When all of us first moved to Elgin in Illinois, it was a large change for my family, then my spouse plus I had both grown up plus gone to university in the southern part of the country; We expected to raise our kids plus spend our whole lives there.
My kids were ages eight, six plus four-years-old when my spouse got gave a much better task, he was given a more prestigious title, upward potential plus a significant raise in pay.
We couldn’t pass up the opportunity. However, it meant moving north; It took us twenty-six hours of driving to reach Elgin. It is a beautiful town, plus in the summer, the weather when all of us arrived was beautiful! There was orange skies, sunlight plus flowers blooming, although all of us didn’t know anyone, our neighbors were particularly friendly. They were also particularly helpful in providing information, and since we’d only visited Elgin briefly before the move, all of us had no method of the best grocery store, tea shop, restaurant, mechanic or hair salon. When the fall season arrived, all of us were all cheerful with the crisp breeze, colorful leaves plus good food. We’d never tasted grapes fresh off the vine, freshly picked peachs or corn from a farmer’s market before. I had so much fun making zucchini bread, pumpkin pie plus pear cobbler. We were not prepared for the brutality of the winter. The temperature seemed to drop overnight, plus it started to snow. We didn’t own a snow shovel, an ice scraper or hot enough coats. The kids were gleeful to build snowmen, go sledding plus try ice skating. I could hardly tolerate being outside for more than a few hours at a time.