Spent the last few days hanging out in the driveway of old friends, Jo-Anna and Mike and their beautiful daughter Adia.
Jo & Mike used to rent my basement apartment many, many years ago when I lived in Toronto. And Adia was just a wee little munchkin then. She’s 14 years old now.
They now have a lovely house of their own in Barrie, Ontario.
Jo took to Bennie right away – but then again who doesn’t !!
Adia has a little pup of her own – Abby.
But Abby doesn’t like to play like Bennie does so Adia had a great time playing with him.
Abby and Bennie got along quite well – once territories were set and who was the Boss was determined. I think Bennie won that argument.
Mom and Daughter…
Note the serious and determined look on little Abby’s face…..protecting HER bed !
Well she had good reason to be – ‘cause look who took over….
And made himself quite comfortable I might add….
I assigned Adia the job of re-filling all of my drinking water containers – one that she took quite seriously and completed very well.
I’m going to be residing at the Dealership (Hitch House) for the next two weeks while my rig is being repaired from the INCIDENT.
I’ve spent the last days dealing with the Insurance Company, Adjusters, Appraisers etc. FIGHTING with the Insurance Company is more like it. It turns out my deductible is $2,000 !!! AND that’s not even the worst of it – there is no provision in my Insurance for accommodations while the rig is being repaired !! AND my premiums on both the RV and my Honda CRV (that is still in NL) are going to increase for the next SIX YEARS.
Could have knocked me over with a feather. I’ve been dealing with this Insurance Company for at least 30 years; have had all my previous homes and vehicles insured with them; still have the Condo, the CRV, the Harley and the RV insured with them. Have NEVER had a claim – ever !! And they are going to increase my premiums !!??
I was beating myself up for having such a high deductible thinking “I” had chosen this in order to lower my monthly payments – but no, it turns out ‘they’ assign this high deductible because of the high cost of the rig.
I’ve spent hours on the phone with different people escalating this – with no success so far.
The Manager at the Hitch House really came through this afternoon and told me they do have a rig I can stay in during the repairs. This is not something they do because there is an RV Rental place right on their premises and people usually rent an RV during repairs – because their insurance covers it.
So it’s been a stressful few days.