Joseph is the name of my youngest son.
He just finished college and moved into an apartment with his girlfriend.
I also have two sons that are older. Each of them are married with Children of their own. It’s clear to me that none of the boys are going to come back home to live with my wife and I. I know that she secretly wishes they would come home, but they are strong and independent men. In order to help my wife get over the sadness of the children being gone, I suggested remodeling the old bedroom. I thought we could hire a contractor and turn the room into a fun and interesting place. I had a couple of ideas and I was anxious to find out if my wife was happy with the plan. My wife didn’t want to get rid of the kids furniture at first, but she thought the idea of a craft room sounded fantastic. My wife and I met with a building & remodeling specialist. We talked about the ideas that we had for the room and the building and remodeling specialists discussed prices with us. We decided to get a couple of estimates for the job, but ultimately we chose the same guy that gave us the great idea. He lowered his price to meet one of the other estimates and we still save some money. The contractor completed the remodel in two weeks and my wife was very excited and happy to be part of the process. Now she spends a lot of time in that room and I don’t think she misses the three boys quite as much.