It is 3:30 PM my time. We stopped on the way home and picked up some wings of assorted flavors and after eating took a nap. Got up at three. I shut down the video computer and unplugged everything, Ron placed it on the table. I opened it all up and took the front off so Ron could clean it all up. Then I am going to replace the hard drive and see what I need to install an SSD drive. I have to replace the hard drive in it as I have an issue developing with it that I need to run a hard drive portioning / repairing program over it. Then I will shut down this one and let Ron clean the insides of it also as this one as the CPU chip is overheating in it. Ron cleaned both of them really well not too long ago but we have a long haired cat whose hair goes every / anywhere. When we took off the fan over the CPU heatsink the cat hair was matted into the fins of that. How I don’t know. I never had these troubles when I had my computers up on shelves. Seems being on floor level they become dirt magnets. I will be having them up off the floor in the new office.
The car saga. Remember we were told first the car was hit and then they couldn’t move it because they were waiting for the police to come and make a police report. Then we were told that an employee had rammed the car into a pole. But that meant they moved the car. It was staged so Ron wouldn’t see what it hit. We figured out why they only wanted one of us to see the car, so we couldn’t back each other up on what we seen. By only Ron saying what he seen, it is a he said they say issue. Then we were not able to find a police report, so we called the police, and the insurance company. The police said they were called there two days prior for an accident on the ground but not for our car ever. The insurance company said they would have been sent the police report automatically and were not.
So we took the loaner Lincoln car which is nice but has an all dark interior and drove to the dealership. As we drove up to the sales area there were two guys out front. I figured this was going to be easy because when we bought the car there they were more than happy to work a deal. Not this time. As I got out, I noticed neither guy walked up to us. As we started to the building one guy called out, “What are you guys looking for”? I said I was interested in the Escape hybrid Titanium with all the options. Guy looked at his phone and said he had an SEL and one other, both I understood to be midrange. I said no I would be ordering one if I were to buy. “No you won’t they have closed orders on 2022 Escape Hybrids” he said. I asked if other dealerships might have what we wanted and he shrugged. We don’t trade cars anymore as no one wants to do that as their own demand is too high, he told us. I was getting really pissed. He lost interest the minute he realized what I wanted, and he did not have it. I was getting angry. Did not even offer to help us into a different vehicle.
We drove further into the lot to the repair area and went in. We waited while they found the service advisor Deborah. Remember I called her three times yesterday and she never called us back. So when she walked up to us the first thing she said was she had a plumbing emergency at home and was not there yesterday, to which I turned to Ron and said they kept telling me she was, and they would deliver the message. Then seeing she was caught she was there in the morning but had to leave early. We understood emergencies but about 30 minutes later I would ask her about the water emergency and the story changed again. So I told her the reason I wanted her was mute because the dealership did not have the car we wanted and was unwilling to help us get one. I explained I wanted that detailed list of damages as I was going to go to other dealerships, even the other manufacturers to see if I could work a deal. Well that sent her into overdrive and she got us sitting down and went to talk to her manager again. When she got back she told us there was a waiting list for the 2022 Escape Hybrids and anyone still on the list was going to get the 2023-year ones automatically. Were we interested? I said yes. So she disappeared again. When she came back she said that she was to call a person named Shelly in the sales department and that she would try to work a deal to get us on the 2022 list to get a 2023 for the 2022 price. But you might not get delivery for 6 months or more she said. I said as long as the numbers are locked in and we either keep our Escape to drive or their Lincoln loaner I did not care. I told her to make me sad, have us drive their loaner Lincoln for 6 months. She laughed. But then I asked her about her water emergency and if there was a lot of damage. Oh no she replied they had an odor issue with their water as many on well water here do, so had new pipes and pump in the well all redone. But the smell was still there so the company was coming to bore out the pipes they had not changed. Which told me she knew she was taking the afternoon off for an appointment and did not have an emergency and just blew us off. She also managed to get away without giving us a detailed list of damage to our car. Seems they really do not want us to have that.
And now to shut off this computer for Ron to clean. Best wishes. Scottie