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Settling In – A Slow Process

Well, it’s been just over a week since the movers left.  Probably 70% of the boxes are unpacked now.  Stuff is still scattered around the house, but it’s starting to be quite livable for sure.  While there is lots of stuff to do, and lots of things to learn where they are, and how they work, it’s amazing how quickly this is starting to feel like home.

There are so many “fun” things that you discover after you move into a new house (as we’re finding).  Things like “where do we put this furniture?” and “where did that box go?” and only the start.  For us it’s been things like “how do we turn the air conditioning on?” and “where are the outdoor tap shutoffs?” (we have a LOT of those here!) and “why are there no overhead lights n this place?” and “why are so many plugs here controlled by a switch?”.

The other “fun” thing at the moment is trying to work out the daily routines — carpooling, meal schedules, shopping, yard maintenance, etc.

My wife has been A M A Z I N G !!!  This total disruption has been quite tough on everyone (but fun at the same time) but through all this, Nancy has worked tirelessly to get things as settled as she can, as quickly as she can, while at the same time still making meals, doing laundry (while learning the ins and outs of the new appliances) and making lunches each day when we all run off.

We are constantly amazed at how God has brought us to this place at this time in our lives.  We are certainly hoping (and praying) that we will be able to make this place a blessing to our friends and neighbours in God’s name.

A Brief Update

I apologize for not having updated things sooner, but as you can imagine, it’s been VERY crazy around here lately.

Since the last post, we had an offer on our house all through (due to financing) and another one finally go through to final.  We’ve had a garage sale to get rid of stuff and we now have our front hall completely filled with boxes of stuff that will be donated.  We madly scrambling through the packing process, and we’ve bought another car today (2004 Volvo).

We’re on the home stretch (I think).  Closing on our new house is this Thursday.  Internet should be getting installed on Friday.  New freezer arrives on Saturday.  Movers arrive on Monday and Tuesday.  And closing on the current house is June 30th.

It’s going to be a “fun” few weeks I’m sure, and I doubt I’ll have much time to make any further updates here, but I’ll try.

Thanks to all of you who have been so faithfully standing with us in prayer over this move.  We want our new place to honour Him, and we want it to be a place where people can come to relax and enjoy company. Make sure that after we get settled (or even before) that you drop by for a visit, a drink and maybe even some food, but definitely for some good laughs!!

God Bless!!


Exercises in Trust and Control


Ask my wife. She’ll tell you I have issues with “control”.

I like to be in control. I need to be in control. I don’t do roller coasters or various rides at amusement parks. I have to be in control. I like to do daring things — as long as I’m in control.

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God’s Hand – Part 2 – The Hits Just Keep on Comin’

The other day I wrote a post on out home buying experience so far and how God’s hand appears to have been in it all the way. Well, today I want to add a couple more things that have been added to this list.

We did the home inspection yesterday (nothing major was found), but . . . → Read More: God’s Hand – Part 2 – The Hits Just Keep on Comin’

God’s Hand in Home Buying


Back on March 4th in my blog post I wrote these words…

Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s just a restlessness that comes every Spring. Maybe it’s a minor mid-life crisis (although I think I’m beyond “mid-life” now, aren’t I?). Maybe it’s the job. Whatever it is, it’s an unsettledness that’s haunting me these days.

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