My review for USAA Insurance – one of the best with Al Serra Body Shop and Enterprise rent a car

Now, this review of USAA is up. It took me a while before writing this as I was too busy at work. I am not compensated on this. I just want to give them some good credits of how good they are in taking care of their clients.

This is my story:

I had a car accident last July 11, 2015 as what I’ve wrote here in my blog article. I filed a claim with USAA Tuesday July 14, 2015 at around 11:51am or so and it took me around 42 minutes and few seconds to speak with Mr. Austin B as he had a recorded conversation with me.

By July 16, 2015, Ms. Teresa called me up and she said to me that there will be a person who will visit me at my place to see my vehicle for estimate. I waited for it and I am grateful that on July 20, 2015 Silvester N. visited me at my place to check my vehicle. I told him that it is different this year than last year as I visited Al Serra Body Shop for the estimate and it took me around 2 months for the repair of my vehicle as I also had a car accident with a USAA insurance holder last year. But this year and I am praying that this will be the last (with God’s protection), this year is quicker. It is just matter of days for me to have some repairs of my car.

Anyway, Mr. Silvester N. estimated my car damages around 4k+ and he said that USAA will send the check to me and so that I can pay it to Al Serra. I thanked him for helping me out. After he gave me a printed copy of the estimate, I immediately called up Al Serra for the repair and the man that I spoke with asked me to visit them by the next day.

 

 

 

So on July 21, 2015 at around 8:19am I arrived in Al Serra Body Shop with my vehicle, left my key and my estimate paper. I spoke with the lady in Al Serra and she said that USAA is one of her favorite insurance companies coz they are big and they are one of the best. I was happy to hear about it but I said to her that I hope this would be my last car accident as I don’t want to have a fear in driving around.

I am thankful for the free car repair and I couldn’t ask for more about it. But the fear of having an accident, no one will give me a fee for it. And even if there’s a fee for that, the fear and the trauma will still be with me for quite a while. Like the time I had my first car accident in the parking lot, and so right now, I am very cautious in finding a parking space away from other vehicles anywhere I will park. And for this one, I am very cautious and fearful in crossing left most especially if I’ll see some huge traffic cones.

Anyway, going back to USAA, Al Serra, and all, I’ve waited for enterprise rent a car to pick me. And it took me just few minutes in waiting for the free SUV car rental. It’s a Jeep Cherokee. I had it July 21, 2015 until July 29, 2015.

To sum up, I am thankful to God, my Angels, and to all who helped me in fixing my vehicle as quickly as possible. I am so thankful to USAA and its employees for everything. I am also thankful to Al Serra for the good job in fixing my car. And thanks also to Enterprise for the nice SUV and for the free pickup.

I am praying that this would be the last accident that I have had. I am praying for safety every day for myself and for everyone else.

Thank you so much oh God!

 

(Getting my car at Al Serra Body Shop)


Returning the SUV at Enterprise

What to do when having car accident

I had an accident around 7:33-7:34pm as per the time of the photos that I took using my phone. Good thing that time, I still had battery and my phone was still working.

The accident occur when I did a left turn Austin Bluff Road and Academy. I didn’t know that the 3rd lane was closed and there were huge cones on it. So, I stop right there and then upon seeing those huge cones. Then all of a sudden there were burgundy or red car that bumped the back of my car. I was shocked and I wasn’t able to move. Then the guy got near my window and he asked me if I was okay and that if possible we will park at the nearby parking lot. I wasn’t sure where to park then. But before moving away from the incident, I took few photos of it.

When I was at the parking a lot, the guy asked me why I stopped in the middle of the road when the light was green. So, I told him that there’s cone and I didn’t want to bump on it. He said it’s my fault coz I should not stop in the middle of the road. When he was accusing me, I was done talking to him. Instead, I called up my husband to know what number to dial in reporting the accident. Then I dialed the phone number of the police and report it. I was just waiting for the officer to come coz I didn’t want to talk to people who will accuse me of something. At the time I was in the state of shock. I just refused to cry because it’s done already.

Upon talking to the operator, I asked her if it’s my fault coz the guy said it’s my fault, and she said that as per Colorado traffic law it is the fault of the one at the back. So, with that, I was just waiting for the police for several minutes coz the operator said they’re quite busy since it’s already night time. Good thing the police officer came and I filled up the form. When he said that I can go and I was already set, it was then I drove home. But I was still blank and still like floating on air.

