I knew this was coming... but you never are happy when it happens even though you know it is going to happen. Sure, you are happy the VA is upgrading his life but not that you have to find another quality person to lean on at a price point that makes sense. He used to set up PBN sites for me... asked a lot of questions and learned a lot of what I did. After some time he set his own sites up and used some of what he learned from me to build his sites and rank them. Smart guy. I encouraged him all along to do that as I thought he had it in him to grow and build. He didn't leave to kill it in IM though... he was studying all along to become a lawyer and last week he actually became one. He's not in the USA (third world country actually) but he plowed through things and met his goal. To those of you that have VAs... help them spread their wings and grow as people as well as IMers. You won't believe how cool it is to see someone achieve their goals and how cool it feels to be a small part of that.