Tuesday, 12 September 2006, 10:36:56 EDT

I suppose I should post a followup on the situation with my truck. I have had the damage repaired. I took it to a body shop last Tuesday morning and picked it up last Thursday morning. They did a good job for a fair price. It isn't possible to look at the truck and tell that there was ever any damage. However, when I tried to open the door from the outside the next morning it wouldn't open. The inside handle operates just fine and the outside one was working the day before. I imagine something came loose.

As to who might have done this, I doubt that I will ever know. Last Tuesday, one of my neighbors stopped me as I was walking up the stairs to my apartment. She said she was sitting out site about 02:00 the previous morning and saw some teenagers causing trouble. She says she saw them throw something into another parking lot and then heard a car alarm. The kids then started running the other direction. As they were running she saw one of them throw something else and she heard something break. I suppose it was my truck. All I know is I had to spend $485 to have it fixed and still have work to do on it.