Total loss. That is the final verdict and the unavoidable fake of the Lost and Tired family van.
The updated estimate came back this evening and was in the neighborhood of $3700. Keep in mind that the idiots that stole the van only had it for about 2 hours. I haven’t quite decided if this is a good thing or not. It’s bad for obvious reasons. However, depending on what the settlement ends up being, it could be a step in the right direction.
I produced all the receipts for repair work we have had completed on the van in the past 12 months alone. The receipts totaled out to $6,610. They said they will take that into account and give me a number some time tomorrow.
Hopefully, it’s enough to go car shopping.
I have decided not to be angry anymore about this. The boys are worried enough and they can pick up on my emotions.. If I can take a positive approach to this whole mess then the boys will hopefully absorb some of that positiveness as well.
Lead by example. That’s what I’m choosing to do with this.