Well work went ok. As you know DD has that dreaded mobile phone contract this month Decembers bill was £52.00 (it is supposed to be £20.00). I have to pay the £21.99 a month for the jump contract to. So in total this month DD phone has cost me £74.00 . I was so cross as you know last month it cost me a lot to. Anyway I spoke to DD & told her that she was not being responsible with her phone. DD has 1000 minutes a month and still managed to run the bill up.
I have rang Orange up & asked them to send me a new number & a new sim. DD will be able to keep the phone but from now on she will have to sort her own calls out in way of buying her own credit. I will not be overspending on it. I will take her minutes. I have a phone sim that I pay £5.70 a month for with Virgin. I will cancel that sim & direct debit. It works out that I will pay more than I wanted to for my mobile £14.30 more to be precise. But that is nothing compared to the peice of mind of not having to worry each month the size of the mobile bill thats been run up.
The worst bit This jump contract that I pay for £21.99 is a total waste of money as my daughter has damaged her phone. So technically they would not swap her handset at the six month mark. So I have rang up the company & to get out of the contract I will need to pay £520.00. I have thought about it. I am just going to pay it all off in one lump sum. I will have to use my overdraft to pay it of. Luckily I have been working so will clear it as quickly as I can possibly can. The phone business has caused a lot of stress for me & hubby especialy with DD attitude & un gratefullness.
On the plus side(trying to be positive). I will not be having a monthly direct debit till september 2013 hanging round my neck. I will takeover the DD minutes but will cancel my Virgin one. I will learn from this mistake. I did not want to carry the stress through for 2012. £512.00 is a lot. I cannot beleive I got presurized by my daughter to get her this phone. Things are different now I am getting stronger each day & can see that when DD was at home I was weaker & could be bullied by her into doing what she wanted. Its like I would try and pacify her or try not to rock the boat.
Things with DD at the moment are quite frosty as she is angry about the phone. But hey I am trying to take control & not be controlled.
Thanks for all your lovely comments I feel very lucky to come to my blog and have support from you reading my rantings! & your sweet comments x x