Bobby just received word - or just finally understood - that the books and materials for his classes this summer are not covered by his scholarship. He called the office yesterday, and they told him to bring around $300 this weekend to buy his books.
Not sure what to do on this one. He doesn't have any money, mostly as a result of the fact that the guy who was his boss during his under-the-table job (really, the only one a kid could get during a three-week summer before college) ran off with the money he was promised. I've already been supporting him, with food and some supplies and what-not, but this was certainly an expense that I had not planned on. I've finally planned well for a summer financially, but I'm by no means a rich man, and was already planning on buying him a computer for school. I had that all picked out online from Dell - coming in at $478 including a printer - but then this came up and I know I can't afford both right now.
Bobby hasn't asked me for any money. In fact, he's been given a list of supplies from college that he's supposed to have with him when he arrives, but he won't show it to me for fear I will buy stuff off it. He's doing stuff like selling his old lacrosse equipment to Play It Again Sports for cash to try to buy notebooks.
Oh well. We'll get through it. He's got only a couple more days with me and then it's clear sailing. Hopefully.
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