I finally got it back from the repair shop yesterday, after nearly four weeks. They did a beautiful job. From the back, it looks brand new!
The repair cost about $8900, not counting the cost of the rental car. I was lucky that the other driver's insurance paid for the whole thing!
Jem [had] taken one look at the automobiles on the road they’d reached half an hour after their emergence from the stones on Ocracoke and stood transfixed, a huge grin spreading across his face as the cars whizzed past him.That's very much the way I feel today. I'm so relieved to be able to drive my own car again. VROOM!!
"Vroom,” he’d said contentedly to himself, the trauma of separation and time travel [....] apparently forgotten.
(From AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 26, "Stag at Bay". Copyright© 2009 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)