Neither Here Nor There

I have lots to post about tonight!

I will start with Baby Boot Camp.  I’ve had some comments from readers who are thinking of doing the same, and let me tell you, it was worth it!  With the exception of one night, the boys have slept through the night every night since I did it!  Sweet bliss!  They still put up a good show when we put them in their cribs, but I’ve noticed once the door is shut, they know it’s time as they are quiet and go to bed like good little monsters.  I don’t know why I didn’t put them through boot camp sooner…  :)

Next is the December 7th accident.  We got the estimate on the Pacifica, and it is around $4,600!  I didn’t think it was that bad, but I guess it is.  Luckily, my insurance is good and they’ve already sent the check for repairs and we’ll take it to the shop Monday.  They’ve also already cut a check for new car seats — again! — and will arrange for a rental.  Too bad it’s going to take a good 2 weeks for the vehicle to be repaired, and I wonder if Christmas is going to slow it down even more?  I hope not! Continue reading »


Sunshine Kids

When our van was totaled back in October, we had two Sunshine Kids Radian 65 car seats, as well as Calista’s Graco Turbo Booster.  When a vehicle is in an accident, the car seats need to be replaced, even if there is no visible damage to them, because there is a risk that the components could have been weakened or compromised in the collision.

Our insurance told us that they would only give $50 per seat, but the Radians are $200 car seats!  Then the insurance agent told me if I could produce the original receipts for the seats, that they would give me the amount I had paid for them.

Normally, I would have these filed nicely in my “receipts” drawer.  For some reason, though, I couldn’t find them.  I started searching online and did locate one of them, but couldn’t remember where I bought the second one. Continue reading »