The other day, in the midst of our packing to move, a sudden high wind and large hail storm hit. It sounded like a mob was beating our house with golf clubs.
I stood frozen in the family room debating if it was time to hide in the pantry while Fisherhubby stood at the front door shouting "blow it all away so we won't have to move anything!!!"
It did NOT blow it all away.
It DID do damage. Can you see it? HOLES in the siding? Here, let me help you:
Great! Just what we needed, hail damage that will have to be repaired. One more detail to take care of before we leave.
Early the next morning I phoned our insurance agent and got the ball rolling. (Small commercial - - - American Family Insurance is GREAT - - - very helpful - - - very thorough - - - very kind.)
And then THEY descended upon us like flies:
None of them from around here.
There were several more for which we didn't get a card or flyer.
One of them actually prefaced her "pitch" to me with "we are not a storm chasing company."
"Oh really?" thought I - - - "you just HAPPENED to be passing by our house today when you're based over an hour away. Hmmmmmmm interesting coincidence!"
I guess times are tough all over and they're hungry too.
We ignored all of them and called a local contractor whom we know and trust.
Oh - - - and the insurance check is already in our hands. See, I TOLD you American Family was great!
Update on 10/22/10 - - - more "storm chasers" appear daily at our door. One today was from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!!!!! Good grief.