The estimate on repairing my car keeps going up. BOTH front frame rails will be replaced, and a laundry list of other items that spans three pages, including painting both front doors (and the entire front end), removing the engine and suspension and seats and steering and dash, and replacing reservoirs for several things, and my battery, and the fender and the hood and the lights. Apparently, the whole car is one big fascinating onion to the mechanic and insurance adjuster - they keep peeling back parts and finding more damage. One of the things that will be replaced is the front left airbag, which did not go off. The suspicion is because I was at a complete stop, the impact was JUST BARELY below what it takes to trigger it. But they're replacing it anyway.
It still does not quite total my (nearly new!) car, and I am assured that what I will get back will be a completely like-new, fully repaired, totally rebuilt vehicle that will still be under warranty and drive me very safely around.
It's also going to take at least a month.
I do get a rental, if I want it, but I have to pay $22/day to upgrade to a 4WD, which is what I'd need where I live. I may do that a few times here and there, but for the most part, I am going to be one big homebody for the next month.
Now, I think I'm going to go write about a daring rescue and stab some bad guys with sharpened rusty pipes to make me feel better.