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Greenway Ford Bodyshop and Don Henson December 30, 2008

Filed under: random ramblings,ticked off — jessica31876 @ 9:29 pm

This post is about Greenway Ford located in Orlando Florida and the manager of the body shop whose name is Don Henson. This man is the coldest most despicable person ever born….basically a waste of human flesh.  Pretty harsh you might be thinking I suppose? Well let me just explain why I am saying this. Trust me by the time you get to the end of this post you will agree with me and I hope this blog will allow some people who might be considering doing business with Greenway FOrd and especially the body shop to reconsider.

First let me tell you about Don Henson. Don is one of those men who is arrogant, self-centered and extremely selfish. The kind of man who cares about himself and only himself. He will ask for a favor from you then turn around the next minute and screw you over if it will get him something out of it. He enjoys creating drama and being in the center of the drama to stir it all up. He thinks the world owes him everything and walks around acting like he is some big shot when really he does nothing for what he gets.

So enough of the prick for now here is what actually happened. My husband worked for Greenway Ford’s body shop for five years. He rarely took off work because he was sick and worked even though he was in pain everyday from a bad back. When someone in upper management needed their car fixed they wanted it done right and therefore there was only one person who they came to and that was my husband. When they had a Viper come in that was a train wreck and the owner wanted it done perfectly it was sent to my husband to fix. That should say something right? So he at one point had to leave there because there just was not enough work and the tension between my husband and the prick Don Henson was becoming to much to bare. Don told my husband that he HAD to provide a paper from his doctor who he was seeing for his back saying what he was being seen for. This as far as I know is highly illegal. He might be able to ask for proof of a doctors appointment but he has no right to say he has to have proof of what he was seen for. So that was just one of the problems.

Well fast forward six months after he left Greenway he got a call from one of the adjusters saying he really wanted my husband to come back. He agreed but then Don somehow twisted this around and told my husband he was actually hiring him back as a favor to my husbands parents. That was untrue but whatever he went with it because he needed work and believed Don when he said he could provide him with 40-50 hours of work a week. After being there for a month my husband did not receive a single penny for his work. He had an accident on November 23rd and was injured again and has been working still even though he should be out of work by doctors orders. He did not miss a single day since being there. On December 30th Don Henson called my husband into his office to inform my husband he was being fired and the reason for this is that my husband supposedly lied.

What did he lie about you might wonder? When he received parts to fix a van. He received them on December 23rd, 2008 and December 24th, 2008. He never lied about that. That is when he got them. He had an MRI on the 24th and could not do any cutting or drilling so he did what he could on that day which was only a half day. This van was originally due on the 26th but because there was a supplement made on this car it should have been extended. Well because Don is the selfish ignorant person he is he refuses to go by the supplements due date. He told my husband he does not care if there is an extention they are going by the original due date period. He told my husband he could not speak to defend himself that he is fired period. Then he fills out the form saying my husband would not be receiving his final check or at least not all of it. The last check would be used to pay for rental for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Im not even sure how that could be because the car was due on Friday so why should my husband be responsible for Thursday and Friday? Why should the insurance company not pay for this rental if in fact the supplement was submitted and approved? 

My husband does not want to work for Don Henson anymore. We do not need charity and certainly never asked for this “favor” no matter what he said. Im not really sure what he gets out of this exactly because all he is doing is making more enemies. In talking to other people who have worked with/for Don even current employees they all despise him. Alot of them act like they like him to his face because if they dont he will treat them like he did my husband. As hard as it is right now I am proud of my husband and Im glad he did not beg for his job or bow down to this immature bully of a manager. 

As of this moment we have contacted an atttorney and Don will be getting what is coming to him. He is going to see he cannot push people around and step on people like this just for his own pleasure.


It’s been awhile… November 18, 2008

Filed under: photos,random ramblings,scrap stuff/layouts — jessica31876 @ 10:19 am

It has been quite awhile since I have blogged. I dont know why I just havent felt much like doing it. So thought I would do a little update today.

