Anyway, on Thursday I should have my car back from the shop. Because of past extremely bad luck, I was carrying rental insurance so at least I'm not paying for the car I'm currently driving -- at least, I'm not paying for it now. However, I do have a $200 deductible, and as I said, it was a three-car accident (I hit the car in front of me hard enough to bump it into the car ahead of it), so I'm assuming that I damaged each of the other cars about as much as I damaged my own. Ergo, it will be interesting to see how much my rates go up when renewal time rolls around.
Maybe one of these days I'll find a way to stop consistently digging myself into financial trouble.