Accident Update!

@webeishere (36353)
United States
November 26, 2008 5:53pm CST
Well first off let me wish you all a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING to those in the States. There's good news about my car accident. The estimate for repair is at $7,500. The body shop and I have talked with my insurance agent and the car will be repaired as it is so new and their is no structural damage. Plus I get to keep my ugly red small foerign rental car until December 5th which is a lot longer than exp[cted. So everyone has a great day Thursday and drive safely to those driving to family or friends houses for Thanksgiving Dinner etc. Deive safe and shop safe as well on Black Friday. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
27 Nov 08
That is great news to hear. I know you wanted to keep your car and I don't blame you, glad they didn't total it. Thank you so much for the wish for a happy Thanksgiving. Our plans have changed slightly, instead of my daughter and grandson fighting all that traffic tonight they are leaving out early in the morning. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your family.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Now I hope it doesn't look like it is moving sideways once it's repaired. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Before you accept it after it is worked on or before you sign anything have someone drive behind you or you drive behind it and check it out.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I don't know if that will happen. The frame was not damaged at all. Just the support frame for the fenders and radiator. That won't affect the sideway looking car syndrome. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I know you love your car. So I'm happy for you that you'll be able to get it repaired. And also happy that you will have your rental for awhile. Hopefully, the repair shop will get your automobile fixed the first of the week. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Bob. We are spending ours here at home and our kids are coming to eat. I have lots of my food already cooked. About to finish it.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
That car is like a child to be. I've raised it since childhood. It had 30 miles on it when I got it home from the dealership. I am going to my daughters and my wife is spending the night there as they're going out for Black Friday. I'll stay safe at home. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I like this: "I've raised it since childhood". I know one does get to feeling like that when you keep something for so long, especially when it's been a good car. My husband had a 57 Chevrolet - 2 door hardtop, when we started dating. He got rid of it after our first born was around 3 or so, and, to me, it was like losing part of the family. He thought I was crazy when I said that. He doesn't get attached to things like I do.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
27 Nov 08
That is good news then about your car and December 5th is not that far away a week Friday so it will soon go! I really have to ask you what is Black Friday?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Blac Friday is the name they gave to the Shopping day after Thanksgiving day here in the States. Most stores open at like 4 or 5 am for HUGE discounts on things. It's a mad house with people in line for hours waiting on special deals. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@gemini_rose (16193)
27 Nov 08
Right, thanx for telling me I had visions of it being something really horrible!
• India
27 Nov 08
I am glad you car will be ok soon. And do have fun with your "ugly red small foreign rental car." Wish you a very happy Thanksgiving too. Have fun! Cheers and happy mylotting :)
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
That ugly, red, small, foriegn beast is growing on me now after driving it a few miles. Thanks also for your time tonight here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
27 Nov 08
My sentiments exactly positiveminded about the ugly red small foreign car Grandpa Bob has. I am sure that he will find it much better to drive it than to having to walk or perhaps worse still catch a bus/train. Grandpa Bob, good to hear that this rental car is starting to grow on you but do not become too attached to it. Keep reminding yourself that you will have to return it in a just over a week's time and those days will pass very quickly I am sure. You will be "chafing at the bit" to get back into your own car back again and maybe the first time you drive your own car it will feel a little strange after having driven a small car for a week or so. Keep us updated on the progress of repairs and have a wonderful Thanksgiving, in the full knowledge that very soon you will be driving your own car again.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Hello Grandpa Bob! That's good that it's not totally damaged. So will the insurance pay for it all or are they going to recommend a new car? I want to wish you and your family HAPPY THANKSGIVING, too. Is it cold in MN? I think it is, because it's cold in OH. Hehehe. Did they give you an estimate as to when you will get this car back? Pablo
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
27 Nov 08
OOOPS! Grrr, my lot being so slow it posted this entry twice, I'm sorry about that!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Yeah I saw the 2 emails about this response. I am having problems as well with slowness. I just started a discussion about it also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Hello Grandpa Bob! That's good that it's not totally damaged. So will the insurance pay for it all or are they going to recommend a new car? I want to wish you and your family HAPPY THANKSGIVING, too. Is it cold in MN? I think it is, because it's cold in OH. Hehehe. Did they give you an estimate as to when you will get this car back? Pablo
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Well now it seems fast again. Grrr! It is normal temp wise here. A week or so to repair it. So hopefully by the 5th when I have to return the rental car. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
27 Nov 08
That's good that they will get it done in 1 week! , so why don't you like the rental car? Happy turkey day.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
27 Nov 08
Eeyore plush animal - Eeyore plush animal i got a while back from my girlfriend is the first Disney plush that i ever received.
