It was the best $25 I spent all week. Certainly better than the $256 I'm about to spend on the speeding ticket.:(<quoted text>
Which is a good segue to explain what I meant yesterday about the plans with A falling through and how it's costing me money indirectly. She originally brought it up the weekend before last about her boyfriend coming up here this weekend to meet her friends (not just me) and we'd all go out to dinner. So a few days later, Jasper offered to come down here and stay with the dogs while I was out of town. I told him no thanks for a few reasons: if he's going to come down for three nights, I'd rather be home the whole time instead of just the last one (I got home at midnight last night); I had plans with A on Saturday night to finally meet her boyfriend; and ironically, I didn't want to rearrange my schedule around Jasper and be "that girl" - after all, he did move away. By not changing my plans to accommodate him, I was trying to move on.
So he ended up coming down last Sunday & Monday nights instead. On Monday morning, I emailed A to firm up our plans and at that point she wasn't sure and told me not to plan around her. I told her I already had and I didn't think it was fair to ask Jasper to come back down again in a few days (he couldn't have just stayed here the whole time, he had to teach up there on Thursday night).
So by not taking Jasper up on the offer to watch the dogs, I spent $175 on the kennel and $256 on a speeding ticket I wouldn't have gotten had I not been dropping the dogs off at the kennel.
Jasper called right before I landed and turned my phone on last night and I tried to call him back twice and didn't reach him. My brain is in overdrive and if anything happened to him, I'll regret this whole fucked up weekend for the rest of my life.