Yes, please give your Dad my thanks also.
Now, I don't want to be a downer, but, when I was a teenager (with a job too) I put together a very detailed plan on how I could buy and take care of a horse. My father looked it over very carefully and gave me praise on all the points I made and the careful consideration I put into it. And then he said.........no. I was crushed. But it was final, and in the long run , it was the right decision at that time.
So, all I want to tell you is to prepare for a no. It won't be the end of your life, although it will hurt. If he says yes, never make him question that yes.
Good luck to you,
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!".