My son is still at his cooking job. After 2 years he asked for a raise that he got. He’s taken 3 programming classes that he has gotten A’s in. He now decided to take calculus, physics and chemistry this semester. These are the things he has feared the most. He’s taken them all before, with failing grades. He is much more mature now, doesn’t hang with the drinking crowd, so maybe he will overcome the fears that have been holding him back.
I do all I can to encourage him. I pay tuition and books to show that I still support his educational goals. There is nothing I can do but wait.
I have offered to buy him a new car when he graduates as an incentive. I don’t think I can afford it, but then it is 8 years and still counting!
I’m so proud that my son will be getting his Associates in Science next month. It’s a small stepping stone, but his focus is back in place. He is speaking honestly and frequently with the advisor and has concrete plans for a bachelor degree in computer science. It might take another 2 years, but, It took me 7 years of night school for my BS, so, his will take 9. Better late than never!
Car repairs, house repairs, car repairs, house repairs. It is an endless cycle. I am still maintaining around $4,000 in my “emergency” fund. Luckily I started along this road….since we were able to deal with multiple emergencies. Now the air conditioner is shot and we are headed into a hot Texas summer.
My is back in school and it will be affordable tuition AND he is working!
I will have to dive into the emergency fund to pay for the A/C. Hopefully in 6 months I will be able to reseed the fund!