I just called to find out how the repairs on Miranda are going. She is being serviced by W.S. Campbell in Petersburg, VA.
I expected to leave a message for my mechanic and was surprised and pleased that the lady who answered had a full status update for me and could answer all my questions. I have never in all my years of owning a vehicle had that happen when I call a repair shop!
The shop has all the parts, but the work is being held up by the welder. He is hoping to be there this afternoon or first thing in the morning, but it could be as late as Monday. But once that’s done, the repairs won’t take any time at all. There is no reason I couldn’t be on the way back to Canada by Wednesday morning.
The appraiser did come by and take a look before the work started, but there is no more information about that. I’m expecting to hear back from my adjuster at Aviva at some point. I just emailed her to ask for an update.
Even though the hotel is paid for tonight, I will be checking out sometime after dinner. I need to be in Richmond for 11 tomorrow morning, so it makes sense to do the bulk of the drive tonight, check up on the cats, who must be traumatized by the repair work, and sleep in my own bed. I still feel that it made sense to have the hotel booked for tonight since that lets me use it all day today. I should be on the road most of tomorrow since I won’t be able to be home if work is being done on Miranda. I can stay home over the weekend and then go back to the hotel next week for a few days if necessary.
My friend is super contagious right now, so all our plans have fallen through. I think it’s karma for all the times in the past that I told her I was coming to visit and had to cancel! I’m grateful we had two evenings together and I still think the detour was worthwhile, but we’re both extremely disappointed. Hopefully, she’ll be well enough in a few days for us to see each other one more time before I head north.
I’m hoping to be able to do a few touristy things over the weekend since I’ll still have the car. In case anyone is wondering how my time is being spent this week, let me just say that I have a right to make sure my business is running smoothly while I am on vacation, and let’s leave it at that. I really can’t be out gallivanting anyway, not with the number of times the phone has been ringing a day and the huge repair bill that is looming.Share on Facebook