Sunday, November 05, 2006

Here's the damage to my car:

I took Friday off to take the car to the BMW-recommended body shop (Bayview Steeles Auto Collision (BSAC)). Their quote is somewhat higher than the Aviva-recommended body shop; so BSAC has to come to an agreement with Aviva. Then I can drop the car off and get a rental. BSAC thinks it will take 8 - 10 days for the repairs. (I have to check if my insurance has a maximum amount for the rental period.)

Friday turned out to be a poor choice of day to take a vacation day. There was a problem with a water main on our street and we received a note late Thursday that our water would be off from 9am - 5pm on Friday. So I was up early on my day off to be out of the house by 9am. We went to Okay Okay for breakfast; then took the car to BSAC.

The rest of the day we had planned to spend shopping for winter clothes. I got most of my stuff from Max's (on the NW corner of Queen and Pape, about one minute from our house). Went to Island Foods for lunch because Heather had never been to this Toronto landmark (the best roti in Toronto). Then shopped briefly on Queen W before calling it a day.

Got back home around 4pm, and the water wasn't on yet. I talked to the water guys out on the street, and they said it wouldn't be on for at least 3 - 4 hours! We had Tony's 40th birthday party to be at at 8pm, so this was a bit of an inconvenience. We freshened up at Maricar's, taking our bathroom baskets and towels to her house like we were going to the spa.

Tony's party was pretty good. We had missed dinner with the water problems, so spent most of the party around the food table. We got home pretty late, around 3:30am.

Saturday was a write-off. We got up around 10am, had breakfast, and went right back to bed. Woke up again around 4pm, in time to run the errands we had planned. We went to Tomi Kro's for dinner, to celebrate Heather completing her latest chapter. It was excellent as usual. We had a different waitstaff, and our usual waiter came over to make sure that our new waitress was taking care of us. She recommended a very good wine match, so we think we'll be in good hands no matter who is serving us in the future.

We lost our hockey game on Thursday, which meant I was 1-2-1 for the week. (Craig and I have a goal to have a 3-0 week). (We had a doubleheader last Sunday, so had four games in the week).

Just watching the rest of the Patriots-Colts game and then I'm going to bed.


  1. Anonymous3:10 PM

    hi, i am going to Bayview & Steeles Auto Collision for car repair, are satisfied with the repair they did for your car?

    Many thansk

  2. yep they did a great job. ended up having to replace the damaged body parts because the car was so new at the time.