Ive been really busy in the last few weeks. Had two birthdays in the last week or two. My daughter turned 17 this past Sunday and my son turned 15 the Sunday before. I can hardly believe that they are so old now. I mean I am almost a mother to a person who can legally vote!! We didnt do a whole lot for their birthdays just spent the day together as a family and had a cake which Johnny baked for them. Last night (11-17/Monday) we had a small bonfire here at the house and roasted marshmallows and someone apparently decided to call the fire dept. and report us for it. It takes alot of nerve to do that because everyone of our neighbors have bonfires regularly and much bigger ones then we do. We have called and reported them one time because they were blowing stuff up in the fire at 3 in the morning. Our fire was really no bigger then what you would have in a bbq grill when it is first lit. Maybe 4-5 ft tall and about 2 ft wide. Like I said it was pretty small. The fire dept. did come out but didnt do anything either time. I think that is because it is not against the law to have those small fires where we live. We sometimes in the winter dig a small hole and set up a grill over some oak logs and sit around and cook chicken breasts or hotdogs or something. It is alot of fun and it is one of the few times all three kids will get along without any of the typical squabbling. The kids have been begging to let them set up the tent and sleep outside one of these nights too. I cant do it because it really kills my back but they will probably get their way soon. So guess that has pretty much summed it up. Here are some layouts that I have finished since my last posting.

Kits used:Preppy Autumn by Traci Reed


Kits used:In the Air Tonight-Traci Reed


Kits used:Preppy Autumn-Traci Reed


Kits used:Squiggle It and Squiggle It Too


Kits used:Squiggle it and Squiggle It Too


Kits used:Little Buddies-Dani Mogstad and Gina Miller


Kits used:Bubble Gum Princess-Zoe Pearn and Gina Miller


This one was for my sons 15th birthday. Made it the night before and had it open in the morning on the computer for him to see.

Kits used:Preppy Autumn


kits used:Sweet November-Dani Mogstad


kits used:All I Want-SSD Callab, Sweet Orchard-SSD and Scrap Orchard collab, Little Birdie-Kay Miller, :wub:-Robin Carlton & Mandabean & Doodle My Snips-Lauren Grier



safe haven laws October 30, 2008

Filed under: in the news,random ramblings — jessica31876 @ 9:20 am

This morning I was watching Good Morning America and see a segment in which a woman is talking about how much she loves her son and how she would do anything for him. It goes on to say how he was troubled…lying, stealing, getting suspended from school etc and how she was at the end of her rope and had done everything she could to get him help and so as a “last resort:” she drove across the country from Georgia to Nebraska and left her child at one of these “safe havens” in Nebraska. Well her child was obviously not an infant and had developed a bond with his mother and even if he was troubled most likely loved/trusted her. And she abandoned him!! Away from family and friends and home. How can a woman raise a child and after 12 or 13 years leave him and walk away? Just thinking about having to do that to any one of my children literally makes my heart ache. I mean really how can you carry a child inside of your body, feed/diaper/clothe that child, watch him/her grow and then just take that child and drop them off like they are an animal. I do not like any of these laws which were created to protect newborn babies from abandonment because I feel every child deserves the right to know where they came from when they choose to find out and these laws make that possibility impossible because there is no questions asked. Ughhh the whole situation to me is just disgusting.


this week so far and a few new layouts October 28, 2008

Filed under: random ramblings,scrap stuff/layouts — jessica31876 @ 10:06 pm

This weekend was kinda a blur. It always seems to fly by so quickly and by Monday I am wondering where the time went. We did alot though so maybe that is why the time always seems to fly by. On Saturday we made a trip to this lake where the deer are always supposed to be out and they are really tame so I was kinda hoping to get some pictures. However that didnt happen because the deer were not anywhere to be seen. Might make the trip really early in the morning next weekend though. They are sure to be there then. After that long drive we headed over to Old Town and checked out some of the cars. Didnt stay for the cruise so we probably missed alot of them. There were mostly old Chevy’s so I was not to upset we left early LOL. Only one old Dodge and two AMC’s. So after that we just headed home and watched a movie.

