It would not be possible to do this bar mitzvah without the help of so many friends. Most spectacularly, I want to praise museinred to the skies for spending about 9 hours here yesterday to help get my house in shape for visiting family. For the first time since I can remember, I am actually not ashamed of the public areas of my house! I have a huge pile of trash that should get hauled away this afternoon, and Aaron's room now has suitable bookshelves and storage for him to keep his room neat.
Lots of other folks to thank, both for helping and for offering. But am so excited about the house I couldn't wait until the big thank you at the end.