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Offline stormie

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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1530 on: July 9, 2009, 06:25 PM »
Absolutely digging the weather here this summer. Highs have been upper 70s to low 80s, with lows in the upper 50s. Yeah, a couple of 90s are peppered in, but for the most part extremely mild and enjoyable. Every time I think about moving elsewhere I remind myself about the weather here.
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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1531 on: July 9, 2009, 09:05 PM »
Rob are you still in Dallas? Freaky, since I'm in Austin and we haven't seen any kind of rain since late May when there was a tornado outbreak. 105+ degree weather everyday... :(
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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1532 on: July 9, 2009, 09:49 PM »
Yep, I leave in about 3 weeks.  We haven't had much rain either, this thing came out of no where and was done in 10 minutes.  It was crazy.  Here's a crappy cell-phone photo of the roof of my car from this morning:


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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1533 on: July 14, 2009, 09:49 PM »
The repair estimate came in at $6,138.00.   :-X

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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1534 on: July 14, 2009, 10:18 PM »
Will insurance cover it?
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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1535 on: July 14, 2009, 10:24 PM »
Yep.  My deductible is $200 and I'm going to ask the body shop to go ahead and save me that (on a $6100 repair they should be able to).

They're going to replace the roof, hood, and windshield.  Then they'll do PDR on the passenger side, and do conventional body work on both quarter panels and both doors on the driver's side.  Conventional repair for the hatchback too.

As far as I can tell the only two panels that aren't getting repairs are the bumpers, which are plastic.

So... yeah, thank goodness for insurance.  I've got rental car coverage too.  So as long as they can get it fixed before the move, everything should be okay.
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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1536 on: July 15, 2009, 10:41 AM »
Rob, what do you drive?
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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1537 on: July 15, 2009, 11:04 AM »
It's a Mazda 3, hatchback.

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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1538 on: July 15, 2009, 12:17 PM »
Gotcha, just thinking that $6,100 is a lot for repairs and how that compares to the residual value in the car, but I'm sure your insurance company thought about that too.
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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1539 on: July 15, 2009, 02:18 PM »
Yeah, it was a pretty expensive car and is in really great condition (this round of damage aside)... the miles are still pretty low for an '04 and it's getting close to being paid off.  I'm hoping it'll be my car for 3 or 4 more years and then I can trade it in for a hybrid or electric (if the technology goes that far that quickly).

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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1540 on: July 15, 2009, 03:19 PM »
Maybe they'll introduce wind powered cars for the Chicago market.
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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1541 on: July 17, 2009, 03:46 AM »
It's been hot in the Inland Empire here in So Cal.  I wish it were cooler, but what am I thinking, it's summer time.

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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1542 on: July 17, 2009, 11:05 AM »
Woke up this morning to a bone chilling 55 degrees this morning...it is July isn't it?

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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1543 on: July 17, 2009, 11:15 AM »
Summer finally arrived, yesterday it hit 28.7 °C & today should go to 28°C & tomorrow 27°. We are staying in the mid 20's for the week thus far with late day or evening thunder boomers. 

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Re: How's the weather?
« Reply #1544 on: July 17, 2009, 02:59 PM »
Woke up this morning to a bone chilling 55 degrees this morning...it is July isn't it?

Not in the central prairies my friend.  I feel your pain, we were 48 degrees that same morning.  Whee!
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