I would just tell them that the insurance company wants estimates, and that you would like one.
So maybe the Blackhawk wasn't trying to commit suicide on Monday. Perhaps it was telling me something like "So Scottie, this is going to hurt a little. But let's face it, your not happy with work. Sure you're making good money, but there is something better out there, and it is literally just down the street. So as a sacrifice, I am throwing myself onto the pavement as soon as you turn your back. This will allow you to meet new people that can better your future and make you a better painter." There is always a positive right? Keeping my fingers crossed that this the opportunity I've been needing and looking for. Scottie J