I'm sure you guys can probably guess what this is all about, but for those of you who can't....
I GOT MY CAR BACK...GOOD AS NEW!!!
God it'* great to have it back to shiny goodness
. I am happy with the repairs except for one thing...the trim piece is not exactly
the same color as the rest of the trim, but I figured out why and theres nothing they could have done about it. Unfortunately, over time the white paint on the trim has yellowed just slightly, but it has stayed perfectly white on the rest of the car
...the new trim matches the car beautifully, but the old trim doesn't look quite right next to it. But I have decided to deal with it, because short of repainting all of the old trim (which clearly they are not going to do as part of the insurance settlement) there is nothing to be done. Besides, the new trim will probably yellow a bit soon too, so then it will match better anyway...*sigh*...the things we deal with for a white car I suppose.
Anyway...it doesn't really look bad...you really
have to be paying attention to see it.
At any rate, they did a fantastic job painting..the car looks very good.
And, in the same week I took out the "new" speakers...I have one thing to say about that...SONY SUCKS!!! I returned those crap speakers and am on the hunt for something better. It is just not right that two
sets of new speakers should rattle (I was beginning to think I was doing something to mess them up...until I put in some speakers that had belonged to my brother in law...cheapy Clarion paper cone speakers...and they worked flawlessly [though the sound is not much better than the stockers, as I expected, but they are just temporary]).
Oh, and one more thing...I must say, definitively now, THE CURSE IS REAL!!! We got the car back on Friday, and on Saturday (no kidding now...absolutely serious) we got into another accident!
This time though there was no damage to our car. I guess what happened (I wasn't there) was that a Grand Prix was driving through an intersection ahead of my husband and suddenly stopped, for no reason at all. He tried to stop, but there was a little ice on the road and couldn't stop in time, so he rear-ended her and poked a hole in her bumper with the sharp point just above the Pontiac dart on our front end. She got out and said "Oh my God, I"m so sorry...I don't know why I stopped like that...this is my fault", but I'm sure as soon as she reports it to her insurance company, the'll come after us anyway.
You know how it is with rear-end collisions...it'* almost always the "fault" of the driver in the back...whether they could have done anything to prevent it or not.
Well...I think you're all up to date now :P...it'* too bad I haven't had the time to be around more often (I get online about once a week now
...I'm far too busy lately
)...I'm hoping to have a little more spare time soon (I'm thinking of quitting one of my jobs), so hopefully I'll see you all around.