Things have not been going well during Sept with a lot of things. At the beginning of the month Cory claimed he didnt get his check so he didnt have his part of the rent. Normally Cory pays the $400 in rent and then Billy covers all the regular bills on the house. The water and power and some food. We consider the fact that Billy wants expensive internet/cable to be on him because Cory doesnt have a computer and could live with antenna TV. It should be even on them. Well this month Billy had to put up his part of the rent at the first of the month and Cory swore he was gonna get things figured out so he would have the money at some point during the month. Never happened. Or at least he told us it never happened. Now about a week or so ago, before I got the rental car, Cory called me because he was sick...like I could get over there. I told him to call Mandy and have her call me. About 5 minutes later she calls but all she tells me is when and where Kenzie's birthday party were going to be. I then asked her about talking to Cory and she hemmed and hawed. That means she is lying. I point blank asked her to come by my place to take me to the convenience store because I cant walk that far...its just at the end of my road but with all my pain issues being made worse from the wreck I can hardly stand for more than 5 minutes. She had told me she was about 5 mins from me on her way to work. Then she said she would call Cory to see what he needed. I had some phenergan I could let him have because he was throwing up. She never called me back so I called Cory and he told me she told him she didnt have gas to come over to me. Oh I was mad! After all we have done for her. She has lived in my house rent free since she was 17. We went and got her from places time after time and the ONE time I asked her for something she couldnt do it. Well I told Tony that I was going to send a certified letter telling her to get her crap out of my house. She is only staying there part time...maybe 2 to 3 days a week however she has all her junk in my house plus she uses it as her address of choice for social services but claims Cory doesnt live there! Unreal. I told both Tony and Billy this so I have no doubt word got back to her that I was mad because about 3 days later all of a sudden she is claiming her life savings had been stolen from her. Supposedly she kept over 3K in her car and someone stole it. I dont believe it for a minute. This past weekend was Kenzie's birthday. Cory calls on Friday to make sure his oldest was going to be there. I told him I had her at my house so yes. I really wish we didnt have to take her though. No one does these lavish parties for her. In fact Cory and Mandy didnt get her a darned thing for her birthday this year. They should treat both girls the same. However, lets talk about that party....it was a large cook out at a local park where they supplied all of the food and the cake...store bought cake. Decorations they bought at Walmart with Disney Princesses on them. Fancy little things on the tables. It had to cost quite a bit. I was mad the whole time I was there. Kenzie is in this bratty stage where everything is NO, I dont wanna. She wouldnt come give me a hug or anything. Then they had this party start very late on a Sunday afternoon...4pm. Cory well knows that we have to take Monkey (oldest girl) home no later than 5:30 tops. He kept saying oh just let her stay till about 7. I told him that was impossible. She has to get up for school at 5:30 am and she needs to get her hair washed on Sunday nights and be in bed no later than 8. Its not him who has to deal with a sleepy child on a school day. So I had to insist they hurry up the eating and the cake and Monkey was so upset she had to leave before the presents were opened. She cried the whole way home. She didnt get to see her sister open the present Papa let her pick out for Kenzie. So unfair of these unthinking parents. Then Tony was mad at me when he got home late last night because he had to work yesterday and Cory promised to send him home a plate and I was given a plate covered in foil and I never looked inside. It was obviously not what was intended...or I dont think it was, because it looked like a plate of someone's leftovers. Maybe enough to make one sandwich. I swear Im not gonna take Monkey to anymore parties. From now on I am just gonna take the two girls up to a play place for their birthdays together. I dont get it though. Mandy couldnt have had these big parties as a kid and my kids never did. We couldnt afford it so what we did was let the birthday child pick their favorite meal, cake and ice cream. My dad always sent them a check for twenty bucks and they got to go pick out a present. That was it.