My Repair Bill

By | February 7, 2008

Fender benderI have limited auto body experience. In fact I am pretty illiterate when it comes to vehicles. I know enough to maintain it and meet regular checkups, but that is the extent of my knowledge.

One thing I have learned these past two winters is that a small crack usually means there is something else broken and the cost for repair is double what you expect.

The estimate came in on the Jetta and it was over $2,000. Because this will be done through insurance the cost does not directly affect me, but I would never have guessed it would be that much. It is always more than just small piece of plastic that is damaged. There are large, molded pieces that require bracings and often hide other things under the surface that need to be replaced or repaired.

PC Alberta

It is election time! On Tuesday, the day following Stelmach’s election announcement, there were candidate signs on the side of the road. I have to give the members of that campaign party for getting them up so fast.

This feels like a fairly important election and I will do my homework and make an effort to vote. My feeling is that there is much to be desired about the current government.

Alberta is a fairly strong province financially and if properly maintained, could be better. Our natural resources are only going to last for so long, and without future consideration we could be left without much control over what happens up North.

Other things to consider are Stelmach’s election victory over Dinning and Morton, recent disappointment regarding energy royalties and constant criticism with regards to not focusing on important topics like health care, provincial development or savings. All of this added together tells me something needs to be done.

For as long as I can remember Alberta has always been under some form of PC control and history would dictate that trend will continue. My only hope is that if they continue to lose seats then the message should become clear about what Alberta wants.

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