Hello my friends. I haven't been on all weekend, I hope all is well with all of you. This is really an update from the (daughter is out of jail) posts. This past weekend was the first with the new rules put in place. Some of you might remember, my daughter was put into a program called T.A.S.K. and is under strict rules through them and the courts as a stipulation of her release from jail. She tested the limits on Friday. Her curfew is 10 pm on weekends and 9 pm on weekdays. Friday night she went out and called me around 8 to let me know that she remembered she had to be home at 10, she said she would be home on time. I reminded her she was to come home alone. She agreed. She showed up at 9:55 and I was very impressed. However, she was not alone!!! She told me she would be right back, that she had someone outside waiting for her. I was angry but figured something like this would happen. Actually I was very surprised she was on time, I really thought she would be late. Anyway, after I told her she absolutely could not leave the house she mumbled some not so nice words and walked out the door. I gave her a minute or two to come back in on her own. She didn't. So I went outside to see if she was on our porch, she wasn't. I stood outside for a minute and I heard noise on the side of the house. I look and see her there with a boy. I freaked out. I started yelling, "What the hell is going on?", I threatened the boy, if he didn't leave immediately then he would be going to jail along with my daughter. My daughter comes strolling out into the front yard, telling me to go in the house that she was going to hang out outside. I told her absolutely not. "If you do not get in the God **** house right this minute you will be going back to jail!!!!" The boy looked scared out of his mind and left as fast as he could. She ranted and raved a little bit then came in the house. We actually ended up having a really good night. We sat around and talked and laughed for a couple of hours then she went to bed. I really could have let her hang out on the porch, but with my daughter you can't give an inch because she will take 10 miles!!! So there will be no leeway (spelling?) given here. She needs to know that I am 100% on board with what the courts put in place for her. It actually felt good to gain some power back!!! The rest of the weekend was great. Saturday night she came home at 7:30!!!!! We hung out together again and it was really nice. Sunday she came home at 7:15, we watched the A.M.A.s and had another nice night. She is having trouble sleeping though. She kept me up until almost 3 am. I know that's not her fault, she needs her medications. I am waiting for the doctor to call me back with an appointment. It can't come soon enough!!! Overall, the weekend went really well, I am impressed with her ability to follow the rules. Heck she even came home early!!! I know this is just the honeymoon and there will be battles ahead. I am trying to stay positive with caution. I need to stay strong and follow through. I need to maintain my power and use the T.A.S.K program to my advantage. Keeping my finger's crossed!!!