Patting myself on the back!

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by KFld, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. KFld

    KFld New Member

    I got a text from difficult child last night. He was at work and wanted to know if there was any way I could pay his hotel for just one night? He is working full time, his girlfriend supposedly has gotten a lot more hours and cross training to work in two different departments, so should be getting a decent paycheck. He doesn't get paid until tonight and had some story about girlfriend lending her mother money last week and hasn't paid it back yet. I'm sure difficult child probably spent money on another car part because he's always dumping money into his car.

    I told him I am going to buy tires for my car today, which will take all the extra money I have and that I can't pay it. He said he'll have to ask the hotel to let him pay for tonight tomorrow when he gets paid. I said, o.k. goodnight!

    I almost asked where his money went, why he was short to pay his hotel when that is the only bill they have, etc. etc. etc., but I kept my mouth shut and my questions and opinions to myself.

    Like the alanon saying goes "hands off"

    Not my problem, not my business what he spent it on. He needs to learn how to budget to pay for his hotel, or sleep in his car a night or too until he figures it out.
  2. Star*

    Star* call 911

    I am SO proud of you!

    pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat,.......
    pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, pat........
    standing ovation.....WOW....standing ovation
    wolf whistle..:ghoul:...WOW................:bravo:

    WOoooo hoooooooo! :choir:singing your praises.


    YOU light up my life!! :christmaslights:
  3. KFld

    KFld New Member

    And the best part was that I went to bed and slept great. There was a time that would have kept me up all night worrying about how he was going to pay for it, if they were going to tell him to move out for a night....but, I slept like a baby.

    He hasn't asked me for money since he moved into the hotel, except for the money my boyfriend and I willingly paid to fix his car, which I'm still trying to pay off as I had to charge it, but besides that it's been nice having all this extra money in my paycheck every week because I'm not spending it on anyone but myself lately :) I'm amazed how much I have left over when I'm only paying my own bills.
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    YOU GO GIRL!!! :bravo::beautifulthing::bigsmile::bravo::yes:
  5. dashcat

    dashcat Member

    Well done...especially the part about not asking about the money!
  6. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Wow Karen, good job. It's amazing how they always find a way to come up with money, food, etc when we say no.

  8. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    You're good girl! DDD
  9. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    Way To Go GIRL !!!!!:bravo:
  10. elizabrary

    elizabrary Member

    Awesome! You are my role model! :wine:
  11. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Good job!!!
  12. saving grace

    saving grace New Member

    Good for you Karen. I know how hard that is, I go back and forth with that.
  13. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    YEAH YOU! Awesome!
  14. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    You go girl!!!!