The Verdict is in…

…my car has been written-off. Apparently the cost of repairs would have been about $4000 and the car is insured for less than that. So the hunt for another car begins. And I really need one.

Why, you ask, would someone need a car. Isn’t it a want?

Well, no. Working in the suburbs and living in one without a railway station mean I depend on my car.

And in a month’s time, I’m starting a new position. Which would take me more than 2 hours and two buses and three trains to get to by public transport. And less than an hour by car. It’s within the same organisation but a different department at a different location and suburb. My dream department. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. I’m excited about the position but will really, really need a car by then. And when I’m wrapping up at my current place in order to get all my stuff out.

So yes, the hunt now begins for the car. Wish me luck.

Until next time,


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  • Prateek Gupta
    16 August 2010 at 10:08 am

    Best of Luck

  • BlueMist
    16 August 2010 at 10:09 am

    Good luck. and hope you get the desired one 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    16 August 2010 at 10:29 am

    Thanks Prateek! Not sure if I’ve seen you on here before…so welcome!

  • Psych Babbler
    16 August 2010 at 10:29 am

    Thanks Prateek! Not sure if I’ve seen you on here before…so welcome!

  • Psych Babbler
    16 August 2010 at 10:29 am

    Thanks Misty…I hope so too…fingers crossed

  • starsinmeyes
    16 August 2010 at 10:42 am

    Good luck. You totally need a car dude! why would anyone want to waste that much time? And the new position sounds like a dream one…would be my dream too 😀

  • Ketchup Girl
    16 August 2010 at 11:50 am

    aww baby that sucks!! good luck and here’s hoping we get to see a click of your newest car soon!

  • LadyNoor
    16 August 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Good luck & congratulations for the new position. Hopefully you’ll get things organised within a month time.

  • Titaxy
    16 August 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Best wishes, PB. For the car and the new position 🙂

  • Celestialrays
    16 August 2010 at 1:55 pm

    PB, you won’t believe me, but the same thing happened to my colleague on Wed/Thu and he has already gone and bought a Honda Civic on Sat!
    His words – ‘It was like not having legs man!’ 😀

    Good luck!

  • Psych Babbler
    17 August 2010 at 8:58 am

    Thanks Starry1 And yeah, really need one. Fingers crossed I get it this weekend.

  • Psych Babbler
    17 August 2010 at 8:59 am

    Thanks KG…you probably understand what it’s like with public transport here… =)

  • Psych Babbler
    17 August 2010 at 8:59 am

    Thanks Noor…fingers crossed things get sorted out. Hoping I’m able to get a decent car this weekend…not sure how much longer I can last on public transport…

  • Psych Babbler
    17 August 2010 at 9:00 am

    Thanks T! For both =) Hoping I can find a decent car this weekend…

  • Psych Babbler
    17 August 2010 at 9:00 am

    You’re kidding! Well, like your colleague said…it does feel like not having legs. Or having someone else control your legs… 😛 I hope I can find a car as quickly this weekend!

  • Swaram
    17 August 2010 at 9:15 am

    Wow! The new position sounds so interesting 🙂 Gud luck and congratulations 🙂
    Hope u get a nice car soon 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    17 August 2010 at 9:24 am

    Thanks Swar! You were able to comment without problems this time? Maybe it was the previous design then. Thanks again…and yeah, I’m hoping I can get a car this weekend…

  • Magali
    17 August 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Sad about your car 🙁
    Hope you get a nice new one. Don’t forget to tell us which one you buy! I’d like to know your choice in cars.

  • Roy
    18 August 2010 at 9:03 am

    Well good luck with the car! This is my first visit to your blog and I’ve been reading around a bit. I’m glad I’ve found another blog about random interesting topics (i liked your Social NOTworking entry alot!), they’re very hard to find in this maze of weblogs!

  • Aditya
    18 August 2010 at 5:36 pm

    All the best! Am here finally after a long time. Hope you are doing good. 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    19 August 2010 at 9:16 am

    I hope so too Mags! Fingers crossed. I love Toyotas but at this stage I’m not too fussed…whatever hatchback fits my budget and runs well will be bought! That may be a Toyota or a Holden or a Ford.

  • Psych Babbler
    19 August 2010 at 9:17 am

    Welcome Roy! Thanks for the best wishes. And thanks for the lovely comment about the blog. =) Do leave a link so I can check out your blog as well… =) Keep visiting!

  • pallavi
    2 September 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Congrats PB and all the very best 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    5 September 2010 at 10:37 am

    Thanks Pal! =)

  • Psych Babbler
    16 September 2010 at 12:27 am

    Thanks Pal! =)