Doctors, chiropractors, auto damage estimators, body shop owners, car rental agencies and agents from several different insurance companies are taking all my time. Grrrrr. I'd rather be working, and I do work this coming weekend - thank Heaven. My wallet and my sanity need it badly. And beside that, I miss Mel Day! I haven't seen him since January.
My advice, should you seek it, is to never be involved in a car accident if there is any way you can avoid it. Aside from the pain it can cause, the mental aggravation of dealing with people who approach it from both sides of the spectrum is rough. What I mean is that an agent of an insurance company will be seemingly very concerned about your aches and pains and act as the very soul of compassion - up until it is time to settle your claim. Then their tunes change.
I consider it extremely lucky (for many reasons) that I have three wonderful children; each of whom has a career that benefits all of us: an attorney, a nurse and a commercial insurance salesman. They come in very handy all the time but especially when I've been in an accident, and their advice has saved me a lot of trouble. I am fully expecting it will this time, as it did before. I just wish it was over.
The vile and nasty bombing in Boston has all of us upset, and I am no exception. Over and over I've heard people ask..."What is this world coming to?" I have no answer, but I do know that the good in the world always outranks the evil, even when it seems quite the opposite. It must. We have to have hope and believing that good outweighs evil in the face of evidence to the contrary is imperative for our mental well-being. I do wish that the media would report on it and give us all the necessary facts as they appear, but not dwell on it 24/7. Mr. kenju has again resorted to watching his favorite old movies, in lieu of the news. One can only take so much of it before anger or depression sets in.
Our hearts go out to all the people in Boston; those who were killed or maimed, and all their families and friends. May you not lose your faith, your hope, your ability to forgive in spite of all that has happened.