No longer did I have to deal with:
- Cleaning up the worn interior stained with the evidence of a decade of eating on the run in addition to being permanently coated with the seemingly magnetic dog hair from Angel.
- Recharging the air-conditioning system that wasn't working very well.
- Getting the off-centered headlights adjusted (after the collision they were "adjusted" to about 3 feet in front of the rest of the car)
The most profitable aspect of the accident happened just 3 days afterwards. I sold the car for it's Kelly Blue Book value.
Well, "sold" isn't the exactly the right world. My insurance company (the one with the gecko) declared the Vue a "total loss" and gave me a check.
It was one of the quickest and easiest car insurance claim settlements that I have ever had. I want to give a big "thanks" to the local adjuster he was very efficient and professional.
So at this point I am rather unexpectedly faced with shopping for a car. This is different than the last time Paula & I had to buy a car (see September 15, 2011 post).
Now I am a position where I can take my time to find the vehicle that meets my needs, both present and future. More on that and my shopping experience in my next post.