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Cardis = Repairable!

Geri 2014
I received two email messages from Amanda at Westboro Toyota Tuesday afternoon:

2:31pm, fewer than 15 minutes after I'd sent email asking if there was any news yet: "I am on the phone with the body shop. The appraiser is running late today but should be out between 3-4pm. The owner of the body shop looked at it and thinks it is repairable but that is up to the appraiser at this point. They are telling me it is right on that thin line that it really could go either way. I will hopefully have an answer for you before I leave the office today."

3:17pm: "Just got the call!!!!! The insurance company said that your vehicle is able to be repaired!! They are going to begin working on it today. As soon as I have any new information on it I will be in touch right away!!

"Talk soon!"


I'm very glad I'll be getting the Cardis back, especially since it won't look like this when I do:

Cardis Ouch_back_LJ
Cardis Ouch_side_LJ

I remain exceptionally pleased with Westboro Toyota. Amanda also dropped me a note last Friday, even though I knew not to expect an answer one way or the other until this week. Much as I was mentally and emotionally prepared to like whichever answer I got (repairable or totaled), starting yesterday I found myself hoping that I wouldn't be buying a new car this week, that the Cardis and I would have the opportunity for a few more grand adventures together. And so we shall!

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coffeeem
May. 7th, 2014 03:09 am (UTC)
Hurrah!

(And heavens, how that impact managed to not break the taillight lens is more than I can figure out. Poor Cardis!)
gerisullivan
May. 7th, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)
Actually, there's a tiny little crack in that taillight lens. When I told the insurance estimator who came out to Toad Woods that the car had passed the Massachusetts annual inspection the day before, he responded, "It's a good thing you had it done then, 'cause it wouldn't pass today with this broken taillight."

The light still worked fine, and the crack was so tiny I probably wouldn't have seen it if he hadn't said anything about it.

I'll be very glad to get the Cardis back without the wings. (That plastic bumper was flapping like crazy for the week-plus I was still driving it. And the other side was pushed out enough that it was flapping, too.)

P.S. Susan pulled into Toad Woods Tuesday aftenroon. It's so good to have her here!
brithistorian
May. 7th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
Awesome!
pameladean
May. 7th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
Ow ow, poor Cardis. I'm very glad to hear that your adventures aren't yet ended.

P.
smofbabe
May. 7th, 2014 04:05 am (UTC)
Yay! Glad you and the Cardis will remain together for a while longer.
billroper
May. 7th, 2014 04:46 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the good news!
mishalak
May. 7th, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
My eye is drawn to your bumper sticker. Does that say, "Love people, cook them tasty food"? Because my mind went to a naughty place.
gerisullivan
May. 7th, 2014 05:27 am (UTC)
There's no comma, but you're far from the first to imagine a period before "tasty food."

It's a magnet from Penzeys Spices. They have the logo small at the bottom of the home page. Currently available as a dish towel.
mishalak
May. 8th, 2014 03:14 am (UTC)
If I have that dish towel everyone will start calling me Hannibal and look suspiciously at my stir-fry.
lydy
May. 7th, 2014 08:12 am (UTC)
Hooray for the Cardis! Long may it roll!
batwrangler
May. 7th, 2014 10:48 am (UTC)
Yay!
thinkum
May. 7th, 2014 11:34 am (UTC)
YAY!!!!
netmouse
May. 7th, 2014 11:50 am (UTC)
Glad to hear you can keep your car Companion. :)
lsanderson
May. 7th, 2014 11:51 am (UTC)
w00t!
WooT!
fgherman
May. 7th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
That is great news.
casacorona
May. 7th, 2014 01:39 pm (UTC)
That is most excellent news. I'm very happy for you!
judith_dascoyne
May. 7th, 2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
Hurray!!
Muppet DANCE!!
benveniste
May. 7th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
Good news.
athenais
May. 8th, 2014 04:24 am (UTC)
I'm happy for you!
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