5 Weeks of “Vacation”…

September 26/17

Time for another update!

Proud Grandparents!

Proud Grandparents!

The day after the last post, Ross flew into Calgary and met Karen there to attend a first ever Adrian Cousin’s Reunion where 16 of the 26 cousins met for the first time (more on that in my next post).  And then we went on to meet our sweet grand baby, Roman and to visit with Michael and Courtney in Saskatoon.  This started Ross’ 3 weeks of vacation which got increased to 5 weeks off.  Needless to say we got a lot done and had some wonderful down time with 5 weeks off! Continue reading

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Karen’s Musings

Sept 23/17

Karen’s Musings – From Strangers to Family

IMG_2886Warning!  This is a very personal post and I share it with you because my heart is overflowing and it is part of my life’s adventure.  (I’m grateful for a small readership of people who love me!)

As I look back on this past year and half, I’m overwhelmed at how grateful that I am for the blessings poured out.  Continue reading

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In the Heat of Summer

August 17/17

IMG_2757Since the last post, we have been watching our sweet grandson grow through photos.  Continue reading

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Family News

July 2/17

2 big announcements!

Isn't he the most gorgeous baby you've ever seen!

Roman Ellery… Isn’t he the most gorgeous baby you’ve ever seen!

1.   We are grandparents! And couldn’t be more thrilled and proud! Continue reading

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The Digging Continues

July 1/17

IMG_2034Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

I can’t believe that it’s been 3 months already since my last post.  It’s been busy!

Maybe point form would be most expedient…

Ross has been home for 36 days altogether (in 6 day increments) since the last post and we have accomplished a lot!

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Mud, Mud, Mud and More Mud!

March 25/17
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IMG_2297The septic is in and our yard is a big muddy mess!  But the septic is in…  Continue reading

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Will Winter Keep Calling?

February 28/17

IMG_2257It seems like winter just never ends this year…and yes, I know that in other parts of Canada it’s not reasonable to expect it so soon, but here on the Island, we don’t get snow like this.  From a fall of huge winds and rains that just kept coming right into HUGE (for us) snows that just seem to keep coming, it seems like winter will never end.  Continue reading

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As We Look Toward the Spring

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This has been a winter unlike anything I have ever experienced.  Wind storm after wind storm (many in excess of 50km) bringing many inches of rains… and then the snow.  The “lots of it and not going away soon” type.  We got almost 2 feet on the property and it stayed for over 8 weeks!   Even the local people say that this isn’t normal for the Comox Valley.  Had we been in the RV for the winter, this would have been a real adventure.   (Feb.4th) And as we finally see green land, we get another foot of snow in the last 24 hours…deep sigh… Continue reading

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As Winter Approaches

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Stormy winter has arrived here in the Comox Valley with torrential rains and record winds.  It is so nice to be tucked away in the Rabey’s home and watching it instead of experiencing it in the RV.  Speaking of… Continue reading

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The Last Days of Summer…

August 31/16

img_2129This last week of August, while Ross was home, we spent living in the RV on the property giving the Rabey’s their house back as they pack and prepare for their big trip across the continent.

Ross got the water hooked up Continue reading

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