Man, just can't seem to keep the rubber down on the pavement through the corners like I used to. I know if this keeps up I'll be cited for reckless driving, or worse careless driving. With every passing mile the chassis kept on gettin' whacky. How did this happen, I always provided the routine maintenance of brakes, tune up, oil change and more. Ole Betsy just doesn't seem up to the task any longer. She is mounting up the mileage and I haven't been exactly providing the best work conditions for her during the past few years. There haven't been too many smooth byways prior to this latest performance meltdown occurring. Really, this is due to no fault of hers, it's the paths we had to traverse. These routes included the Foreclosure Thruway and Short Sale Boulevard filled with their deep and unforgiving potholes. The trip from HAFA to HAMP seemed to be a pleasant drive but we didn't realize the distance we needed to travel end to end. Every twist and turn causing more wear and tear on the old gal. By the time we hit the Bailout Byway we came to the conclusion that Ole Betsy wasn't as old as we thought she had just been shaken down to her core covering all of this new territory. Her suspension was tired but all she really needed was a little upgrade in a few of the worn out places. Her gait had become a little wobbly but remained basically sound. With this new knowledge we were able to define our solution and implement a plan of action. We upped the spring rate a bit and brought in the support system to all four corners. Now the swerves were consumed like Mom's apple pie and that lean became a faded memory. Ole Betsy has a new stance and a new name, she's Elizabeth now, taut and ready to take on the World's challenges. She's taught us a thing or three about new ideas for life and business to create a sense of spring renewal, literally. We now believe there is no season to the beginnings of these changes. It is a constant undertaking where your only charge is to be keeping the roots healthy and with that you can start implementing the necessary modifications at any time. What we learned is to always keep both hands on the wheel, this will keep your path under much more control when entering unfamiliar territory. Remain vigilant of what is in the rearview mirror, it's always good to know where you've been. Keep your eyes looking forward towards the road ahead, your future direction is much more discernible while doing this. It is very important to take stock in ourselves and know the avenues we travel. A map can be a wonderful tool but only if you know where to begin.