We had quite a scare the other night. husband noticed that he had a voice mail shortly before we went bed the other night. He listened and it was a message from a jail in a neighboring county and it said something about a service where we could accept collect calls from the jail. The county was the same county where difficult child is living. So, of course, our first thought was that difficult child was in jail and trying to reach us. difficult child's phone bill was due that day and husband hadn't paid it yet so the phone was turned off (she has a prepaid month to month plan) so we couldn't reach difficult child to find out where she was and it was too late to call the halfway house. husband paid her bill online but it takes a while for the phone to be activated again. So what's a difficult child's parent to do? We went online and started checking the mugshots to see if our daughter had been arrested. Unfortunately, they run a day behind so we still didn't know if difficult child was in jail. I went to bed but couldn't sleep so I was up again checking the mugshots at 1:30am. Still no difficult child. . . The next morning, I called difficult child and her phone was still going straight to voicemail. At lunchtime, I was about to call the director of the halfway house but decided to try difficult child one more time and she answered! She sounded cheery and was surprised to hear me say that I was so happy to hear her voice. When I explained why, she laughed and said, "I'm not in jail, Mom." So it must have been a coincidence but it's so sad that husband and I both assumed the worst.