We’re here.

In Alberta.

In a house, beside a church, in a field an hour southwest of Edmonton.

When someone with a GPS comes by and gives me the coordinates, I’ll pass them on to you. But until then its really tough to say where we are.

But, its good. The people have been generous and helpful, the space is wide open, and the neighbours are silent. The house is larger than we are used to, so we have to yell louder to find where the others are. And I asked and got the rundown on the wildlife. Mostly the Coyotes will leave us alone, the skunks, and there are many this year, are unafraid of you so keep your distance, the many deer need to be watched for, especially at night when they move to the trees for sleep. If something needs to be shot, call the neighbour. Good to know.

We’ve been working to get settled, and it’s taken me most of the day to get Internet here. Seems on windy days you can loose the Internet, and phone for a while. Today was really windy.

Perhaps a couple of pics to keep you interested. And when I fix the wifi I’ll stream a bit of video for you.

I’m off to have a shower, in my en suite, then to bed. I never thought I’d say that.

Oh, and the stars are simply awe inspiring. Tonight we could even see the milky way. Jean and many others were right, the rural life is very different, but it has the potential to be amazing.

So take care out there in the distance.

Nite. From the field.

Kitchen Kitchen/Dining

 The Front room Out the back windows

 Out the back windows

Comments

  1. j.kroeker@sasktel.neOctober 21, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Wow! It's beautiful! And what a lovely, spacious home! As unsettling as it can feel, I think that you'll find it won't take long for happiness and comfort to seep into your bones, replacing weariness and heavy hearts. Take care! Still looking forward to reading your blog!

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  2. Looks like a really nice place, hope you're happy there. I love the sound of all the wildlife, something I miss since moving inner-city.

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  3. I was afraid you might have vanished into the great beyond. Glad you arrived there and are getting settled in. It looks like an amazing house. May it give you as many good memories as your last home.

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  4. I can see you settling in there and being at peace. Looks good on Lauralea. That kitchen will be broken in in no time. The fireplace looks cozy too.

    Big hugs.

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  5. Glad you're getting settled in. It looks like a lovely home.

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  6. The views are making us homesick for AB. May you be very blessed and happy there. Please wave at the Northern Lights for us.
    Dell and Sue

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  7. Yep, I think that looks cozy enough for you to be quite content.

    We are missing you... (((hugs))) across the miles.

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  8. What a beautiful place.

    May you soon find contentment and peace - -in being at the centre of God's plan and in your new surroundings.

    Hugs and prayers - C&C

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  9. Looks beautiful, and cozy for a big home. And ditto the other comments above. And ditto the hugs. Take care. Much love.

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  10. OOh, you lucky blokes, you.My dream for Me come true for you. Make sense? Enjoy and be blessed.

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  11. Glad you made it, and that Lauralea got her slow cooker unpacked so quickly! And my apologies for the 100 hits from my computer yesterday -- just really anxious to see if you were settling in. :)

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  12. I was very comforted when I saw dads chair.

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  13. I miss those skies, deeply.

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  14. Boy, Lauralea wasn't kidding about the height of the cupboards!! Did she get that ladder yet??

    Glad you arrived safe. Your home looks beautiful. It is already sad driving by the church and your van not there!!

    Take care.

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  15. YAY you made it safely and soundly. The house looks lovely. You must be very happy. I am for you.

    Jeremy

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  16. Looks lovely. I pray that God blessed you there :)

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  17. gordon & marianOctober 25, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Many good wishes Your home looks great Missing you all
    The country living will grow on you Get a cat it
    will keep the mice in check
    God bless

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  18. gordon & marianOctober 25, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Hi your home looks so nice
    It sure looks lonesome when we drive by your house
    We miss all but we are happy for you all.
    May God bless and take of one and all

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