Sunday, 19 October 2008

Waiting!!!!

Well, here I am again and still waiting for the money from the insurance company!! I phoned them friday only to be told they are still in enquiry mode!! As I was phoning from reception at work I could not go into details so I will be phoning tomorrow morning and saying 'what the hell do you mean enquiry mode?' .............Now I (along with many others) was of the belief that once an offer on a write off is made, when you are fully comprehensive, that once all the relevant documents have been received by the insurance company (i.e. service docs, mot, vehicle registration etc) then you gets your cheque and all is hunky dory with the world and they continue with getting their monies back after they have paid you out!!! Or am I wrong???? No I did not think so..........so tomorrow someone is going to get an earful as it is causing no end of trouble with Rob and I car sharing, not to mention all the added miles/wear and tear on his car bearing in mind he works some 16 miles away and I am having to take him to and from work so I can use his car whilst he is at work - 2 round trips of a total of 32 miles each time so at the moment we are averaging 80 miles a day - (the bus service in this neck of the woods is hopeless!!!) to do all the weekly errands and getting to & from my work!! This coming week is going to be fun as he is on early start so I will be having to get up with him at 5.30 a.m!!! and collect him in my lunch hour which is 1.30 - 2.30 .......I end up eating on the go!!! If I am wrong regarding the fully comp insurance aspect then please correct me, but I am sure I am right!!

I spent the evening cake making yesterday as Rob was out at a gig and I could not leave Sascha for all that time (9 hours) if I had gone in his car - I usually follow on later and then leave to come home earlier if I have my own car.............apparently I missed out on a damn good evening...Arrgh!!! My cakes turned out lovely so that is a plus, only drawback is that Rob keeps wanting to eat them (mainly the chocolate one) so I have put a padlock on the cake tin, LOL!!!!

As I write Rob is installing a new safety gate for Sascha's benefit!!! We leave her in the kitchen when we are at work but as there is no door from the kitchen into the conservatory we have a safety gate to stop her getting into the conservatory; the old safety gate is now too small so Rob had put some old fence trellis on top of the gate to stop her jumping the fence, LOL!! All well and good and it has been working but she has now discovered that if she gnaws at the wood it will eventually disappear (she so far has not got splinters thank goodness!!!) and she can then jump over again (yes she has grown that much!!) !!! We have now got an extra tall gate from the pet shop and in theory it should stop her but as it is a different fixing system it is proving difficult to get it to stay in place (the old one you could bolt into the wall....this one you cannot!!) and she just may push it over!!! The only reason we have not got a door there is that we cannot find a chippy (carpenter) to do it for a reasonable price.....we have the door, the 'furniture' and can get the frame so all they would have to do is fit the darn thing but I refuse to pay in excess of £150.00p for a couple of hours work!!! Someone has said they would do it for us but as it is a friend of a family member, trying to pin them down is a nightmare! The only reason Sascha cannot go in the conservatory at the moment is 'cos Rob has some band equipment in there and she may chew it .......we are going to be selling it so once it is gone she can go in there again.

Anyway, I am off to make a cuppa and put dinner on (roast gammon, cauliflower cheese & new potatoes, followed by a small piece of my choccy cake I made last night!!)......by the way talking of food,...... I have lost nearly 2stone now so I am feeling quite good about myself and have been slimmer of the week 3 times now; I just missed last months slimmer of the month by 1lb but runner up is quite good!!! I have given up proper chocolate (galaxy, lindt....etc.) completely now and Rob does not know but the cakes made last night were done with low fat butter and canderel & he loves them saying they are my best ever, tee hee!!!!

Loads of love

Joan xxxxxxx

13 comments:

Jeannette said...

Not being a driver myself I am not sure whether you are correct or not but you probably are. All insurance companies are the same, they happily take your money but never want to pay out!!! You are going to have a tiring week.

Lainey Laine said...

That's good fat fighter cakes!!! yay!!! I need some of those. We all made Harry Potter cakes last night - that was with my 15 year old and his friend! We are making Chocolate muffins tonight! yay xxxx
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Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

We have the very same problems with insurance companies in the US also. It takes them forever to settle a claim. They seem to not care that the customer is left high and dry.

A low fat chocolate cake...yum. I've been watching also but have had to keep up walking to lose anything. Your dinner sounds wonderful. xx

Marie said...

Congrats on your slimming Joan! Way to go you!!! I think insurance companies are a big pain in the patootie! They sure don't mind taking your money but boy oh boy when they have to pay out they sure like to drag their heels!

Jan said...

Hey well done losing your weight ,hope you manage to get the gate fixed cant help with the legalities of the car insurance thing ,but hope you dont have to wait much longer ,hope you are all well ..love Jan xx

Jenny said...

We must have had the only labrador that never chewed anything when he was home alone.
Jenny <><

Jeannette said...

I hope you get the insurance sorted Joan. Nice to see you over here! I've started a new public blog here too, just getting used to it. That's a lot of money to pay to get a door hung but all the time people are willing to pay that's what they'll charge! Jeannette xx http://jeannettesnewtravels.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

What is it with insurance companies Joan, they take so long sorting things out, after all, they take our money quickly enough! You`ve completely given up chocolate? I know you love the stuff so I can only say, well done you. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

Kath said...

Hope things soon work out with the insurance Grrr It boils my blood when they mess folks around.Too many too quick to take our funds but not so quick on the returns..I hope the larger gate works lol!! Well done on the weigh loss.I bet you feel great.CLAP CLAP.Sorry my comment is late Iv'e been away from home again,so it's catch up time .Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Aileen said...

I've found you, slowly making my way around Blogger.
Brilliant weightloss,2 stones would just suit me :>)
I've 'moved in', but have to get settled
Aileen....X

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Don't know what it is with insurance companies!!! we've had good and bad...in September our son totaled his truck..(went off the side of a mountain and landed upside down in a creek....he walked away!) Insurance company settled within 2 weeks!! Hang in there.....

Kath said...

Just catching up after my long break and popped in Joan to wish you and yours "A Very Happy New Year 2009" Thankyou for your kind words throughout 2008 and comments much appreciated.I hope you are well being as you havn't posted for quite a time."HAPPY NEW YEAR"
Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Angie said...

Hi Joan! It's ages since I've been here but I wanted to wish you and Rob and Sacha A very happy new year. Obviously the post I'm ;ooking at is from last year so I hope by now they have coughed up on your claim. Hope too that you're all well and happy at your house. Catch up soon.
love, Angie, xx
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