It doesn't matter if they reimburse me for all of my expenses.
The $500 deductible for the repairs is partly to blame. The $500+ for the rental car is partially to blame. The fact that I wasn't offered a single shift this week from Got Light is partially to blame.
I'll be reimbursed for the rental car, but it won't be in time to help fund the trip.
This reality is far more disappointing than any thought of leaving the Bay Area for a year.