Nothing ever turns out as easy as it should, so why should I be surprised that our auto accident is turning out any differently? I won't go into the gritty details, but basically the other party has changed their story (neverminding the laws of physics) and now it's going to be a while till the insurance companies decide just who is to blame. But, this only has an effect on the insurance rates, so I guess it doesn't really matter how long it takes just as long as my rates aren't the ones going up.
On the other hand, I should be getting my money fairly soon. My car is wherever it is that they take the demolished cars and someone from my insurance company is supposed to look at it this week. Here's to hoping I actually get the amount I think I should.
That said, I think we're going to buy a new car this weekend. While it would've been nice to have some of the insurance money as a down payment, they have some really good deals going on until the end of the month and I hate the thought of missing out on a good deal. I don't like the idea of having a big car payment, but after I get the insurance money, we'll only have the one car payment, so it won't be an issue (and if, for some reason, it takes a long time to get the insurance money, well, I still need a car, so...). I've already secured financing, so if things don't work out this weekend, there's always another day.