Sunday, April 06, 2008

Getting Better...I Think.

I'm reminded of a line from an old Beatles tune "I'l have to admit it's getting better, a little better all the time...."

Friday morning I was frantic. I had just found out the previous evening that the towing company had been charging $20 a day to store my wife's car while we had been trying to negotiate with the insurance company of the guy that hit her. We owed over $400 in storage charges. The insurance guy I had been dealing with was saying that the guy who hit her claimed that she was over the yellow line and actually hit him. He implied that they weren't going to pay anything on it and were going to refer it back to our insurance company. Since we were only carrying liability on the car, we were going to be left without any compensation for the car at all.

As I said, I was frantic. I didn't know where to turn except to the Lord. I prayed harder than I have in a LONG time. I needed a miracle.

I called the insurance guy back that afternoon and apparently their adjuster had finally looked at the car and told them it was obvious that their guy was at fault and wrote it off as a total loss. They agreed to pay the towing company charges, set us up with a rental car for the next two weeks, and paid us about $1500 more than I expected for the car. Basically the situation took a 180 degree turn. Thank you Lord, the miracle is greatly appreciated!

In other news, she is looking at an operation on her arm. It was broken in several places and needs pins or screws or something. It will probably be some time this week, but we're not sure which day yet. Prayers on that situation would be appreciated. Workman's Compensation is supposed to start sending her some money in the next week or two, so that will help out a little bit also.

My youngest son completed his move from Kentucky to Ohio last night. He got all of his earthly possessions crammed into one pickup truck and an SUV. His mom and I aren't too thrilled about him moving into his fiancée's house, but he's on his own now...not a whole lot we can do about it except make him aware of our disapproval of the situation.

We're defininately not off the log ride yet, but at least we're on a relatively straight stretch at the moment. I'm just wondering when do we get hit with the big water splash? That means the ride is about over, right?


aaronkallner said...

Hey Al,

I hadn't checked your site in awhile, but something or someone told me to check today. Glad I did.

I am sorry about your recent troubles, dealing with insurance companies can be trying, but sounds like that had a happy ending. I pray that Patsy's health issues will be resolved and her arm will be on the mend.

We will continue to pray for you and your family.


Jennifer said...

Hey, Al. I just wanted to tell you that I was here and did some reading. I know I always appreciate comments and so here's one from me. I'm glad you're still blogging. Sitting on opposite sides of the church building doesn't give us much opportunity to visit like we all should so blogs are a great substitution for the time being.