Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wow, does time fly! I can't believe it's been 14 months since my last post! Since then, I left Saturn and went to our VW store where I worked 9 months on the parts counter. Then a parts management position opened up at our Kia store toward the end of May, so I took that promotion. Things are going well there, and ironically the service manager who I worked with at Saturn is now the service manager of our Kia store. Kia is a great product. I was able to trade my Saturn in on a new Kia Soul towards the end of September. It's a great car. Very economical and comfortable. My finances are a bit better, although the credit card that I mentioned in a previous post, is still circulating thru various collection agencies so it is still haunting me and my credit rating. Luckily I bought my car during a one month 'window' where my credit was fairly good thanks to a credit clean up/counseling service. I'm just hoping that I don't get sued over the debt and I'm trying to stay positive about it. It just sucks that I tried to be proactive and work out payment arrangements with the original creditor, but they refused to help or work with me. So, I just paid my mortgage and my other essentials, and walked away. Bastards. Not much new to report; I'm going to drive to Arizona to see my Mom and family for Thanksgiving. My friend and former roommate Max is flying in from Colombia for a visit and will go along with me. Should be a great trip! I can't wait. So far today, I've slept in, drank coffee, did some laundry, etc. I think a bike ride is in order! The temps are in the low 80's and it's beautiful out there! Take care, and be well!