I was really hoping that the first time I blogged about crossing an item off my 101 in 1001 that it would be to report something great, something successful, some huge positive check off my list.
Unfortunately, my first "cross it off the list" moment is a complete failure.
Remember this post about my car accident in February? And this post about how my insurance premiums have gone through the roof?
I decided to shop our insurance Friday. I literally spent four hours calling six different insurance agencies to see if we could find lower insurance premiums. It was mind numbing. Sharing the same personal information and driving history with six different people...blah....I hated it. But I was hopeful that I could find an insurance carrier that could save us some money - anything - even $10 - $15 a month would make me smile.
By the end of business Friday I had received word from five insurance companies that they could not match our current premiums with State Farm. My accident coupled with a pretty hefty speeding ticket on Steven's MDR puts us in the "high risk" category. Which means - we have to pay dearly.
I held onto one last hope over the weekend....Farm Bureau promised to call and they believed they could possibly save us some money. So I held hope that maybe all my efforts weren't a complete waste.
And yesterday, the agent called and dashed all my dreams. Their premiums would cost us about $40 more a month than State Farm. He was sorry...but there was nothing he could do.
And what did I do? I cried. Because I'm frustrated. Four hours of my time down the drain and we're still stuck with a pretty hefty insurance bill each month. It made me sick on my stomach and the only thing I could think to do was cry about it. Too bad I can't pay my insurance bill with tears - I've got plenty of those to go around.
Yeah - I'm a baby. But it made me feel better. This being an adult thing sucks some days.
So anyway - I've shopped our insurance to see if we could save some money and we can't. Go figure.
Here's hoping that the next item I mark off my 101 list will be a little more positive to report!