Right now, I am a bit fine. I hope that everything will be settled with my insurance and the insurance of the other party. Hope my car will be repaired as so soon as possible.

What to do when having car accident
1. Presence of mind
2. Take some photos as proof
3. Prepare your driver’s license
4. Prepare your insurance
5. Call the police hotline
6. When police officer comes, you need to fill up the form
7. If other party accused you, it’s better to be silent and just wait for the police

(Note: I just covered some part of my photos to protect both parties.)

#caraccident #caraccidentAcademyAustinBluffJuly112015

DOT certification training

All jobs require a certain level of training. The better quality of training a person receives, the more productive employee they will be. Therefore, many companies are learning that if they invest more money in the training process of their employees, it will benefit them down the road. A training video is a great tool to help people learn about the job they will be performing. By watching a video, they can see people performing the various tasks that their job will involve. Training videos are also essential to demonstrate proper safety and security procedures. Here is how to learn more about training videos.

Contact companies that use training videos

The vast majority of major companies require their employees to watch various training videos when they are first hired. Therefore, it should not be a problem for you to get some leads on where to obtain training videos for your business. Some videos can be used by many different companies, such as a DOT certification training video. Other companies hire a video production company to make a custom training video specifically for their company. You will need to figure out which type of training video you require.

Contact training video production companies

If you decide that you want to have a custom training video produced for your company, your first order of business will be to contact companies that specialize in producing these videos. With so many companies having their own training videos produced these days, there are no shortage of production companies to choose from. Take a look at some of the websites of these production companies. They should have examples of videos they have produced for other clients. If these videos are to your liking, schedule an appointment with the company to discuss the things you want your training video to contain. They will then give you a quote of how much the video will cost to produce. You should visit as many of these production companies as you can. Compare their fees, then decide which one you want to go with. You can then start casting actors to appear in your video.

Successful journey of over 2k Miles – #ManitouIncline – Manitou Springs Colorado

June 17, 2015 my friend and I decided to hike at Manitou Incline Colorado which has over 2k steps. We went there like almost 10am. When we reached we were having a hard time finding a parking lot. We had to turn twice in that area just to wait for a vacant pay parking. When we had our turned, we were one of the happy hikers. We started hiking at around 11:30am and we finished around 3:30pm going the back home.

It was like a torture for us coz we were first timer. There were stairs wherein we have to almost crawl in going up just to reach the top of the trail. First timers in hiking trail like this would be having a hard time and lots of muscle spasms afterwards. But for the regular hikers, it would be easy for them. There was even one man, maybe he was trying to lose weight as he was running back and forth on the trail and it’s just easy for him.

Given the chance, I will hike in this Manitou Incline again but I have to be early like before 6am so that I can find a good parking area and I need to finish early. But I don’t want to go down at the back portion as it was too long in there. If I will have to get down from there, I need to run fast so as to reach the bottom of the mountain quick. With my 2nd hike there, I think I will try to go down on the stairs again. Though it’s a bit steep but I know I can as I am used to walking and hiking the mountains when I was younger. And that would be easy for me.

To sum up, I loved the hike as it is like I am connecting with God’s nature which is away from all of the high technology of the modern world. It was just refreshing! Thanks God it was a successful journey of over 2k miles.

 Thanks God, we are able to find a parking space after turning around the 2nd time.

 Start of the hike

 Hiking up!  Keep moving forward!  No going up unless you reached the top of Manitou Incline (over 2k steps).

 Reaching the top of the incline was so refreshing!

 Resting and taking photo of #ManitouIncline

Reaching the top of #ManitouIncline Colorado in Manitou Springs – more than 2k steps!

Locating the Perfect Business Storefront

Although many businesses prefer the virtual stage of the Internet, other companies still need concrete visibility within a storefront. Whether you offer retail sales or other services, locating the perfect storefront can be a challenge even in the largest cities. As a business owner, you must consider several factors influencing this location choice to ensure a high return on your leasing investment.

