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Monday, July 08, 2013

Tired now, and will be more tired later, or as Ed calls it, Re-tired... LOL.

Unbeknownst to us, Nick drove 'down south' (won't say exactly where) to pick up a friend. This kid was kicked out of his home by his parents and has no where else to go. So my son drives to the rescue, with his trusty sidekick, AKA Felicia, in tow.

Ran into problems when they discovered the toll for the George Washington Bridge is now thirteen bucks. Didn't have enough $ to finish the trip, so finally called us last night. We transferred some gas money to his ATM acc't, but it was rejected as the card was reported stolen. (Maybe because he used it out-of-state without warning the bank?) In the process of trying to get some money down to him, his car battery and his cell phone died. Didn't hear from him for 3 hours, so we innocently thought he was on his way back.

Got a call at 2am that they got kicked out of the Sunoco gas station for pan-handling for gas money. Ed spent over an hour on the phone, trying to work out the problem from hundreds of miles away. Finally paid big bucks for AAA to add him to our acc't, which we discussed just last week but did nothing about, and he was towed to a truck stop. Ed called the national headquarters and got it set up that the gas tank could be filled, plus the kids, since they hadn't eaten in well over 12 hours, and I would give the credit card number over the phone. (The young gentleman was very polite and professional, and I will be letting his supervisor know that!)

They're not home yet; Nick had to nap when he found out that he was falling asleep at the wheel, more than once. (Felicia doesn't drive, and I don't know ANYTHING about this young friend, except his name, but I'm guessing he doesn't drive, either...) I guess Nick will miss school today, which is not good as it's the first day of his 2nd term. But that can't be helped.

As for me, I'm in a bit of a tizzy. Worried about the kids, worried about the friend, worried about Nick taking this decision into his own hands, just worried. (I'm not even sure if this is legal, because I don't know how old this child is. Ed says WE didn't drive him across five state lines, so we can't be sued, but who knows. I guess we'll find out the hard way.)

I've been cleaning house for a while now, trying to not eat myself into a frenzy with all the stress. I have no idea how this is going to play out. But as I told Ed in the wee hours of the morning, we can't preach 'help our neighbor' if we're not willing to live it ourselves.

PS: this is NOT how I wanted to spend my week off work!
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    Becca, I too can say, that doing the right thing and following the Golden Rule, does come back to you in wonderful ways. I hope it has played out in positive ways for you. I'm betting that your son's goodness and willingness to help came from none other than YOU! emoticon
    2737 days ago
    Hope you get your nap in and lose the stress. Such a nice thing to do. My daughter took in a couple of my grandsons friends so I know how that goes.
    2739 days ago
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    Wow Becca, I would want a nap too. It seems you have a lot going on right now. Way to go, choosing to clean instead of eat is a great choice.
    2747 days ago
    Oh Becca, I'm so sorry. I hope by now that Nick is home safe and sound. They sure can do some crazy things and then we wonder why we have gray hair! Thank goodness for AAA and nice people!
    I will be praying that everything turns out for the best and there are no repercussions.
    Raising kids are hard and even though mine are grown and gone they still do crazy things and I still worry about them!
    Hang in there!
    2749 days ago
  • JENNIW29
    Yikes Becca, that is quite the situation! I would have to take a couple naps too!
    2749 days ago
    Kids- they fill our lives with so much stress, but so much love. God Bless your son for wanting to help out a friend in need. Take a deep breath- the worst is over, and things will work out the way they are meant to work out.
    2749 days ago
  • MEME102
    All I can say is -- oh my goodness!!! Postive -- you cleaning house to avoid stress eating -- not something I'd do very easily!! So kudos to you!!
    2749 days ago
    Becca, there will come a day when you pick up the phone & your son with kids of his own will say "I'm sorry, Mom!!" It sometimes takes them growing up & taking on responsibilities of their own before they realize how much we put up with when they were younger. My grandkids are now 14 & 12 (going on 30) and I've been getting phone calls like that for quite a while! {{{HUGS}}} emoticon
    2749 days ago
    Wow Becca-lots on your plate! I have four teenagers myself and I can worry myself to death sometimes about them -it was so much easier when we could control where they went and what they did. Hoping for the best of the situation for you. I'm a fellow mocha hunter and saw your post on your team chat:)
    Take care, Jodi emoticon
    2749 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Becca, no one can ever say your life is boring. One day, when he is much older you will be able to laugh about this when he has to do the same thing for his own kids. U til then, just hang in there. I know from experience it does get better!
    2749 days ago
    Kudos to you for keeping your hands busy with cleaning! emoticon
    2750 days ago
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