This week was our son's first payday, so he kept me a bit busy. On Tuesday, we drove down south to buy a dresser, look at a computer & check out some bedroom furniture, all that he found on Craigslist. He got the dresser, the computer had been sold & the guy with the bedroom set didn't answer his phone. We also stopped at the pet store & he bought the dogs some toys.
We came back home & stopped at the bank, so I could deposit the money he gave me for rent & he could open a checking account. By the time we got done with all of that, Troy was almost done with work & we were starving, so we waited for him to get home & ordered pizza for dinner.
There was some more running around a day or so later, when he found a nightstand & little swamp cooler. He was feeling badly about how he managed his money earlier today, until I pointed out that he has $100 in savings, bought the furniture he needed & a swamp cooler to make his bedroom livable and paid almost half of his rent. He felt better about things after that. I'm pretty proud of the way he's handling things, honestly, he's come a long way in a few months.
We have a mostly "free" paycheck coming up on Friday (which means we have very few bills to pay from it), and I'm pretty excited about it. Hopefully, we'll get to do some fun things with it. It isn't often these days that we have money to play around with, so I'm taking advantage of it this time around!