Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The light at the end of the tunnel

So it's Wednesday and I was hoping that today was the end. However, it looks like the light at the end of the tunnel is not coming until Friday. Don't know what I'm talking about.... it's year end audit time. For our family that means pain and lots of it. This has been the worst busy season yet. Roger worked 90 hours last week and will work that this week too. We are tired and cranky and missing him. So I decided to look on the bright side, I've been whining about this a lot. It's a new top five.

Top five reasons we are looking forward to Roger finishing up his year end audits.

1. Bill and I will no longer be solely responsible for shoveling the walk and driveway. (Bill's our extremely nice neighbor who takes pity on me and shovels sometimes, not a secret boyfriend)

2. Roger will be here to take part in all the bingo that the girls love to play (not to mention all the Hi Ho Cherry-O, Chutes and Ladders, Memory...well you get the idea)

3. He will be here to defend himself when Avery accuses him of shoving chap stick in the end of a marker.

4. Ashby will hopefully stop asking me if daddy will be home to see them.

5. He will just plain be here. We can see his face, he can get some sleep and we can enjoy quality family time again. We miss you Rog and can't wait until you are finished. We love you!


Kari said...

Things are not the same when dad's are gone, not to mention, it's hard being a "single" parent!! Good luck Chels, you're almost done!!

Nancy Clark said...

Love your new list! Chris is going out of town all next week, so now you've got me counting down the days until he comes back before he's even left!

Nancy Sabina said...

Awwww - I feel for you. I bet him being super busy and tired is even worse than him being actually gone in some ways. I hope it ends soon.
What a good Mommy you are to play all those games with the girls.

kawowski said...

I like to call myself a pharmacy school widow. You can be the audit widow :0) At least it will be done soon. You are a good Mom to play all of those games. Maybe next year you should just have Roger fly you home to Utah for this time????? PS I am mailing you some pictures of Ashby when she was a baby I found.

Brittany said...

I wish I could be there to keep you a little occupied during this time! Although I am sure that you have fun stuff to do, you are very good that way. Tell Roger that we miss him, we miss all of you guys too of course. But tell him that we are proud of him for all the hard work he is putting in! Have a fabulous weekend!