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Just Got In

May 20th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Just got home from my weekend with my friend in Indiana -- which was a little more interesting than it should have been, since I had an accident on the way down!

Not a real accident, but definitely a mishap. I drove over a big piece of metal -- couldn't dodge it -- and it pierced my gas tank. I didn't realize it right away, and lost power when all the gas leaked out. I had many helpers -- a young man who pulled over behind me, a state trooper, the tow-guy and eventually the Toyota dealer. The gas tank has to be replaced, and I won't get the car back for a week. But the worst part is that it will cost $1000 and change. Does anybody remember I JUST canceled collision & comprehensive? That seems to be my kind of luck!

I called my son to make sure the car was still worth the repair -- he looked it up on Edmund's and said it was worth $5-6K, so I authorized the work.

MY BFF came and got me and we went ahead with our planned fun weekend -- it was just a little longer than planned since I had to wait till this morning to get a train back to the city.

On top the expected repair, the costs for this weekend:

$2 laundry (Friday night)
$43 restaurants
$40 towing
$13 Goodwill
$8 Macy's
$20 Target
$7 movie
$21 train fare

Not bad overall. We ate all our meals out except this morning. The Goodwill shopping was 50% off and I found clothing for myself and for family. At Macy's $8 bought a bra, panties and a top because I used my ThankYou card and a 20% off coupon. At Target I bought a book and some cards. Got the senior citizen discount for Amtrak, but had to pay for the last leg home because my train pass was on my kitchen windowsill. Who knew I would need it?

So... I don't know how I will get my car back, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. I'm just glad to be home safe and sound!

8 Responses to “Just Got In”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    The dealership may pick you up in their courtesy vehicle. I would just mention this when the call you to let you know the repair is complete. They could probably pick you up at home or at work.

    Glad YOU are okay.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    No, I am many miles away from the dealer. That's the problem. But I'm going to find out if they can pick me up from the nearest train station.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I bet they can!!

  4. monkeymama Says:

    Ugh!! Glad you are okay with all that. Thank goodness for good samaritans in those situations.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you are OK...sorry about the accident and the cost.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:


    glad you are ok

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Goodness, what a weekend.

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    Wow! Glad you are fine and were able to have a nice time anyway.

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