We found out a week or so ago that the Subaru is a total loss. Our insurance company is cutting us a check for about 24K, roughly $1000 short of what I think they should be cutting us a check for, but it could be a lot worse. For a while, I thought they were going to build us a new psuedo-Subaru from non-OEM parts. We test drove a 2019 Subaru Outback and a 2019 Honda CRV today. They were very similar. Each had a few advantages and disadvantages, but I feel like they’re fairly comparable. Any thoughts on which compact SUV to purchase? The one thing we are doing differently is spending on safety features as needed. That really ends up being about $1000 for the Subaru, which isn’t bad. For that you get lane cross detection, blind spot detection, and a few other features. Having been in the crash has made me more paranoid about being in another one, but I don’t think there’s anything human or computer could have done from my vehicle to prevent it. Looking at the bright side, new car. Fun, right?
Amusing conversation with B and L. I’ve been plowing through the treehouse books for the two girls. L is not a huge fan, but B absolutely loves them. Our two nightly chapters are seriously a highlight of her day. We’re on something like Book 18 – the Titanic. We finish the chapter with everyone boarding the lifeboats and both girls look terrified.
Me: B, are you scared?
B: Yes, but not really because I’ve looked through the book lots and lots of times and I know they didn’t get sinked.
So cute. I love her turn of phrase. You’d think by book 18 they’d have figured out everything always works out for them!