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Nice little cha-ching today!

March 11th, 2008 at 07:36 am

My youngest son, the OTR truckdriver, is in town and since I was off Monday I decided to spend the afternoon with him. I picked him up around 1:00 and he treated me to a great lunch in Tyler at a Tex Mex joint called Cancun. I'd not eaten there before and it was a nice restaurant. He had enchiladas and I had beef fajitas. And to have my son pick up the tab! Oh la la, it was great!

We then went to the washateria and washed clothes together. We both needed to tend to that chore so it made sense to do it together. While the clothes washed and dried we talked about his girlfriend, money, Dave Ramsey, money, his job, money, and such.

He heads back out on the road Tuesday morning and I won't see him for another 5 weeks or so but before I dropped him off he had me take him to an ATM where he got money. And he gave me some! He gave me $300 toward about $500 he owes me. I've tried to tell him he doesn't have to pay me back, that per Dave and many other finance gurus the money was something I could do for him, not a loan. But he wants to give it back. He's anti-debt in a big way and I understand why he feels as he does. But really, he doesn't have to give that money back to me.

Since he insists, though, I took it. There are a lot of things I could do with $300 but these $300 are going into savings. What a nice cha-ching!!!

3 Responses to “Nice little cha-ching today!”

  1. littlemama Says:

    It's great you had a good time with your son.
    Isn't Tyler beautiful? I used to live there when I was younger.
    Good going putting the $$$ in savings.

  2. nance Says:

    You have reared a responsible young man. Congratulations!

  3. DeniseNTexas Says:

    littlemama, Tyler is very nice, indeed! I love east Texas and it's my home. Smile
    Nance, thank you! Blessedly, he's learned most of this on his own and isn't like his mom and dad. Whew! He's doing well and I'm so proud of him.

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