We generously offerred to share our internet connection and telephone service with my BIL. His trailer is right next to ours, so I ran an extension line to his home. His SO is disabled and they needed to be able to contact the lawyers and such. No problem-the agreement was that they pay half. I went ahead and did this for them because they are my family and I love them. Now, my internet service is paid quarterly. Otherwise, the bill is so low it tends to get ignored until the check comes from the school. When the bill came, he did not have his half-said he wouldnt have it for a few days. I went ahead and paid the entire bill. This was in November. Still have not seen the money. My telephone is paid monthly. Last month, we had a case of service interruptus because he was late getting his half in and I had not budgeted for it. (you can bet i did this month). So, this months bill has an extra 22.50 on it for reconnecting the service. His share of the bill is 33.00. It was due 2 days ago-the day he got his cash assistance. Since he was not home, I called the phone company and got a 24 hour extension to get his half. I went over 3 times yesterday to get the money. Noone answered the door. The bill will get paid today, by us. He has not paid his share. So, DH cut the line. BIL had the brass testicles to post a notice saying we were no longer welcome in his home, since we can't manage to help family members when they need it!! His excuse for not payin? How is he going to buy christmas gifts for his SO if he pays his bills!!! I don't know -- MAKE something maybe? We did. He firmly believes that we should go without in order to let him have a free ride!!!! I asked him which bill I should forgo in order to pay his half-he said he didnt care, whichever one I wanted!!! Then tells me that because he cleaned out his freezer and sent over food that was outdated and he had no room for, that we should consider that his payment. Last time I checked, the telephone company did not accept food as payment. Am I being unreasonable to expect him to pay on time? I don't even pass along the late fees, just the disconnect fee from last month-only half. We have to pay on time or lose the service. Shouldnt he?