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Thursday, January 13, 2011

The cost? $4280.70

Good morning.
That's right, the cost to repair my Kia is $4280.70.
I actually had no idea what it would cost, but everyone said it wouldn't be cheap.
Fortunately, my share is just my deductible of $500.

So the insurance company cut me a 2 party check for $3780.70.
Of course, labor is 1/3 of the cost.
So I called the body shop to inform them the claim was approved, and they already had it in the paint shop. They knew it would be approved. They do this kind of stuff every day.
So I should probably get it back early next week. :-)
And in other news.....
If you remember way back in the early summer of last year, Our phone system died. It needed a new hard drive. It's basically a puter.
Well, the repair man suggested we get a power management system to help prevent future problems. It's suppose to regulate the power that goes through it so the "puter" doesn't get power spikes or brown-outs that could shorten it's life.
Well, we've put it off because of the coast, but last week, Officemax sent me a 20% off coupon, so I took advantage of that and free shipping to get us one.
It's really quite the piece of technology! It's completely programmable for all sorts of stuff I'll never use. :-)
But it does do what we need, and it also has battery back-up, so if the power goes out, our phones will still work. That aspect itself will be worth the price.
And work has still be slow this week, but next weeks books are looking real good.
And remember the Alzheimer patient I've been doing once a month?
Well, I was suppose to see her last week, but she was very sick, so we rescheduled for this week. I was about to call and confirm the time Wednesday morning when Craig showed me the paper. She had passed on Monday.
In a way, I feel good that the family doesn't have to see her get any worst. But I know, it's never easy to lose a loved one, no matter what the reason.
But now, it's time for me to get ready for work.
Have a good weekend!


  1. You guys have a good weekend, too! I know you'll be glad to get your car back. :-)

  2. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Wow, that price really surprises me. I guess you just never know how much a repair will cost until you get in there. The car didn't look that damaged. Glad it will be done for you next week!


  3. Did you ever consider the percentage of labor to product, in hair services?

  4. Poor Kia... soon you'll have it back in one piece.

  5. What a racket! I hate the insurance business. It forces all the prices up, all the rates up, and leaves people without the means uninsured, which, in turn, forces all the rates up yet again.

    Take a look at the profits of insurance companies some time. The wife of an elected official once told me, "We're not particularly wealthy these days. If we wanted to be rich, we would have stayed in the insurance business."

    Arrgh! /rant ;) Glad you got your car back!