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Apr 16 2011

April Showers Bring Tears

So far, April has been a pretty lousy month. I got into a car accident and my wonderful Roxy Red Prius is now in car heaven. The frame was bent in the accident, so Geico had it totaled. The accident is technically my fault as the oncoming party did not have a stop sign; however, I feel like it was a bit unfair as I couldn’t tell if the cross-street was a 2 or 4 way stop due to a tree, and nobody was coming down the hill when I pulled out. Regardless, two cars collided. Both the other driver and I are fine. Her car was made of super-metal or something, because it was barely dented. WTF?!

Anyhow, Geico only gave me Kelly Blue Book value for my car, which does not take into consideration the inflated gas prices and tsunami driving the prices of used Prii up! I can’t find a 2007 Prius with all of the features I had for under $24,000! Geico only gave me $17,900. Ugh! After days of crying, searching, and test driving smaller / cheaper cars, I decided on a Honda Fit. Kyle found one for me in Torrance that was within my price range; so, today, we went to see it. It is great! I bought it on the spot. I don’t have navigation or a back up camera anymore, but that’s life… It is super cute!

In other news, my job is not secure as the Principal is holding open interviews for ALL staff positions in order to find the perfect staff for 2011/2012 school year. I hope to be selected, but he did say he wants “experts,” and since I am a new teacher, we’ll see if he’s willing to make an exception. I will know by mid-may after my interview.

Also, I have a 75 page document due to UCLA by May 6th, which I am nowhere done with. In fact, I’ve only had the time and ability to do about 25% of it thus far. I am truly overwhelmed.

Needless to say, I have been depressed. But at least good things are coming. I am looking forward to the happy tears I will have at Elysia & Kalen’s wedding at the end of the month. :) Kyle’s 30th birthday is on May 7th, and I am going to be heading up to my timeshare in Tahoe for the 4th of July. I hope things only get better from here…