Many of you know of the Davis drama-
The Braden drama-
and the Cas has money trouble drama-
Well- here is the new chapter:
On Friday I went out for lunch- just a quick trip to McDonalds. I saw this guy across the room, and I thought he looked awfully familiar. He turns around- and it's my ex- Rose's dad.
So I call his name- and he comes over and I tell him I'm glad to run into him- that I have been wanting to get in touch with him. He acts all suspicious- but I tell him it's just to keep in touch about Rose.
So- we walk out, and exchange info. Now I have his address and phone number and he drives a company truck- so I have the name of his employer as well.
We have a nice chat about how things are- and then I bravely broach the subject of support. He says he is sorry for the months he has missed, that he has plans to make more money and make sure that does not keep happening- and I ask if we can now keep in touch about the money. If it will be late etc- and he says oh yeah....but I did not dare ask about December. I did not want to push it-
I also spoke to him about finally meeting Rose- and he was interested but non-committal. He said he would call-
So far- he has not. Yes, some would say- it's only been two days- well you know what, it's been almost 6 years. You would think that someone who wanted to see their little girl would have jumped on the phone to make those arrangements- but no.
Rose was thrilled to hear I had seen him- she wanted to call him. I said that's not a good idea right now- so she drew him a picture and we mailed it with a couple of pics from last year.
He should get them today or tomorrow- and will he respond? Who knows.
I left a message for him today saying it was nice to see him, called to say hi, and ask about December's payment- holidays are coming and I would like to be prepared for it to arrive- I'm looking forward to working together better in the future- hope to hear from you soon- BYE....very nice message. I was shaking like a leaf the whole time.
Bottom line- if he fails to respond to her, and if he fails to respond to me- I'll simply garnish his wages. I'm fighting for Rose- and if he blows it- to hell with him.
One thing I worry about- his mother, who uses him as a replacement husband/best friend as well as son- may intercept the letter and the message- if I have not heard from him by the end of the week- I will be writing again and sending it certified. Not that that guarantees he gets it- but there is a slightly better chance.
I'm a basket case about it- because I am trying to do what is best and right for Rose and my brain and heart just hurt with this new turn of events-
I just wish that for once things could be easy-