Complement Immediate Business Neighbors

If you sell furniture, you don’t want to locate the business in a computer-repair section of town. A major part of locating the right storefront area is complementing local businesses. Construction supply companies are perfectly located near a heavy machinery rental yard, for example. With this concept in mind, you benefit your business and other companies nearby. Enhancing the local economy is part of good business practices that pay off for everyone in the immediate area.

Street Visibility

It’s simple to click here on a website page and gain visibility, but storefronts require much more thought before you move in. Get familiar with the town or city for your business. Understand where all the main streets and traffic reside. You want your business to be located with like-minded companies, but on a busy road for visibility. Even with excellent word-of-mouth and stellar service, your business can topple without a face on a main street.

Hiring Leasing Professionals

Make the building search much easier by hiring leasing professionals. These real estate experts understand the local economy and land divisions. After an interview with you and other management, they can piece together several smart leasing deals that work for your particular industry. Working with real estate professionals takes some of the legwork out of finding that perfect location and streamlines a rapid move-in process.

Don’t visit a location just once during your storefront search. Take a number of looks at various times in the day. Visit during a weekday morning, afternoon and even into the night. Weekend visits are even necessary if you’re open these days. Ideally, you want a building with safety and access as top priorities. Business can flourish from that point on.

Recycle dryer sheets

Today, I am going to share to you about how to use the dryer sheets and this I found in this yahoo link – http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dont-throw-dryer-sheets-away-234400083.html. It says that there are at least 45 different ways to recycle dryer sheets.

As for me, I recycled my dryer sheets by using it at least twice or thrice. In that way, I can save in buying new boxes of dryer sheets. Sometimes, I’ve got to use it in wiping my leather shoes. I think, it is how you want to use it.

And reading this yahoo link, it gives me more idea of how I would recycle my used dryer sheets.
1. Clean bugs off from car
2. Ward off bugs – I do love this one as I didn’t know that it repel mosquitoes. So from now on, I’ll have to put dryer sheets in my pockets and my kids pocket and I’ll see if this is effective.
3. Start a fire – I think this is useful during bb-q time or perhaps having a fireplace at home patios.
4. Freshen your car – yes I’ve been doing this and it works for me.
5. De-static hair – I’ve got to try this when I can find static hairs on my kids and I’ll see if this will work.
6. Deodorant marks – I’ve got to test this one too.
7. Get rid of static clings
8. Take off glitter nail polish – I don’t love nail polish so I think I cannot test this one
9. Vacuum cleaner bags – will try this one
10. Keeps clothes fresh – yes I’ve been doing this. I put used or even new dryer sheets in the cabinets.
11. Deodorize shoes – will do this one
12. Deodorize dirty clothes – will try this one out
13. Freshen a room – will try this too
14. Deodorize a diaper bag – haven’t try this but I think it will work
15. Make books smells fresh
16. Freshen your pillowcase
17. Keeps drawings smelling good

And so much more…for the rest of the 45 different ways to use your dryer sheets, just visit this link – http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dont-throw-dryer-sheets-away-234400083.html.

Get your home renovation quote now

When you do not love your home or its form does not match its function, forget about selling it. All you need to fall in love with your home again is a renovation. Getting home renovation quotes from multiple contractors is the smart way to get the best price. Here are four tips for getting an accurate quote.

Have an Idea of What You Want

You do not need to have your entire renovation mapped out in your mind, but you do need to have at least some idea of what you want. A contractor can help you iron out the details, but you should at least know if you want new counters or an entire gutting and revamping.

Know Your Budget

Most contractors will do their best to work within your budget, provided it is realistic for your anticipated project. If you want new flooring and only have a certain amount to spend, be sure to let the contractors know. They will then be able to choose the right materials to include in their quote.

Listen to the Experts

A good contractor will not complete a project that will not last. If you are told that you need structural work or some other type of renovation to make your project ideas feasible, listen up. It does not make sense to get a quote for a project if it is going to need to be redone in the long run.

Get Multiple Quotes

Contractors charge different prices. Getting multiple quotes will help give you an idea of what is fair and what is not. Sites like Renovationexperts.com allow you to submit your project idea and get quotes from multiple contractors by filling out a single form. You will not have to waste time making phone call after phone call when you use a site like this.

Getting an accurate quote is the first step to turning your house into the home you love. Follow these tips to get the quotes you are looking for. When you do, you are sure to choose the right contractor for the job.

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