Season Three! Who can believe it! And a big season for me this year. I finally made the transition of moving my office from my home after 16 years in the business to an office less than 2 miles from home. I am learning to separate "home from work", and the experience has been amazing!
I am growing much closer to my son Michael, and he is showing interest in becoming a financial advisor just like me. I took him to Seattle, WA this year and introduced him to my "team" out there, and it was great seeing him take an interest in my insurance business.
We keep seeing ourselves on billboards and the sides of buses, standing on a huge gameboard. It's almost surreal and I love it! It's still fun to see the ads, and it's still fun to watch the episodes. We've developed a ritual for watching the show each week. We usually get close friends and family together, sit around the TV and enjoy it! We are making great memories of our lives together. Although, I have to say that just being in the house, with only Donn and I is tough. I don't like it very much. I grew up in a big family with 5 kids, so I am used to a lot of people around me.
This episode has so much going on. Kara's graduation party was wonderful, she's such a fabulous girl! And I was also inspired to buy the new car for Briana because the car she was previously driving was a Tahoe and had over $100K of miles on it and used over $150/week in gas. The new car is affordable for her (less than $300/month) and is great on gas mileage.
When Briana announced her plans to go to a Dave Matthews concert with Colby, that was tough. That was actually a very difficult time for Briana and I. I did not think it was right for them to go off on a "road trip" at their age. I didn't want to believe they were really going to do it, I realize that this is the time in her life when she needs to break away from my "rules" and go away with Colby on their own. I realize that that she is growing up, and I have to know that she always makes the right decisions and I have to support her on this, but... Watch What Happens. Keep watching. It only gets better!