Now that my father was back to drinking at full speed it was unpredictable when he would be awake and when he would be asleep. The only thing that was predictable is when he was awake, he was drinking. I was not really around my father as I work from home and spent my time in the office I used. Other than that, I tried to keep my distance from him to show him I did not accept his drinking in any way. Plus, every time I did encounter my father, he was always ranting and raving about something.
One time, my father was complaining about how the neighborhood boy came to the house and asked him for the seven dollars my father owed him for cutting the lawn. My father claimed that he had never seen the boy before and he never had anyone mow his lawn. He kept ranting about how the little boy was trying to “screw him over” and trying to “scam” him because he cut his own grass. He also mentioned a few times about how the little boy was a “con artist”.
The truth of the matter is, he used to have this boy come over every week to cut his lawn for about two or three months. In fact, my father had told me before that he had the boy from down the street cut his lawn for him. Apparently he was too intoxicated to remember that he was always too drunk to mow his own lawn.