Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Jon's Car

Poor Jon. He's got a love-affair with his car. Sometimes I think he loves the car more than he loves me (okay, I'm just kidding - but he really is obsessive about that car). Well, on Saturday, someone decided that it was a little too pretty and decided that a car that is 10 years old should look a little less nice.
The car was parked on a street in Midland, outside a friend's house. Jon, Brian (his brother) and Nick (the friend) were in Saginaw at the mall, doing some Christmas shopping, when Nick's girlfriend called. "Somebody just hit Jon's car." Jon talked to the police on the cell phone, and the officer agreed to wait around if Jon would come back. So, the guys all came back from Saginaw and had a chat with the policeman and checked out the damage on the car.
The woman (who did stop and wait for the police to arrive but had left by the time Jon got there), had been speeding (approx 45mph in a 25mph zone) and said that she never saw Jon's car until she hit it. I'm wondering how it's possible to not see a parked car half a block away while you speed up, but that's just me. She was also possibly impaired (drugs or alcohol) or she could have just been very distracted - she had three kids in the car. Nick's girlfriend (who talked to the woman) said that she seemed to be on something.

We talked to our insurance company and they told us to get an estimate. The first place Jon took the car wouldn't even look at it!! The guy kinda glanced at it and said, "There's too much damage, we can't fix that," and just left it at that. And that was a dealership! So we're thinking that we are going to have to total it out. But, after talking to the insurance company again, they said that they don't deal with the place Jon took it to originally and to take it somewhere else. So that's what we're going to to tomorrow. Even if the insurance decides to total the car, they still need an estimate of how much it would cost to fix it. So tomorrow I get to carefully drive the damaged car across town to the place for the estimate, and then take it to work. Basically I just have to pray that the car doesn't break further since we're pretty sure there's something wrong in the axel now (it clunks really bad when turning).

That's it for now!

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