Today BF and I sorted out the ICBC paperwork. I gave him $500 for the deductible, and he was able to get part of the rental car paid for by our adjuster. So we’ll have a free rental until Monday (the rental place will charge my credit card, then ICBC will reimburse me the cost). And then we have to figure out what we’re going to do. BF’s brother is coming down with his family and was going to use BF’s car while he was here for a week. So I might have to pay for the cost of their rental car. Which is fine, since I essentially don’t have to pay for the current rental car anymore.
We also saw a really good deal on a VW Golf in great shape and with super low KMs, so we’re going to the dealership tomorrow morning sometime to check it out. When I called them, they said the price was negotiable, and the listing price is already within my price range (I’m in a haggling mood, so I’m sure I can get it down even lower). And since I’m not really in a rush, I have no problems walking away if it’s not exactly what I want. Although over the last few days I’ve done a lot of research and it really does look like a good deal … but you can’t really tell until you check it out in person. Gotta make sure BF fits in the car and it’s in good shape. So we’ll see what happens.
I am so happy to have BF home. However, it has come to my attention that there is a very real chance that every time he goes away, he might never come back. He says that’ll never happen and I shouldn’t worry about things like that. I know he was trying to make me feel better, but I just got upset. He can’t say that nothing will ever happen to him. That’s not reality. He’s not invincible.
When we were at the airport, they were boasting that they almost died a bunch of times, how BF fell into a crevasse, how they had to deal with multiple avalanches, how awesome and crazy it all was – how they were advised not to go up because there was too much snow, but they did it anyway. I know they were just being guys about it (and later BF said that they weren’t ever in any life threatening danger – although I think he was just saying that to make me feel better), but I still prefer to not hear about any near-death experiences. I know that BF is very experienced and he would never do anything to directly put him in danger, but there are a lot of things that could go wrong up there, and in the future, he’ll often be climbing with people he doesn’t know very well. I think it’s selfish of me, because I want to hear all about his trip – just not the scary parts. He’s training to become a mountaineer, so I’m either going to have to learn to live with it, or … well. Not live with it.
Anyway, he went to bed fairly early, and woke up around 5:30am. Which is fine by me, seeing as my sleeping pattern is still all over the map. We talked about the idea of getting a car, and I think we’re going to go look at a few cars sometime next week. Something under $4000. We spent time looking through Craigslist and saw a few that we were interested in. BF said he would like to get either a smallish truck or some sort of diesel car. I have people coming to view my scooter today and tomorrow, so hopefully a sale will come out of it, and I’ll be able to put that entire amount towards the purchase of a car.
I don’t mind putting down the money for the cost of the car. I’ll be getting free rent starting in June, and he’s had to pay for the cost of us having a car for the last 1.5 years. It’s my turn now. I would pay for the car insurance, and he would pay for the cable bill – something like that.
Finally tomorrow afternoon I’ll be picking BF up from the airport. These 2 weeks have been stressful, so I’ll be glad to have him back. He said he was excited to come home and spend the summer with me. We have a lot of fun things planned, but all I can think about right now is seeing him tomorrow.
Which means today after work I have to go pick up the rental car. Apparently it’s not covered under BF’s insurance anymore. I guess you can only have a rental car covered up to 3 days after an offer has been presented – and I was presented with the offer on the weekend. I don’t really think it’s fair. BF is out of the country and doesn’t even know about the offer, so how they expect a decision to be made within 3 days? But, they said by officially “presenting” me the offer, that’s good enough. Even though I don’t own the car, nor can I accept the offer. But whatevs. It’s okay. In the big picture, it’s only another $150-$200.
I’m also meeting up with that person who is buying my Flight of the Conchords tickets. So if all goes well, I’ll have $300 in my pocket today. Which will be useful in paying for the rental car!