Monday, February 25, 2008

General Updates

Health of my family - Well, we all passed around the Creeping Crud. I was first, then Wildman, then Supergirl, then Rock. We're all on antibiotics now and slowly improving. We basically hibernated this weekend. After being sick since Friday before last, I went to the doctor last Friday and because I don't have a primary care physician, I got some European wacko who thought I should just "let it run its course". I was like, "Look, dude, I've been sick for a week, I still have a fever, and I've got two sick kids at home. It's time to start getting this family well! I'm not going to be the one who doesn't take the antibiotics and keeps this thing so that we can all pass it around again. The littlest one has an ear infection and is on ten days of antibiotics. That gives me ten days to get well so that I don't give him another ear infection!" I got the antibiotics.

My car - On Valentine's Day, we received a check from the insurance company to the body shop to pay for the repairs to my car. We got all excited, thinking the car might be ready! (Hey, they'd had it for 2.5 weeks, it wasn't entirely unreasonable.) So we called the body shop and asked. Their response? Well, the insurance company hadn't given them the go-ahead to fix the car, so they hadn't even started! Are you fucking kidding me?! So we called the insurance company. Their response? Well, it's your car, you have to give the go-ahead to fix it. No, moron, you're the insurance company! You say whether a car is totaled or you'll fix it. OF COURSE we want it fixed! It's OUR CAR! The insurance company was then going to call the body shop to tell them to fix the car. No news since then. Hopefully, it's at least being fixed now.

Ooh, spellchecker works again. This post brought to you by correctly spelled words. Missing words not included. HA! I kill me. (Anyone who gets that reference is my new best friend.)

5 comments:

JMC said...

I use that like ALL THE TIME, but I had to think about the reference. I think I've got it... Alf!

JMC said...

I mean liNe, not like.

Jess said...

Insurance companies are so confusing. It makes me glad I don't have a car. But at least you got their money. That's the most difficult part, right?

Shelly said...

JMC, You got it! It is ALF! I use it all the time, too, mainly because no one else thinks I'm nearly as funny as I think I am! And I love that you commented again to fix your typo.

Shelly said...

Jess, I hate our insurance company. First, they wouldn't tow the car to the body shop we wanted to use. Then all this stupidity. Now, the update I'm getting ready to post. They suck. But yes, we have their money. I just hope it's enough, seeing as it was based on an estimate.