Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Journal - One Week Later

So it’s been a week already since the big crash. It was a long week in some regards, but in others it seemed to go by pretty quick because there was a lot going on.

Last Wednesday, the day after the wreck, the calls began with the lady’s insurance company and with the insurance adjuster. I have to admit they moved pretty fast on it. I exchanged several phone calls with both of them for a couple of days and then it was pretty much settled. They valued my truck at about $3400, which was pretty close to the book value that I had looked up on the internet so I had no complaints there.

2014 Ford Escape
No no no, this isn’t my new car, it’s actually the rental I got. I picked up this 2014 Ford Escape from Enterprise on Saturday. I probably could have gotten it way back on Tuesday or Wednesday but since we still have our other car I wasn’t in that much of a hurry. Actually we didn’t need the rental at all but I thought we may as well since the insurance company was picking up the tab. When we first went into the rental place I figured they would just give me a little compact or something but when the guy took us outside to show us what we had to choose from I was pretty impressed. It was either this or a Chevy Impala. I picked the Escape because it’s closer to a truck than the Impala and also because it’s such a pretty color of blue.

Lots of Buttons!
So anyway I got to drive this around for a few days. The interior was pretty amazing and also a little intimidating. I think it has more buttons on it than my computer has. There are buttons all over the steering wheel and all over the central panel and it also has two view screens where you can look at various information. Kind of distracting actually. I drove this around for a few days and then we took it back on Tuesday. It was a nice car and all but not something I would buy for myself.

Anyway, I got my final call from the insurance adjuster on Tuesday morning and he told me that he had my check. I had to work at 2pm yesterday so he agreed to meet me at Walmart at 1:30. At the appointed time I handed over the title to my truck and he handed me the check and that was that.

So now it’s time to begin car shopping. I had pretty much decided right away that I wanted another Ford Explorer. I started looking around online and discovered that there are actually quite a few Explorers for sale in this area. Of course, the trick will be finding a decent one that I can get for $3400. It almost certainly will not be a newer one. My old one was a ’99 and if I can get another ’99 that will be fine with me. I am hoping to get a four wheel drive this time, since my old one was not. Now that we live in snow country it would be nice to have that. I don’t think that will be a problem since every one I’ve seen online has four wheel drive. Actually I’m starting to wonder how I ended up with one that was not 4WD since it seems like they all have it.

So anyway, that’s where we are right now. I don’t have to work today so we’re going to Kearney to begin the search. There’s a little used car lot I found online that has 2 Explorers so we’re going to begin there. Wish us luck! Better yet, don’t leave it to luck, pray for us!

Ecclesiastes 3:11 It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time. He has put a sense of eternity in people’s minds. Yet, mortals still can’t grasp what God is doing from the beginning to the end of time. ESV

1 comment:

  1. I liked the Escape but when a vehicle becomes your brain, I think you lose something along the way.
    This car talked to you, had camera's, a phone, internet, the works. Not my type of car either.

    Let's see where GOD leads us on this one... our next leg of the journey. :)