Sunday came and we headed to the mall and checked out some rings because Crystal wants a class ring but she doesn’t want a ring that looks like a class ring and the ones the school offered were super expensive. WHile she is paying for it herself I am trying to teach her to shop around to get her best deal. The class ring from the company teh school is contracted with was 450 dollars. The one she picked at the jewelry store was 120. BIG DIFFERENCE!!! She was thrilled. We went to the park afterwards and took some pictures and walked around. Had a reallly good time there. Later that night after we had all went to bed Nick got up and was obviously sleepwalking. I was asleep on the couch and he started to walk outside!!! I am absolutely terrififed to think of what might have happened if I had not woken up when I did to stop him.

Monday Johnny took the day off of work and we went to Leu Gardens. It is this really super pretty garden near us that has the largest rose garden in the U.S. Ohhhh how I wish I could live in the middle of that place. It is so beautiful!! I wish I took better photos to show just how gorgeous it is!!

Today was pretty uneventful didnt really do much but TRY to scrap a layout. Just one…I have not done anything in a couple days. Ive tried but everything just SUCKS. I did manage to finish one but I dont know if I really like it.

FInally here are my finished layouts since my last posting. I did two versions of this one:

Done with Cori Gammon’s kit Trendy Pop


Done with Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman’s My Way or the Highway


Done with Traci Reed’s Preppy Autumn




Rodney Atkins concert tonight… October 18, 2008

Filed under: photos,random ramblings — jessica31876 @ 11:15 pm
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I went out this evening for the first time in like months with my husband and the first concert in years. The last concert we went to was to see Doug Supernaw years ago. I mean we have seen so no-name bands here and there but this was the first big name person I have seen. He put on a pretty good show.  I had a really good time. I wanted to get a full song for Crystal but it was just to crowded to get it. I did get a few pictures. Here they are:



Saturday outing…

Filed under: photos,random ramblings,scrap stuff/layouts — jessica31876 @ 3:46 pm

We went to pick up the kids at their grandparents this morning and headed over to a car show in Baldwin Park. It was a pretty nice day but kinda still on the warm side. Crystal called her boyfriend to come with us and he met us on the way there and she rode the rest of the way with him. It was the first time we have met him and he seems like a nice kid. Alot better then her last boyfriend who never wanted to go anywhere and wouldnt look at either me or her dad and rarely spoke to any of us. Saw some nice cars at the show and they had a doggie costume contest/parade. This little chiuaua won who was dressed like a bumble bee. There was a beautiful Great Pyrenees there as well as an English Sheepdog. Ohhh how I love those two dogs. Both have long fur and are stocky dogs. The Great Pyrenees was HUGE!!! Like a small horse big LOL. So watched the parade and then went and looked at more cars. Took lots of pictures. Here are a few…


layouts today…

Filed under: random ramblings,scrap stuff/layouts,ticked off — jessica31876 @ 12:40 am

Well I have a few layouts to post but first just thought Id blog a little. I was hoping Johnny would come home today and tell me they got his supplement all straightened out but he didnt. The supplement is for a car he fixed and his boss has been trying to get paid on that job since September. It is kind of depressing because he only flagged 15 hours this week. Just to give you an idea he averages about 11 dollars an hour 😦 Really sucks. So then after Johnny gets home my sister calls me and she starts going on about her lovely ex-husband. She seems to think he is this awful person but really she is kinda neurotic herself. This time she is mad that he picked up their daughter from school at 10:30 instead of at her release time because he wanted to do something for her birthday. She said she is going to report him for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Whatever…she is just sooo petty sometimes its no wonder they split up. She says her daughter does not want to talk to his dad…she told me she loves them both but she is tired of being questioned and them arguing all the time. Ughhh just really frustrating listening to that when Im already stressed out over my own issues. I mean if she had a legetimate complaint I would be more then willing to listen and maybe even offer advice but I am so tired of listening to her complain about every single thing he does. She chose to marry him and have a child with him so really she should just get over it. OK so enough of my rants LOL here are my layouts.


Using Lauren Grier’s Robo Boy


Using Traci Reed’s In the Air Tonight


Using Lauren Grier’s And I Love You


Using Cori Gammon’s Hi-Fidelity


Using Robin Carlton and Misty Cato’s All American Girl


Using Cori Gammon’s Beauteous