Just one first world problem after another

First, there was the deer incident that totaled my Sentra. I got enough from the insurance claim for a decent down payment on a new Subaru Impreza

Next, our dog was attacked by the neighbor’s dog. He’s doing well two weeks after surgery.

Now, last night while driving home from work, I find myself in the wake of a truck on I-435 that is throwing debris. A piece of that debris struck my windshield, resulting in this:

So now, my brand new car will need a brand new windshield.

I ought to know something about auto glass. Until last year, my family owned a glass business, and my dad was the one in charge of the automotive side. Even though he’s now retired and the company sold, my brother still works there as a auto glass technician.

When I file my claim with the insurance company, I will explicitly specify Kennedy Glass to install the windshield, and ask the new owners of the business that still bears our family name to assign this to my brother.

A New Car!

As I previously mentioned, I had an incident with a deer out on US 24 last week that totaled my 2013 Sentra. After having the insurance payout confirmed, it was time to get a car.

The new ride is truly new – a 2019 Subaru Impreza, purchased today from Olathe Subaru.

It is my first truly “new” car and the first car bought new in the Kennedy house in over 30 years.

It’s equipped with all the latest safety bells and whistles – so if another deer crosses my path, I may have a chance of not running into it.

I didn’t get push button start like the Sentra, but it did come with heated seats and all-weather floor mats.

I also wanted to avoid my 4th red car in a row – I went with white.

Next steps: Add this car to the insurance policy ✅, get a K-Tag ✅, and get ready for some car payments.