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Trip and Windfall

August 20th, 2017 at 06:26 am

I made yet another trip to the Detroit area this weekend. I went to pick up the Chinese college student who my son was going to room with before he decided to commute. He is such a nice young man! I enjoyed the ride with him. I took him on a few errands on the way back too. He was hungry so we went to Wendy's. It was interesting explaining the menu to him. We also went to the TMobile store so he could get a sim card and to Target for supplies. I got him to the dorm at 10pm last night.

I left on Friday morning because I was off from editing. I managed to pick up a few mystery shops with no out-of-pocket expenses and made $60. A friend went with me because she had a few errands, so it was fun. I had a $10 Starbucks card so we used that for free coffee.

I am happy to say the only money I spent was $3 for my dad's newspapers. I have been doing quite a bit of laundry at my parent's house this summer, so I refused his money when he tried to pay me for them.

Now that things are settled as far as celebrations and trips, I am not going back down until October. My grandma is turning 90!

I came home last night and went through my mail. I was elated to see a check from my apartment management company. I knew I was getting a referral check because of my older son moving in. I expected $25 or $50. The check is for $300! It came at the perfect time. August is so tight with child support ending last month and subbing not beginning until next month. It is all going to bills with one exception. I am going to buy a pizza for my son's family. After all, I would not have had this money if it weren't for them.

5 Responses to “Trip and Windfall”

  1. patientsaver Says:

    Nice news with that check!

    Is the Chinese student new to US? I think that would be very interesting helping him explore this country.

  2. Laura S. Says:

    Yes, it is his first time. He has also lived in Russia. It was so interesting talking with him (speaks perfect English). My son is back in town tomorrow and is going to take him to do some exploring later in the week.

  3. snafu Says:

    How generous of you to pick up the foreign student arriving in Detroit since son will not be the roomie. He will be on a huge learning curve since culture and lifestyle are so different. Both speaking English and experience as a foreign student helps but Sino vision of America is skewed. It is likely based on propaganda mixed with movies!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    You are a good person picking up the foreign student and doing all that running with him. I'm sure he appreciate it.

    Wow, that is great with that $300 check!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Nice surprise!

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