difficult child has court Tuesday for third degree theft. I called to find out where to go and ended up talking with the clerk a few minutes. Clerk says fine will be $489. No probation if you don't have the cash. You sit in jail for $35 a day. Judge won't allow him to go on weekends due to school. She said he is hard-nosed about theft. That's two weeks. That means this semester will likely go down the tubes. I texted difficult child and said I wanted to see him. He acts as if there is nothing he can do about it. Said he has applied everywhere for jobs. I disagreed. Said cop who arrested him for dui saw him last night when he was walking from friend's house back to dorm. Stopped and made him take a breathalyzer. He passed. Cop drove him back to dorm. He checked his record and told him he could get his license back as of today. So difficult child wants it back. Not happening. There is a $275 fee plus I wouldn't rest for a second knowing he was out here driving who knows where, etc. I can go pay $489. It's cheaper than redoing a whole term. But then again, even if difficult child had a degree, I don't think anything would change. I'm just sick of dealing with this stuff. I'm angry at him. I think difficult child knew this as they postponed the original court date. He said that was so he could earn some money. (He knew the cop who arrested him as well as the bail bondsman.) He texted me a minute ago. Is going to Celebrate Recovery tonight. For that, I am grateful.