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Friday Miscellaneous

Last night I went to a friend’s house for a BBQ. There was nothing else on, so she forced me to watch The Last Song on her laptop with her. I absolutely cannot stand Miley Cyrus. And also, it was literally the worst movie I have ever seen in my life. But do you want to know what the most horrifying part of the entire night was? The realization that she was the best actor in that entire movie. Everybody else was so awful that I wanted to stab my eyeballs with knives.

Moving on … in news about my car, I’m still waiting to get my bumper fixed. I took it into the shop and they ordered the parts in, but then they had to cut out a HUGE chunk of my bumper to colour match the paint. Hopefully it will be done by the weekend!

Oh, and finally in blog-related news … the big “reveal” will be happening around the second week of September. So stay tuned! :)

Have a good weekend everyone!

Rear ended!

Yesterday as I was driving home from work, I got rear ended while sitting at a stop light. I wasn’t hurt, but my poor car has a bunch of scratches and a huge hole in the bumper. :( And the guy who hit me didn’t even say sorry! He acted as if I was being a nuisance, asking for his license and insurance. And he was tapping his foot impatiently as I wrote down all of his information and took photos of the front of his car.

I was worried because I have private insurance through CDI and didn’t want it to be a hassle to make a claim. The 2 previous accidents I’ve been in, I’ve only had to deal with ICBC. But CDI was really helpful and I was able to make the claim easily.

Because I have replacement insurance on my car, all of the parts needed to fix my car will be new. And my $500 deductible will be waived since it wasn’t my fault. I forgot to ask about if I’m eligible for a loaner car while mine is getting fixed, so I’m waiting to hear back from my adjuster.

Also, I’m trying to find a place to fix my car. I’d prefer to go with the dealership I bought my car from, or at least another Suzuki dealership. I just have to wait to hear about the loaner car first.

Goodbye, VW Golf

Over the past week, BF’s car (my old 1994 VW Golf) has been slowly dying. There are many things wrong with it. Because the repairs would cost about double what the car is actually worth, BF has found himself a used older model Jeep. He got a good deal, and says it’s in great condition and will last him for the next few years until I finish paying off my car loan – and then he’ll be able to buy something newer. That way we will still be able to easily afford a mortgage (our plan is to buy in 2 or 3 years).

That Golf really served us well, and we put a lot of KMs on her, driving her out to many different places to go hiking and camping. I thought she’d last longer than 15 months, but that’s the risk you take when you buy cheaper, older cars.

It will be nice to have a 4×4 vehicle, and it fits into BF’s active lifestyle. I personally wouldn’t have chosen a Jeep simply because it’s not the greatest on gas and it’s not that practical, but BF’s commute to school and most of his other activities is much less than mine and it’s his money so it’s his choice! :)

As for our old car? Because it will be very hard to sell a car that needs major repairs, we decided to go with the BC Scrap-It program, where I will be able to get a $500 credit towards a new bicycle (I doubt we’d get much more than that if we did end up selling the Golf on Craigslist or something). Since I don’t have a bike and he does, we both think that this is the best use of the Scrap-It program. The other option was $300 cash, which isn’t really worth it.

Has anyone else utilized the Scrap-It program before?

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