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Friday of last week Thomas and I got into the car to go to the bank, but first we had to search the whole car for the GPS. Then we got in and started backwards, coming to an ugly abrupt stop when the open back car door (his side) hit the edge of the garage. The door is ruined and will have to be replaced. We managed to jam it shut, but it's bent badly enough I'm worried about rain getting in. I have a $1000 deductible on stuff like that, and it'll probably be about that much. Maybe more. If it's a lot more than my deductible, I'll turn it in and let StateFarm pay, but whichever way, it'll cost me the thousand. so there went the "extra" (Ha!) money I was going to spend at a friend moving sale. I really had my eye on her practically new front-loading washer/dryer combo and matching pedestals.
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I was hanging out with some mommies at the resource center today, and we were all whining about our kids, and how much they cost, and blah blah.  I'm the only one who has drivers in that crowd, but every one of them is within two years of having teenage drivers, too.  So I told them I'd just paid the insurance on the car that Mat drives, and mentioned the amount.  One of them said, "That's a whole 'nother house payment!"  I'd never thought about it that way, but actually it was a little more than my house payment.  And I pay that TWICE a year!  And that's just Mat.  I don't want to think about Thomas too.

So those of you who don't have teenagers yet, make your plans now. 

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Just life as it goes for me.

Dressed up in medieval garb and went to a feast today. Thomas was one of the troubadours playing medieval music. Way cool and lots of fun. (the good)

Well I've owned my new car for 9 days, as of tonight, and yesterday, when I had only only it for 7.5 days, someone rear-ended me. Yep, wrecked already. (the Bad)

Luckily it was a very small Honda, and her car actually when a little under my bumper, so the only thing I need is a new bumper. Which will only be, tax and all, about $585. And she's totally responsible. And she claims she has insurance, but I have a bad feeling about her and this alleged insurance. I, of course, the responsible citizen, have coverage for uninsured drivers, but it has a $500 deductible. (the weird)

I swear, if she doesn't have insurance, I will personally make sure she at least gets her license pulled.

When I was younger, I had a big vengeful streak, which as I matured, I learned not to act on, to be nice, play by the rules, blah blah blah. But as I get older, I'm a little more likely to say "what the hell." Like that lovely scene in Fried Green Tomatoes (movie version) where Kathy Bates just rams this little brat's car and says, "that's what it's like to be older, and well insured."

Or, as H.L. Menken said, "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

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