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Cardis update

Geri 2014
I received a copy of the supplement approved by the insurance company for the Cardis repairs. Their initial estimate was just over $2,500; the final total is $4,357.79. Yowser. I'm pleased to see the car listed as being in "Good" condition on the estimate and am still more than a little surprised they didn't total it.

The Cardis has been on the road since June 2002; it just turned over 193,000. And it still retains 25% or more of its original value. Based on info I could find online, I'm pretty sure my insurance company uses 80% instead of 70% as the repair cost/retail value ratio when deciding whether to total a car. I'm okay with that.

The whole thing remains a bet, of course. The Cardis will wear out at some point. That point could come at any moment; it could still be a year or more down the road. I'm hoping for the latter, but not counting on it.

They're painting the Cardis on Monday; it may be ready on Friday. If not, soon after. Yay!

The other driver's insurance company is covering a rental car while the Cardis is in the shop. The light blue Camry in my garage currently has a trunkful of minnehaha B's books and art for our trip over Cambridge on Monday. Susan brought them from Minneapolis and we'll move them into B&K's condo after picking K. up at Logan airport. Tomorrow, the back seat and front seat will likely be filled with Gavi's boxes as Susan and I head over to Smith in the morning to aid in Gavi's move out of Hubbard House. It's not a Cardis, and it drives like a sofa, but it's getting me around and I'm thankful for that.

Onward!

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elisem
May. 9th, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
:giggles at "drives like a sofa":

:cheers for the Cardis:
lsanderson
May. 10th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
w00t!
WooT!
thinkum
May. 10th, 2014 11:18 am (UTC)
Wow, I'm amazed they didn't total it, too. But HURRAH!
apostle_of_eris
May. 11th, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
MNSTF Movers — cross country!
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