaction.

    These dammed things happen at the worst moments - just very thankful the your wife escaped with bruising and shock. Hope the other guy was insured...

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  9. Hope all is well and she isn't to shaken

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  10. Driving today is a numbers game, sooner or later someone will tag you, despite how careful you are. I hope the wife will be fine.

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  11. Hoping all is as well as possible.

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  12. I'm glad she's ok but you know you can get her medical covered if you negotiate with the guy's insurance, at least I did in Missouri. I hope you can do the same. Maybe you can tell them you want the salvage and sell what remains off. It might help make the difference up. Used cars have skyrocketed in price around here so do your research.

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  13. Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    Hope your wife's doing better.

    Hope you wont have too many headache's to cover up with all the garbage associated with car wrecks is sorted out.

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    1. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      Things were really bad down here during Spring Break weekend. Seven people killed on Padre Island in car wrecks during a seven day period. Most all were drunk drivers or their victims. The mayhem happens every year and I know people who live on the island and they 'hunker down and hole up with supplies' for the entire week and don't leave the house.

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  14. Harry,

    Sorry to hear that, I am glad that your wife is ok apart from being shaken up, you have our best wishes & prayers mate.

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  15. Thanks, everybody. I think we have cleaned it up pretty well. My wife is taking a few days off and then going back to work. Our insurance covered a rental car until we get this straightened out. The only thing we did wrong was not get the plate off the car before it was towed to a scrap yard in that town with all the Mexicans. Now I have to drive way over there and get the plates, since you have to turn them in to the DMV if the car is wrecked. Better practice my Spanish; Hola, amigo, donde esta las platas de identificacion de mis autocaro!

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  16. Sorry to hear about the crash. So glad your wife wasn't badly injured but she will have been shaken up even so. Hope you get a satisfactory result with the car and don't end up losing out too much.

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