Saturday, November 30, 2013

So long, November

I have not been on the computer much this month - too much going on. I'll hit the highlights.

1. I turned 50. Enough said!

2. A week and a half ago, I dropped my son off at the university and five minutes later, while sitting at a stoplight, a speeding bus plowed into my van. There ended up being five vehicles involved. No one was hurt, thank goodness, but three of us saw our vehicles towed away. I spent the next few hours trying to find a wheelchair accessible van to rent - made more difficult because it was the week before Thanksgiving and they were all booked ahead. Finally got one on a temporary basis. I called the owner of the bus company two days later because insurance appeared to be moving slowly. He was extremely nice and sincerely wanted to help. He called the rental company and is personally guaranteeing payment for the rental van ($770 a week!!) My van has a lot of damage and I'm told if it were not a wheelchair conversion (which adds value), it would have been totaled. Thank goodness for that conversion because we were NOT planning on buying another van now! It will be another 3 weeks before we get it back because of the many parts that have to be ordered, but we are able to keep the rental until then, so all is good. And by the way, the bus driver - who never got off the bus to check on the four women involved in the accident - is no longer employed by the bus company.

3. Christmas tree is up and all presents wrapped and paid for in cash.

4. Updated my debt totals and they went down by more than $1,500. Woo hoo! Slow and steady is winning the race.

Hope everyone had a lovely and peaceful Thanksgiving.