Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thank You For the Help in Michigan!!

As we were beginning our new chapter in our life, I was very worried that we wouldn't have enough help in Michigan. Since Larry, our old landlord, forced us to move before the 5th of January (He had supposedly gone and rented the apartment to someone by the first), we tried to get help from our friends and family. Most were going back to work after their time off for the Holidays. We were also concerned because I was 7 months pregnant and couldn't lift much of anything. I felt helpless.

Luckily, we have great family. We'd like to thank our families who always come to our rescue in a pinch: Si (Paul's brother) who came after working and busted his butt,so he could get back to his kids and help them with their homework; Ruth (Paul's Mom, aka Grandma Fish); Jim (Paul's Step-Father, aka Pipi), who was awaiting back surgery, and kept surreptitiously lifting "small things"; our Step-Nephew A.J. (the healthiest lifter of the bunch) who helped unpack well into the evening; Lisa's Father, Tom, who assisted through his pre-hip replacement pain; and Lisa's Mother, Nancy, who baby sat Aedhan (we, of course, had to twist her arm on that one) and who made a huge pot of yummy chili to fill the stomachs of all of the hard workers.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thank You - We'll Miss Chicago!!

It's funny how long it has taken me to get back to working on the blog. I've got to try to get everyone caught up on what has been going on with the Roscoe Family in 2007. I have my work cut out for me.

The first thing we need to do is to thank every one who helped us pack the truck in Chicago. They took time out of their busy schedules on New Years Eve. Lee Scruggs, who took time from helping his mother. Jeffery Dunn, who took time out from spending it with his family and doing his FTM(Field Training Manager) duties. Finally, Andre Lucero, who flew back from overseas, slept a little bit and then, helped til he had a Vatican obligation at the Chicago Dioceses. He even came back New Years Day to help us finish up.

We'd also like to thank our next door neighbors Laura and David. Laura came over and helped me clean the kitchen and pack. They also offered us a place to sleep since we finished so late New Years Day and were exhausted.

It was very hard to leave Chicago. It had been Paul's home for almost ten years and mine for the last three years. It is where Paul and I had built our life together and started our family. We'll always have the memories, but our hearts will always ache for the "Windy City."