Not even Rollback can help this Fee Fatigue!
OK. What a whirlwind weekend this has been and I’m suffering from a serious case of fee fatigue. Fee fatigue is a term that we coined while I was working for Texas Utilities, or TXU. It is the feeling that TXU got from Accenture’s constant and excessive billing while working on a software project. Eventually, TXU removed most of the Accenture folks and temporarily stopped the bleeding.
The above photo is a picture of me in a state of Fee Fatigue. This weekend we took Tony to go to boarding school for a 13th, or post graduate year. We had to buy school clothes, bedding (sheets, comforter, pillows), towels, microwave, refrigerator, toiletries, blah, blah, blah. Every time that I turned around I heard Tony’s voice: Hey, pops! I need …, oh and don’t forget that we still need to get …
Mind you we had airfare, luggage fees, food, hotel, rental car, gas, etc, to get him there! We made a Wal-Mart run today to get the ‘remaining items’. I cannot even bring myself to think of the total cost of all of this. No way. I am in strict denial, but I know that I am fatigued. Noticed the crazed look on my face. You may think that it is a smile, but it is just shy of insanity.
I guess, though, that I’m all smiles inside as Tony takes those first steps into becoming independent. During a short parent’s meeting, they said that some students were very shy and would need help making friends, others were probably already campaigning to be the mayor of the city. Tony, my friends, would be in the latter group. He has NO trouble making friends. As you can see in the second photo, that’s Tony laughing it up in his Duke Blue Devil’s shirt, with his new friend and roommate, Aaron. He didn’t even say bye to us! Hmmmph!
Well, I’m back home now and should be getting to sleep soon so that I can get up and walk tomorrow with Hobbs (two thumbs down on that). Hobbs had to be boarded for the weekend and they weren’t open today, so my buddy and I are separated for now, but the journey begins again on Wednesday morning. Fee Fatigue be damned!!!