Job interview 

Well, having a parent that knows and understands corporate America was benefits. The company 26 was applying for is, if his experience is any indication, violating about half a dozen federal laws related to hiring. I guided him through what to say and who to speak with and…he has an interview today at 9 am. … More Job interview 

Here’s the Latest

Well, the move went well.  26 is in his new digs with his fraternity brother/landlord.  The job thing is not going so smooth and he is already doubting himself and hinting at “running” again.  I’ve told him there is nowhere to run.  Grow up and find a job. Basically, even though his fraternity brother is … More Here’s the Latest

The Power of Love

I should have known when I wrote and read the to 26, “I will not speak to you when you are using in the future” last summer at the family counseling weekend I would struggle when that time came.  Well, as we feared, it came.  He was further down the relapse path than we thought. … More The Power of Love

The Long Journey

I haven’t written in a while for various reasons.  Work got really busy even though I am not traveling.  One or both of the boys have been under foot for one reason or another.  In the case of 21 it is simply scheduled breaks in the semester.  Call me old and senile but I don’t … More The Long Journey

Glad to be home

Well the trip home was ever bit as frustrating and stressful as I thought it would be…and then some. I am so glad to be back home. The only thing that kept me from absolutely losing my mind was MrsL’s constant and ever so discreet teasing me with her plans for me on NYE. Oh … More Glad to be home

An Update on…

It has been awhile since I penned, okay typed, a full blown update on 26 and his recovery. This morning seems like a really good time for such an update since he is crossing a major threshold. If you haven’t been on here before let me give a brief synopsis.  My oldest son, 26, struggled with … More An Update on…

Catching Up

Life has been just a little crazier these past few weeks.  I can’t believe it is almost the end of October; but, yet I have watched all of the LOCKtober post all month while being unlocked now for nearly 2 months.  Business travel coupled with high school and college football games, all with metal detectors, … More Catching Up

What do we do now…

MrsL woke up this morning to a missed text from the site director at 25’s sober living residence from last night. It seems he missed curfew and check in last night…and the other residents said he was at his “other apartment.” Obviously we were not happy. So, after her own doctors appointment headed down to … More What do we do now…

Trying times

I guess I really will never truly be ready for 25 to venture out of treatment! In the back of my mind, even with a solid few weeks of working on my own “recovery” each next step still scares the hell out of me!  He has been in sober living for 2 months with some … More Trying times