Hi there Grandpa Bob and Happy Thanksgiving as i think they will be happier now that you know the insurance company will pay for the damage. I am glad that all this mess got sorted out for you.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
27 Nov 08
Yeah, i see the internet glitch made the picture i was posting end up here as well. Sorry about that Grandpa Bob, it seems mylot is working hard right now connected to my internet as all the rest of my sites are working fine.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Yeah I was having problems as well. I started a discussion about it also a little while ago. Thanks also for your time here and the photo as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
27 Nov 08
well I am glad it is all working out for you that is really wonderful.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thanks. So when do you go to the hospital for those tests? HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
27 Nov 08
I go for the colonoscopy on dec 19th the tube down the throat in Jan blood tests and lactose intolerance tests in january and back to see my diabetes doctor and he gastro specialist in January
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
27 Nov 08
HAPPY TURKEY DAY Grandpa Bob!!! Drive safely tomorrow if you are traveling. Thta's great news about your car.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I found myself driving very defensively tonight when going to get my wife from work. Staying FAR behind other cars and driving a lot slower even on the highways. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@camomom (7536)
• United States
28 Nov 08
That tends to happen after accidents. I drive a lot safer since my car was totalled.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
27 Nov 08
I am so happy to hear this Grandpa Bob I know you do not like the car you have now lol but you have to agree it is better then being without Hopefully your Car is back on the road soon Have a Happy Thanksgiving there
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
It is sarting to grow on me now though. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Hey Grandpa Bob! I'm so glad that you get to keep that beautiful car and they will make it look as good as new! And you get to keep your Onstar! Well that is just wonderful news for you! I am kind of surprised that they didn't total it since it was so close to book value, but I guess that is great that you can keep it since it is so new! Well I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! You didn't say if you were going to Minnies or if you were having the dinner at your house!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Yesthe OnStar would have been mmissed greatly. I talked at length with my insurance agent ans she was leaning towards totaling it. But they decided to pay nearly $8,000 to repair it rather than pay me $11,000 to total it. Going to Minnies and my wife is staying the night so they can do some Black FGriday shopping. I am going home to dad after the meal etc. He is too lazy to walk to the car etc. Besides she doesn't have a lazy boy or rocking chair for him to sit in and anything else and he gets very uncomfortable. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Happy Thanksgiving to you.... I am so glad everything is working out for you with your car..
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thanks bunches. I can't ait to get behind the wheel of it feeling the car I love instead of this red, small, ugly, foriegn beast. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@riyasam (16578)
• India
27 Nov 08
thats great news.wish you all the best.as for thanksgiving,we do not celebrate it on a grand scale but we do have a special church service and family dinner afterwards. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU TOO.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thank you. No church for me just a huge meal with the family is all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
• United States
27 Nov 08
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you too!!! I am very glad to hear that the car is fixable. Especially since you like the car so much. I was wondering how it was turning out. Thanks for the update!!!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thanks bunches. Have a safe and fun filled Holiday. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I am glad to be hearing from you again, I guess that it worked deleting and then requesting you again.. If this is the first discussion that you have started then I would imagine that it is working, because this is the first notification that I have received.. Sounds like good news for you with the insurance company.. That is great, a lot of insurance companies make you work for your claims.. Hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving also.. Mine will be good once I get the bird and the pig cooked.. Then all will be well in the Lawson household.. Great to hear from you again and have a fun and safe Thanksgiving, don't eat too much.. Donna
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I skipped dinner and will skip breakfast to feast. I've had the same Ins Co. for over 20 years and the same agent. So it is a good friendship basically with them/her. No problems ever with this Co. It's American Family Insurance if you're curious. Thanks and enjoy your Holiday as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I am glad to see that you are okay and that your car is going to be able to be fixed. I wish you a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving also. Take care.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thank you very much. Take care and enjoy your Holiday as well. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Glad to here that you are able to get your car repaired. How are you doing with the red car? Having fun driving it. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, and if you are out on the roads be carefull. I will not be going out to do any shopping on black Friday I will stay at home where its safe..
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I've only put 10 miles on it is all. Went to the store and then to a gas station and also a car wash. That's it. Tonight I pick my wife up from work so that will cover about 40 miles totaled. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thank you, You Have a Happy Thanksgiving also. And Drive safe if you are traveling any where tomorrow. I am happy to see things are okay with you and the accident. Prayfully things will get back to normal again.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Yeah I wouldn't want to wreck this beautiful large red foreing thing now would I? HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
27 Nov 08
Glad to hear that your car will come through! I wasn't so lucky. Wish I still had my car. It was really a good car. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Bummer. I miss my Buick. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I knew it would work our for you Grandpa bob, that is fantastic news.. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thanks so very much. I miss my big Buick. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~