I know all the kids are asking that very question; and I am, too. It makes me nostalgic for my youth, and I long for the summer days that seemed to last forever. I just can’t believe summer is almost over.

Having recently moved to Roswell, Georgia, I have been adjusting to all the good and happy changes that are occurring. My daughter is heading off to college in a few weeks and two major projects are getting ready to launch at the family construction firm. I guess I feel “all grown up” now.

Empty nesting after having my daughter to myself all these years is tough. I feel the pulls on my heart, the strings are stretched taut . . . will she be OK? Have I done everything I could to prepare her for the big world out there? Am I ready for her to be in the big, wide world?

Over the weekend, Steve and I went down to the lake by the house just as the sun was setting. He knew I was a bit melancholy and thought we should take our cameras to “see what we could see.” Here is what I captured.

Looking at it once I had it uploaded to my computer, I realized something…my dad always said, “even as the sun sets, it also rises to a new day . . . a new beginning. How true.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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