Keith was here last night. I always feels me some better when my peeps are here. (Cheeze Whiz, maybe middle aged white women should lay off the ghetto slang.) More to the point – we watched CSI and hung out.
I spoke briefly to Katie on the phone (I had been communicating with Dax and wanted to give her the update (she was supportive)) and gleaned the intelligence that she’s called the cops on him for phone harassment. Given that even speaking to her technically puts him in breach of conditions for the last time he assaulted her, his PO intervened and said, slowly and clearly, that if he called Katie again he was going back to jail. Dax has issues, but a desire to go back to jail isn’t one of them.
To be fair, I have to stay clear of him as well, never mind the temptation of being Evil McNasty to him in emails. I am not proud of myself at the moment, but I HAD to vent, and Katie, as I said, reviewed my comments and at one point giggled and said, “Go Mom!” So, the damage is extensive – Katie had 5 years in an abusive relationship, is out about 1700 dollars – most of the school money she saved for herself, which was why she ended up at my door and Paul’s for funds – pawned gifts, broken guitars, assaults by Dax’ housemate, and her relationship with Suzanne going sour…. yeah, she’s done. For all of you who wanted to know is this it, I think calling his PO and threatening to file a report looks like a stake in the Slayer’s hand.
That said, IF he got and kept a job, paid her back, made amends, abjured violence and verbal abuse, and made peace with me, Paul and Keith, AND Katie wanted him back, I’d accept him as a son in law. Stranger things have happened. I believe very sincerely in the ability of people to change for the better, but it seems changing for the worse is easier. As things stand now, Katie might want him back in an alternate universe, but this one will have to survive without their love.