Some assorted notes on the upcoming 4th of July and this weekend.
- Don’t know how I missed this, but as of a few days ago it has been exactly one year since I moved in with Katie. Pretty amazing that it has already been a year. Let’s hope it is a lot more!
- Katie and I both got tomorrow off for a 4-day weekend. Pretty rare that we both get to enjoy a long weekend.
- We are taking advantage of the long weekend and heading up to Sunapee for a few days. I will have computer access of course, gotta love Wi-Fi.
- Did anyone else hear one of the Red Sox owners on the Red Sox Pre-Game show say that the town of Sunapee, NH asked if the World Series trophy could be part of the celebration? I need to find out more! Who would have thought, the world series trophy visiting home?
- After Saturday night, we are coming back to Manchester for a day and then heading out Sunday morning to Hampton for the day/night with Katie’s sister. Should be fun.
- Podcasts rock.
The past few days I have been trying to deal with the issue of my car insurance rates going up.
A day ago I e-mailed the lady at my local State Farm agency who I dealt with a year ago when I first got insurance through them.
The e-mail was long, but basically stated that I was being treated as if I was a 23-year-old punk kid who can’t drive just because of one accident in bad weather when I was only given 50% fault. I told her that my 6+ years of a perfect driving record (never have been pulled over, never until recently got into an accident) should have more bearing in my insurance rate. I also stated that I was far from the typical 23-year-old when it comes to driving safely and that I was very mature. Basically, the odds of me getting into another accident were next to nill for a long time…why jack up my rates so much that I would want to leave?
I then threatened to leave them and go to a competitor who offered a rate very similar to what I was getting before the accident happened.
Well I got an e-mail today back from her. She and another agent sat down and re-read everything about my accident, my driving record, etc. Turns out, they decided that I was not at fault for that accident and that State Farm made a mistake previously. Furthermore, my driving record will be wiped clean and I will regain all of the discounts I lost because of the accident. It will be as if I was never given fault for the accident.
I had always felt that I never had any fault in that accident, where bad weather and me reacting to another car sliding off the road caused me to get into the accident. This finally proves that I was right all along.
The e-mail shocked me. I actually dreaded reading it, thinking the odds of anything good in it being next to nill. Given all of the horror stories you hear about insurance companies, it is nice to once in awhile get ahold of someone who is human and who cares enough to help you out.
I am trying out the Connections theme for WordPress. Pretty cool…
Update: I think I am going to stick with this for a while.
Well I knew the day was coming and it came today. Just got a new renewal notice from my car insurance company and they are jacking up my insurance by $200+ for the next 6 months due to losing my 5 year safe driver discount thanks to my accident in February.
Luckly it doesn’t go into effect until August, so I should have time to shop around for a better deal and argue with my current company.
You would think that an insurance company would treat better a 23-year-old with a perfect driving record (never have been pulled over…never) except for one accident that was caused by bad weather despite being extremely careful to not get into an accident.
I’ll teach them a lesson. I’ll go find a much better deal and they will lose a customer.