It is snowing. Has been since last night.
I got up early and went to the grocery store, thinking I needed to get back and take Charlie to acupuncture. But apparently the weather is prohibiting them from opening.
Yesterday I got my fill of body shops and insurance companies. The guy that came out here gave a much different estimate. (Of course, he was with State Farm).
So now the estimate went from almost $2000 to under $1000, which is my deductible. They didn’t tell me how much under, though I asked.
They decided that the damage the first body shop saw was from another accident. I asked them why the estimates were so different. State Farm told me that likely the body shop they recommended made a deal that was lower.
Yeah, I just bet they did.
And on top of that, I don’t have rental car insurance.
The body shop said I’d have to wait three weeks to get my car in. And then I’d have to wait a week to get it back. So I just backed out of the whole thing.
I will look for what you all called body shops that don’t take insurance. I believe that was the comment. How does one find this kind of place? I guess I’ll just start Googling.
For now, my car will be duct taped. It’s not like there’s mounds of duct tape on it. Just across where the bumper attaches to the car, some underneath and in back a bit.
Anyway, on to other things. Ivy is a bit wild this morning. Could it be the weather? I opened the door to let her look at the snow, thinking she might want to step out into it. But it frightened her.
I don’t think Ivy even wants to go outside. She’s been indoors so long that this is her world. And I try to make it as happy and interesting a world as I can for her.
Charlie is snuggled up against me. The fireplace is warming my toes where my feet got wet out in the snow.
I’m glad I got groceries and now no matter what the weather is the next few days and weekend, I’m good to go. I have soups and stuff for sandwiches and salad and such.
The pets are all set with their food because I never ever let them run out of food or medication for Charlie.
So we’ll just stay cozy and warm and watch the weather through the French doors. Thinking about a time a few months from now when the trees will be budding and I will be planting.
I hope they hurry up with that work they’re saying they’re going to do where they have to get inside the gate to my patio. Because everything I have out there is just kind of stacked in the middle of the patio so they can have access to the back to repair the wood.
Men and big trucks have been out for the past week cutting down trees. It looks much different without all those trees shading many of the apartments. Nothing shades mine since they cut down the two trees that were so problematic.
Maybe I’ll look into something to shade some of my patio this spring. Today would be a good day to scroll through Pinterest and look at gardens and patio pretties.
Yesterday I spent a good bit of time on Pinterest looking at ways I might redecorate my kitchen. Kind of in the mood for something different.