It's been about a month now but I had something similar. After the computer in my minivan died I had an $800 bill. We paid $200 on the spot, and arranged to make payments every week until it was paid off. We were down to about $500 owed still. I went in one day to pay, only to find out that some anonymous person had come in and paid $300 of the bill for us. I was shocked. I walked out of the office, got back to the body shop (almost next door) where they were fixing a small problem in my lift gate, and just started sobbing. I'm NOT a public crier.
The past six months or so have NOT been car friendly for me and my family.
at 11:53 AM on Dec. 24, 2012