Saturday, January 3, 2009

Blood, Sweat and Truck?

Since Eric began flying solo at our business in February of 2008 he has toiled, labored and strived to serve his Dad's lifelong customers, new customers and maintain all twelve employees on the payroll. No small task, given that it formerly took his billable hours, plus his Dad's to accomplish. Eric's hard work and blessings from God are the only explanation for an overall profitable year. Many surveying firms in our State layed off employees months ago, when the economy took a spiral downward. I am proud to say, not only have we avoided layoffs (so far) but Eric was able to even issue bonuses to the entire staff in December! From afar, reading this post, the accomplishment may seem, well, anticipated. Trust me, when you are in the trenches actually making it happen, it is anything but easy or even expected. Especially, since he simultaneously acquired the responsibility of "Executor" for his Dad's estate. (Yes, he successfully and admirably performed both jobs at THE SAME time.)

Based upon the close-out for the year and a recommendation from the accountant, Eric set off to reward himself and reduce corporate taxes owed, by buying a TOTALLY LOADED Ford F150 Lariat truck. The Ford has more hard disk space than any PC we own and is happy to serve your every desire via voice-commands. Yep, you can tell it what you want to listen to, plug in your IPOD, cool or warm your keester, (rear seats too) and boy does it offer a smooth ride. You would swear you were in a car even on our country roads. He is still learning all the bells and whistles but boy is it nice to see him rewarded for all the blood, sweat and tears with a brand new man-rig. Way to Go Babe!


  1. Congratulations on making a very tough year end on a good note.

    Nice ride - looking forward to trying it out! Doug and Carla

  2. Heather Delling RossfeldJanuary 10, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Good job you guys. It has been a trying year all around and it is no small accomplishment to complete your YE with your company intact and bonuses to boot!
    The blog is great. Thanks for getting in touch. Ruidoso is as beautiful as I remember it to be. :)