Shortly after their marriage, Greg and Liz purchased the home in which that Greg was born and raised. He lived in that home until his mid-teens when his parents built a house in a newly developing area.It was a lovely, well-built, spacious family home into which Greg and Liz welcomed their own babies. However, it was also aging and badly needed repairs and expensive upgrading. With both of them in demanding jobs and two young kids, the work was overwhelming.

They decided to put it on market to see if they could find a buyer. Not only did one become available quickly but the buyers wanted immediate possession. Liz and Greg had two weeks, at the end of November, to find and purchase a new home, pack up and make the move. They found a lovely, smaller, brand new home that was ready for occupancy. Other than the fact that the landscaping will not be able to be completed until the spring, at the expense of the developer, it is a move right in, maintenance free home.

I was able to take a week off work for a quick visit to Calgary to help with the packing, moving and settling in. Quite uncharacteristically for November, it was a balmy, 11 degrees and a beautiful day for a move. It was a monumental task and the weather meant that Greg’s crew was all working so Greg, Liz, Greg’s Mom and I did the work ourselves. We were exhausted but so happy to see them settled in their new place by the time I returned to Cayman.

Russ and Layla are pretty resilient kids and just rolled with the punches. We even had some time to explore the new neighbourhood and just hangout in the new digs. Calvin and Hobbs even made the move in the form of a large, canvas print for his new bedroom wall.