My large payment finally posted and the balance on my auto loan is now: $12,995.36. Yay! I owe less than $13k!! My next payment isn't due until 6/28/2008. That is so awesome.
The bad news is that I have to retract a previous statement. I am not right side up on my loan. I went to the Kelley Blue Book website today and priced my car. The Suggested Retail Value is $12,725. I still have a couple hundred dollars to go before I'm ahead.
Next month I will surely be on the right side of this loan. I'm being really patient with it all right now. I'm enjoying the successes as they come, small and large. I'm trying to deal with the ripples before they become waves. :)