Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Selecting Blackie

On Friday night, April 2, Jeff Dawson, at Alexander Ford called to say he had found a nice little black Escape XLT that only had a few more features than we wanted. He and I had already discussed price differences between Big Whitey and a basic Escape and I was pretty happy with that figure. Wayne balked at paying for features we didn't want and in the end, Jeff and Alexander agreed to a compromise we were willing to accept. We were happy with the credit we'd get against the lower priced Escape. On Saturday, April 3 we would go in to seal the deal and make the vehicle exchange. I had swapped telephone calls with a man who was interested in buying the Reese Pro Series Fifth Wheel hitch and I explained all that to Jeff Dawson at Alexander. Finally on Saturday morning, the man drove in from South Carolina and bought both the hitch and the metal tool box. Things are beginning to go our way and we can hardly wait to take the maiden voyage! By early afternoon, we completed the transaction and christened the new Escape with the obvious name choice: Blackie.

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