So last week (what? Iâ€™ve been busy) I was the squeaky wheel to all the powers involved in getting Gwen back to herself. First I called and called a man fondly known as Wayne. But when I say it to friends in passing its more like Wayne . Wayne is the guy’s who hit me insurance rep. Last I knew, his family hadnâ€™t connected anyone regarding this. Meaning, I was the first to call everything in and get the ball rolling. So after leaving messages for Wayne whom had just gone by to see the damage to the cars told me both were totaled. I quickly corrected him that Gwen was in fact not. He said heâ€™d get â€œthe numbersâ€ together and call me in a couple of days because he would be in a meeting all day (seriously any of you who also to claim to all day meetings, do they really exist?). So I called on said day and Wayne didnâ€™t answer is phone. Twice. Then maybe he got the hint in my voice on the message I left him and answered his phone on my finally attempt of the day. He tells me he will send a check for the estimated damages. I remind him that estimate is for simply looking at the car, what if they find more damage inside of Gwen? He says that heâ€™d just pay the shop directly for those cost. Doesnâ€™t make a whole lot of since to me but I donâ€™t have much a choice now do I? And then he has the gulls to say get started on the work soon becasue Im in a rental. Right, because Im the one whos been slow in this process.
My next phone call I needed to make was to the shop to let them know I had the funds to start the work on the car. Rick (no hard feelings really this him. Yet.) at the shop told me that they donâ€™t need the money, they can just start with the work. This is something I could have been told a lot sooner than two weeks after the fact. I tell him all the Wayne told me about if extra damage is found and he said heâ€™d have to make sure with Wayne . Iâ€™m getting more and more evidence that Wayne really doesnâ€™t do well with the phone. So after Rick doesnâ€™t call me back (grrr) I call him and ask what the plans are. He got the same story from Wayne and would order parts and star the work on Monday. I ask when Gwen would be back to herself and he said ether October 10th or 11th. A month without my car and in a stinky rental car. Yes, stinky, it is and no I will not name it to make me like it any more. So there you have it folks, poor Gwen cant get a brake. I will be happy to get my car back and be done with all this car stuff.