Went around to a few body shops this weekend for estimates, and the Volvo’s front end damage looks like around $2,000. That assumes there’s no damage underneath the bumper. There’s a huge piece that holds both front lights in place, and if it’s broken, that’s another $800. Ouch.
I realized that getting this car fixed is going to cost more than my first two or three cars cost (individually, not added together). Wow. Thank goodness for insurance. Geico has been great, taking care of everything, aside from a few errors in scheduling.
This weekend, I finally got around to landscaping the backyard with pine bark nuggets. I started building an ambitious 12′ long planter that’s turning out pretty well, better than I’d hoped. I’ve been taking digital pictures through the process so I could put up a page on how to build a similar one. I’ve been disappointed by the low number of free woodworking plans available on the internet. I guess I should probably do something about that.