In this, the year in which I am going to dictate what my fate will be by trying to remain optimistic about almost everything, things are already starting to change and for the better.
First, the job. We had an unscheduled department meeting yesterday which, if history has taught me anything, usually means bad news. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case yesterday when we learned of some great news but because of confidentiality agreements, I cannot share them with you. The good news may not have much of an affect on me since I am a contractor and may or may not be there by the time it all goes down but either way, it was nice having a meeting and leaving with the knowledge that everybody will still have a job.
At least the permanent staff. Then again, there are temps here that have been working at the facility for years so go figure.
And you remember all the brouhaha about our Escape possibly having to be returned and us being without a car? Well yesterday, our salesman Amador called us up and wanted to know how everything was going.
Ann told him that it couldn’t be any worse, even though we had reached an agreement with Ford to keep the vehicle until the lease was up. The dealership, Ken Grody Ford in Buena Park, is still jacking us around with the details.
Amador, our salesman who used to work at Ken Grody Ford and who sold us a few cars in the past, took it upon himself to run some numbers regarding the Escape while telling Ann to check out the inventory at his current employ, Sunset Ford in Fontana.
She found a few that she liked and let Amador know. Within a few hours, he came back with some numbers that are completely doable and will rid us of the headaches we’ve been dealing with, namely the Escape and Ken Grody Ford.
So with all that done, all that’s left is to come up with a reasonable down payment, drive the Escape down to Sunset Ford and come home with something 1-2 years old. This could happen as soon as this weekend.
Amador told us we owe him lunch for pulling this off. A small price to pay for service like this, unlike the horrific service Ken Grody Ford has been giving us. I get the feeling he’s the one that really kept that dealership afloat.
Things are starting to look up, methinks.
Let’s keep it going, 2011!