... because Monday afternoon I was driving home from work and I totaled my car.
Ugh, I was so upset about it, I really enjoyed driving it (98 Toyota Corolla) especially since it got about 35 mpg! Well, at least everyone was ok, and I actually didn't even cause damage to the truck I rear-ended 8O but the front end of my car was decimated. What a pain in the butt! I've been racking up minutes on my cell phone because I can't be reached at work otherwise, but I had to deal with it during work hours because the Indy claims office for my insurance co. closes at 4:00! I looked all over the place for used cars, since my crappy job doesn't even pay me enough to make a car payment while I'm working to put my BF through school, but I really didn't find much within 150 miles of here. On the other hand, the pressure was on to move quickly, because the insurance co. wants me out of the rental car asap
I feel really awful about the wreck because my dad just spent $600 getting all new tires for it, and getting the 100,000 mile tune up (which, if you've ever owned a Toyota, you know that's all the maintenance you ever have to do), and then I totaled it.
Even worse, my dad just had to give me about $3000 in addition to the money I got for the value of the car just to get something worth buying that will be reliable. It really feels terrible to be out of college for 3 years now with 2 bachelors degrees and still have to bum a bunch of money off your parents!!!
Well the good news is, since the prices even for used cars seemed to be really high around here, my parents ended up finding me a car in Houston, which I will be picking up in Nashville next weekend. I got a '99 Toyota Camry with almost every option, and it even has a remote starter and an alarm system.
But the best part is, it only has 65,000 miles, so I know it will be super reliable for a long time.
Anyway, thanks for listening to my rant! This week has been a real PITA, but on the other hand, it's cool to get a new car.