Our Moving Company

Backing up a bit today to replay our recent move in slower motion…

1Grandad's Crocuses Easter weekend “Grandad”s Crocuses saw us off with just a small contingent of our possessions to head to Alberta and start work in hopes of also finding a place to call ‘home’.

We took the Kootenay Lake ferry to spare the heavy-laden old Toy a steep mountain pass…

2Here we Go...P11909542 Kootenay Ferry 2 Free Ferry

Yay for a free ferry!  (Too bad this idea couldn’t catch on back in Powell River.)

We spent Easter with the Calgary kids…

3Easter in Calgary3 Easter

before heading into Canmore (an hour’s drive) on Monday morning to our temporary lodging for the week…

4Canmore Hotel While Jim worked I scouted about…4Exploring

4Wait for it looking and waiting for the right doors to open in a tightly closed up housing market… We considered even just renting a residential room for the month at the tune of $1000!

…But then I saw it, on Day 2–

5 The Find!5 The Yard to be

A picture perfect suite with endless ‘yard’ space, far exceeding anything we had yet seen, and I thought of my city grandkids and how perfect this would be… and then it was only a matter of waiting to see if the property management’s vision concurred with our own!

How had this place not been snapped up sooner—we are confident God was holding it for us.  The timing of its availability was impeccable.  As we checked out of the hotel we were free to pick up keys for our new home on April 1!

All that remained was to fetch our trailer load of goods and get a moving crew ( :

Saturday was move-in day…

6 Welcome Home6 almost home


6 A place to drop the keys HOME!7 April 2

The moving crew…

7 The movers7 Cedrick7 Moving in7 The Moving Crew Time for treats and a rest…7 The Moving Crew roosting

8 Pooped!

And when all the boxes were in there was time to play the day away…8 At play8 Choo choo8 Spiderman!8Up in the air8 Dutch BlitzThe parents got time out in town while the kids and I went for a nature walk…

Elk droppings and spruce cones were the highlight!9 Nature Walk9 Nature in hand

I sent them home with pockets full (of cones!) in hopes of many nature walks to come, now that we live so near!

9Here with you at last

And Monday morning the sun came in to say ‘Good Morning’10 Morning Sunshine and we old folks shared a cup of tea before Jim went off to work in his new career as a Bicycle Mechanic in a town that thrives on bicycle use…

10 First Morning Tea April3

God has done great things for us.  Our hearts are full of wonder and joy.


“He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.” Ps.145:19

My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.  Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! Ps.34:2,3

Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! Ps.34:9



Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame
We fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to him who showed great love–P1060204
And bled for us
Freely you bled, for us

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave!

Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bow to none but heavens will
No scheme of hell, no scoffer’s crown
No burden great can hold you down
In strength you reign
Forever let your church proclaimpink

Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
Our God is not dead, he’s alive! he’s alive!


Matt Maher: “Christ is Risen”—Listen here!

This song resonates with the power of Easter morning’s joy.  I so enjoyed singing it Easter morning and share it now in case you have missed it.  It is a song for today and every day as we ‘walk in the light as He is in the light’ enjoying fellowship with the Father and with His called out ones because Christ is risen!