Solid Perfume Forums General Discussions Hurricane Ivan-need Your Prayers Re: Hurricane Ivan-need Your Prayers

Post count: 874

Hi AR –

What a horrifying situation! You are so very lucky, not to mention the driver of the car that got hit. Am sure it's a memory that returns from time to time! <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

And thank you all for your good wishes…the hand will be fine…the car can be repaired….the tree…well, we'll see what happens. I'd just like it out of the yard at this point. But I must say here that for as upsetting as it was….one tree and one car…I cannot imagine what the people in Florida, Alabama and up the east coast are going through. Both mentally and physically.

One thing that has me more than a little upset…for insurance purposes I have to get 3 estimates (written) to have the tree removed. Now, estimates have always been free (at least here they are.) However, much to my surprise, the estimates now cost anywhere from $300 to $500 each. I do hope that those that have suffered great losses are not being charged outrageous prices just for estimates…these people cannot even find their insurance policies…

To me, this is a case of taking advantage of a bad situation to make money fast, and it's really very sad. If I had a chain saw and a chipper thing, I'd be out there doing it for nothing, just to help get them back on their feet.

Again, thank you to Martha, Phyllis, Jacky, Pat, AR and everyone who wished me well. It was appreciated. You guys are the best!