Thank you, Thank you, Thank you all!
I did have to go back in to the serial interface and assign my IP to my LAN one last time but everything is working now even through a reboot...
I could figure out how an interface without DHCP assigned could be the VR for my LAN and reassigning my LAN away could be correct but with all of your encouragement it seems to be working!
Thanks again! Wallabybob and Jameson, thanks for sharing your knowledge and time!