Saturday, September 5, 2009

We're Here!

Just a quick update here courtesy of the public library in Fort McMurray. The family has all arrived safe and sound in Janvier...and our belongings were all there waiting for us. It's been a busy past couple of weeks. School is now off and running. I am teaching grade 5/6 at Father R. Perin School. It's a bit of an adjustment switching from high school to middle school after 6 years but so far so good.

The family is adjusting well to all the changes. We are taking the day to explore more of Fort McMurray, which is about an hour's drive north of Janvier. Last week we were at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre here before bidding farewell to Lisa's parents, Kim and Tim. They stayed with us for our first week to help us get moved in and I am very grateful for the extra help.

I have a ton of pictures and I plan to get some up shortly. We are expecting to have our phone and internet up and running on Tuesday. So look for more regular updates on our progress shortly.

Finally, thank you to all our well-wishers. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. Life is busy but life is good and we look forward to exploring this part of the country and sharing it with you.