Steve called and said his truck was ready to pick up. I suggested he go to Maaco first, check out the truck, pay for the damages, and get his keys (so we wouldn't have to try to rush in and get there before they closed). Great idea, huh?

He was pleasantly surprised to pay less than $300 since our deductible is $500. He had been dreading that payout. Maaco is a really great place to take your vehicles. They are willing to fight your insurance company for parts that are good instead of substandard.

We have been unhappy with our car insurance company for quite some time. Maybe it is time to get a few auto insurance quotes to see if we could get a better company and, hopefully, lower rates.

It's starting to sleet out now, that ought to be grand for driving to Des Moines! Halfmoon