Last Monday I wentback to work. For all of 1 hour. Yup. Went to work before going to get my stitches out and while at the doctor's office I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was not to go back to work for at least another week. Not happy based mostly on the fact that I was bored out of my mind at home. Fine, I'd cope. Really, really hoping work decides to pay me for that week of sitting on my ass. Hah, Yeah right!
There's a reason I need that pay though. That's because, due to the WONDERFUL weather Edmonton has been experiencing, with about an inch of water on the roads and it pouring down, I got into a car accident this morning. Rear ended another lady in her big SUV with my little Echo. Guess which vehicle won??? Yup. The SUV. I felt (and still do) terrible, I mean, I rear ended her, it's my fault right? Her vehicle, thankfully, has minor damage. Cracked the bumper so it'll have to be replaced. My car on the other hand?
Well, a picture's worth a thousand words. Enjoy.
The nice police man I talked to while filing the police report estimated the damage to my car to be about $2000. Right where I estimate my 2000 Echo to be. Great. Really awesome because my insurance agent has already informed me that, if the damage to the car exceeds the estimated value of the vehicle, it will be written off. I still have 2 years of payments left on this car (bought second hand) and I really don't know what to do.
Trying to see the bright side of things. I'm ok, she's ok, it's just a car, things will work out. It's not working.