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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Today (May) Be The Day . . . 

Aproximately one week and one hour ago today, I suddenly lost all memories and recollections of a time frame that included the totaling of my car in another State.     The only thing I can remember somewhat vividly is the wretched stench that emitted from the two deployed air bags, the gentleman who stopped his car and said he would stay with me until help arrived and later on, the ability (or, I should say, inability) to type without correcting every word at least 3-5 times each.     I've always prided myself on speed and proficiency but, now, I'm typing gobbledy-gook.      The doctor said I had a mild concussion -- I think my brain rattled around in there like jello or something!

At least the Georgia insurance adjustor called yesterday with his report from the "independent" adjustor in Tennessee (who must make it a habit of sniffing the contents of expended air bags) and made us a low-ball offer on the car - minus - the decuctible off of that amount.     The car only had 58k miles on it, the leather interior was pristine (even after the accident -- we took photos yesterday), and it could had lasted another 200K+ miles or more with proper regular maintenance.

With my s.o. and the adjustor not even discussing figures in the same ball park, on the same street, in the same town, my s.o. merely said, "I don't think we're going to get anywhere like this.     I'll give your name and number to my attorney and ask him to give you a call this afternoon."     By the time the attorney, called the figure had risen to [revision as of 02/24/05 - don't ask where 13+ came from other than the fog in my jello brain] that should have read 2,500 over where he had started that morning, taking into consideration the reduction of the total amount by the deductible (over and above the settlement agreement).

So, this afternoon, I drop by the insurance agent's to sign over my title to my car, and they hand me a substantial check for my troubles.    After that, we have appointments at several dealerships to test drive a few cars . . . I have a couple of Saab convertibles lined up, as well as a Volvo convertible.      There's also two PT Cruisers -- one convertible, the other on isn't -- but, I've been driving a PT as my rental since the accident.     And, I also have some Sebrings in the mix, too -- I truly loved my white convertible with camel top and camel leather interior!

Now, if I could just regain my manual dexterity, thought processes, linear brain function, and clear my head of this fog that is making it impossible to type this simple post (which, by the way, has taken 49 minutes thus far - not one of my better days, to be sure.)     I need to ask that if I accept settlement on the car, if it will negate future medical expenses for my lost wages due to my brain's inability to form coherent sentences and phrases (without help).

As for everything else, it still really pretty much sucks a bucket of lemons, but thanks for askin'!

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