Friday, May 30, 2008

LoJack Works ... Sort Of

Apparently LoJack is only good for locating your car if it is actually stolen. They cannot help you locate your car if say ... it is relocated by the police because a crane fell and caused your car (with you in it) to be damaged by falling debris resulting from said crane falling.That's just one of the "dings." Something hit the second row door on that side with enough force to damage the runner and there is a nice dent over my gas tank door. There are some other minor dents and scrapes. Yeah, I have absolutely no idea what actually hit the car. I saw the crane falling, swerved to avoid it and, apparently managed to do so.

The entire incident, including my swerve and the crane missing my car, was witnessed by an angel looking out of her apartment window. She saw the car stop and ran down to the car, and stayed with me for a good two or more hours until just before Mike arrived. Yes, I sent her flowers.

Yes, I'm o.k. and the damage to the car is totally repairable and, except for my deductible, covered by my insurance. And GEICO says that they will attempt to recoup their outlay and my deductible from the responsible party. Yup, sometime 10 years from now I'll get a check for my deductible and Mike and I will have a very nice dinner. 'Cause that's as far as it will go that far down the road.

*The title of this post is due to my LoJack going off and calling me to say my car was in motion. That was about 40 minutes after the Detective called to say that I could finally have it back and about 5 minutes before I actually arrived back on the scene (by bicycle, of course). Took another hour and a half before I finally located my car. LoJack only works if you actually report your car stolen. Not if the police relocate it for more benign reasons.

11 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, Devorah! I don't know what to say except I'm so glad you're OK. What a horror!

Susan said...

OMG! When I heard about it, I started to call your cell but figured that wouldn't be cool since you'd be at work. You know I always think anything that happens in NYC is about you. I'm soooo glad you're ok! And please angel person..thank you so much!

StringPlay said...

I visit often and found you through Mary (Snit 'n Knit). SO glad you are unhurt.

Kristen said...

How frightening, and sad that more workers have died in such an accident. I'm glad you are OK, though I bet it gives you the shakes to think back on it.

sloth-knits said...

Yeowch! I'm so glad you're okay. It's terrible that there have been so many crane collapses in NYC recently.

Dave Daniels said...

WOW, I'm so glad you are ok. Was that the crane at 91st and First? We saw it on the new lastnight, and it looked pretty bad. The building is a mess, too. I'm glad you made it out safely, and happy you had an angel there for you.

Cookie said...

Thank goodness you're alright!

I saw the reports on the crane yesterday morning and wondered where it happened in relation to you and your family.

At least, you got the car back, yes?

XO

Dee said...

That must have been incredibly scary. I'm glad you are okay and only the car suffered any injury.

Hope it gets fixed quickly. When I heard the story on the news, I said a little prayer that you were out of harms way.

Cat said...

OMG hon I am so absolutely glad you are okay. Is this one of the cranes that was on all the news stations? We've heard about two so far and each time I hear of something happening in the city I think of family and friends and say a little prayer. Thank you sweet Angel for watching.

Hugs!!!!

Penny said...

oh devorah! my stupid head said "I know no one who *lives* in that area, a few blocks west but not there" ...

stupid head.

{{{HUGS}}}

and again

{{{HUGS}}}

Ina said...

Thank goodness you swerved in the right direction! I'm very glad you're OK. (((((hugs)))))