…And the winner is…

OK… you’ll have to hang on for a moment while I vent some extreme frustration… I had a post well-along, hit save, and got a 404 error. So I went back and found the draft, and the only thing on it is the title.

waaa waaa waaaa


The winner of the $25 gift certificate is CC! Congratulations!!

The runner up winner for the superwash navy is Blogless Joan! Congratulations!!

AHA! I got another paragraph along and had the same error problem… a little sleuthing shows it is CC’s blog address that somehow isn’t being read. Go visit her here: wwwDOTthreadstringandtherestofitDOTblogspotDOTcom.

I’ve been telling people all week that my favorite entry was “oh, it’s totaled, $2450″, but can I find that comment? Nope! Clearly I am delusional.

So, my other favorite entry came in this afternoon, from my god-daughter, who is 8, and who guessed $8888. Clearly she needs something special.

waaa waaa waaaa, I just lost more! It’s the list of what they will do. Hmmm, maybe if I present it as a paragraph instead.

So, here’s what they intend to do. OH, they did not consider it totaled. (I am hitting “save” every other sentence… this slows things down a lot!!) AHA, it’s something about telling you what the damages are that is also holding up the save process… $5579.90! The winner’s guess was $5575! (AHA, that was it, can’t type her name, go figure).

(In case you don’t remember…)

OK, trying a list again,

  • Replace it with another roof
  • Replace the two passenger side doors
  • Replace the rear quarter panel
  • Replace all or parts of the roof rack
  • Replace the side mirror
  • Replace the gate with a recycled gate (hatchback part)

So I asked, What exactly is a recycled gate? It’s from a car that was totaled from the front end! I’ve been reading about unibody, or monocoque, construction, so I asked, You can cut off half the car, and it doesn’t affect the frame? Nope, it’ll be fine, guaranteed in writing. I have my doubts, so I have a call in to the Car Talk guys. Wouldn’t you think they’ll love it? Ice falling from above crushing a car, nobody hurt and good insurance so no tale of woe, and the question… Is this Frankenstein car really safe???

She’s gone!

Last day… and did I have to see her too many times this week thinking last week was her last? Yes. Would she look me in the eye? No. Did I give her dagger eyes or say anything to her? No. Did I want to? Oh. Yes. Did I count down the hours? Um, yes, and the minutes too.

I hadn’t realized until Monday, when I unexpectedly saw her upstairs, how much this has been bothering me.

So, next week… Fresh start. I think I’ll bring in some deodorizer or something. Maybe I’ll go in over the weekend and burn some sage.

I do have happy news (as in my contest winnings and a swap package arrived), but weird things keep happening with the computer… so I will post about that later, or tomorrow!

9 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Molly Bee said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

    YAY! She’s Gone! Onward and Upward!

  2. 2

    Chris said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

    They can do all that to your car for under $6K?! Wow. It was going to be over a grand for minor hail damage on my car last summer… You should email pictures and call the Car Talk guys, because really, it sounds perfect for them!!

  3. 3

    kmkat said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

    I agree; Tom and Ray will LOVE your story. I shall be listening. I totally forgot to show your car pictures and story to my husband, so I forgot to enter. Damn. Oh, well, congrats to the real winners.

    I still think the car s/h/b totaled.

  4. 4

    Emily said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

    Oh my gosh, I am just… flabbergasted. That’s a lot of money!

    Should I make sure to tune in to Car Talk tomorrow morning?

  5. 5

    Brenda said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

    I guessed $5600 so I figure I’m not too far off the mark. You HAVE to tell us if you are going to be on Car Talk. I love that show and try to listen every weekend.

  6. 6

    Blogless Carrie said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 9:40 pm


    1. That they can cut off the top of your car and still consider it secure – you’re right, Click and Clack would love that! Let us know if you’re on!

    2. Yippeeeeee!!!! Wow – how much of a happy dance are you doing on that one?!

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the stuff you’ve got to post this weekend –

  7. 7

    Dianna said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

    I am amazed at the estimate. I got the bottoms of my side doors and it cost $3700 two or three years ago. Congratulations on the news, though – assuming you like your car! A word of advice – make sure they guarantee your satisfaction on the paint job. I got some hail damage on one side, the hood and roof of a car a long time ago, and the paint job on the roof, hood and side was horrid – it was not right at all, and I was stuck with it.

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    Gramily said,

    February 25, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    Who is SHE??? that had her last day and left? I am imagining…but vague. Was she the subject of a blog I missed, or a certain someone who was alluded to and renamed nameless?

  9. 9

    Gramily said,

    February 25, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    Should that have been ELUDED???

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