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March 21st, 2017 at 06:10 pm

First the bad, my son totaled his car this morning on the way to school. It appears his brake line had some kind of leak. He did not get ticketed although he hit the car in front of him. Since the car is 20 years old they opted to total it already. He is not hurt, and he only took the bumper off the other car. That was odd because he drove a huge Chrysler and the other car was a small Toyota. My son is pretty upset. He loved his car. I reminded him cars can be replaced but people cannot.

Onto the "Good" news....Geico worked fast. They already looked at it and told me they appraised it at $2200 which is more than double what he originally paid for it. However, we put work in it. In the end he just about evened out. I am pleased with the amount. I just wish it never happened.

It is going to be serious pain, but we are going to try and keep one car for the next two months. I will drive him to and from school. He works within walking distance. DH works late afternoons so it can be done. After we get to Michigan we can decide on a car.

7 Responses to “Bad News/Good News”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so sorry that happened to your son! If it had to happen, it sounds like a good outcome overall.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Oh no!! I am so sorry that it happened too, but glad that no one was hurt.

  3. alice4now Says:

    Glad no one was hurt. A couple of months with just one car will be a pain, but a good chance to build up some cash.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Oh my--so glad he's ok. It's a lot to deal with, but sounds like you've got a plan.

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'm really glad he is okay. It sounds like, considering the circumstances, this is the best possible outcome of an accident.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Oh, dear. Here's hoping you find a great car in Michigan. Good plan to go down to one car till then.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad no one was hurt!

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