UPDATE 01/13/13 5:44 P.M. C.S.T. : I have some amazing news to relate!!! Will do so in a bit, but know that I am back in the room...and then some!!!
....in a fairly optimistic mood. I go to my interview, arrive early, and it goes really well. As far as the guy who saw me was concerned the job is mine! I figure, great!
While in Dallas I stop by to thank someone in person who had helped me from a distance. Nice to put a face on things. We had a very nice conversation, and I head off to explore Dallas for a bit.
One spot I was I see this guy setting up a system with 3 laptops, a tripod with slots for 3 devices of some sort, and a extension cord running to a power inverter in his mini van. Turns out is was something to do with updating the 911 system with G.P.S. coordinates.
Anyway, while watching him I call over to the guy who interviewed me to get more info on a motel near the place he mentioned to me. I figured I could get things in order to prep for Monday. He was out doing a test drive, but the woman who answered the phone told me my number was already in front of her on a sticky note. She said he'd call back soon. This was around 3 P.M.
Time comes for me to head back to Euless and I bid adieu to Dallas for the time being.
So much for a great day......it's now 5:30 or so...
I stop to get some coffee and while enjoying said beverage, the phone rings. Turns out it's the boss of my potential boss. He asks a number of questions about my background in automotive. I answer each and every one, as well as offer references for him to call. He asks if I can drive back to Dallas that minute and I explain my gas is low and I am unable to. Same thing would go for today, Saturday, unless I got some cash somehow.
And we are officially downhill from there! Thing is, I was at my appointment early...AND I had tried to reach out before I left Dallas. It's not like I didn't make the effort.
Anyhow...the job thing is in limbo at best right now. I just tried calling my initial contact...we'll see.
Then I get back to my room and the door knob has a boot on it. That will remain until I come up with arrears. Thus...slept in the van last night with all my stuff behind a double locked door.
Thus...have to raise about $200.00 or so just to stay afloat.
My chest is feeling very tight from the night air....my insurance goes kablooey VERY soon....
I'll write more later....