Empty nesters and late-life dads

One of the things about baby boomers is we can be the same age but at such different points in our life cycle. On my short, dead-end street are four homes, all with (I think) boomer owners. Three, however, are empty nesters, but we have a 7-year-old, as well as a college freshman. Now that the house is for sale across from us, I’m hoping a family moves in — one just came to look, with two young girls. ABC was quite excited, standing at the top of our driveway, sending, I think, her psychic vibes down to will them to get the house. “They left, Daddy…maybe they went to get the moving van,” ABC said. Ah, to be so young and so optimistic — and so unaware of all that goes into buying a house and making it a home.