Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Twofer Tuesday

Welcome to Twofer Tuesday where I post two short things.

We are still waiting to see what will happen with regards to my son's trip overseas. The email we received from the tour company said that they will be in touch later this week to share options. I really hope they get to go sometime this summer. If not, it looks like they will apply our payment to next year. Luckily, all of the seniors bought trip cancellation coverage. Yup, you guessed it - the insurance agent (that's me!) didn't buy the insurance. It looks like it will all work out but I am a wee bit stressed over the thought of losing all of our money. Note to self, next time BUY THE INSURANCE!!!

The good news is that my son has been able to pick up a couple of shifts at work this vacation week. They found out they weren't going to go about 3:00 Friday and he - and one of his friends - were able to work on Saturday. When Evan was in 7th grade, I fought with the school about what he should do about math the next year. I started in February and we didn't come to a resolution that our family found acceptable until June. Anyway, it turned about to be the perfect choice for him academically. What my biggest concern - and the concern of some at the school - was how Evan would do socially by being mixed in with students two years older. Well, one of the students that Evan met that year is the kid who got him this job. They have become very good friends. He already knew some of the other kids in the class and they have also become good friends in the years since then. Phew. Score one for following my mom intuition!

Here's to intuituion and short posts.


  1. You didn't buy the insurance? Bad insurance agent! :)

    My daughter (an insurance account manager) even bought the wedding insurance - I thought it was weird, but it provided her with some peace of mind when she was stressed out.

  2. Thank you for the perfect life lesson...buy the insurance!
    Oops! Didn't buy it for the Kindle...
    I am enjoying that Kindle immensely (sp?) Just added another *FREE* book to it this morning!
    I am in awe of your son!

  3. I wouldn't have bought the insurance either. How many volcanos can go off like that?? :)

  4. okay, an insurance agent who didn't buy insurance.



  5. Good luck with everything.
    It's always something.

  6. After I left the above comment I went and read some of your previous posts I have missed.
    The piece about Hallie is haunting me.......
    I've gone back and reread about their Florida trip....
    I know how much her kids mean to her, I cannot even fathom what they are going through. I feel as though I've had the wind knocked out of me.