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Why I Am Grateful to Fort McMurray

Why I Am Grateful to Fort McMurray

Reflecting on the year 2012, I am most happy to have completed one full summer in Fort McMurray. This is the first chapter in, what I have chosen to call, “My Temporary Lifestyle.” With The Consultant bidding on and attaining contract work, we never know for sure where we’ll wind up or for how long. … Continue reading

The Empty Nest North

The Empty Nest North

I am becoming a woman I can’t see. I am an empty nester and in, what experts would call, transition. You know, that period where one changes from one state or condition to another.  I know, I am transitioning from dedicated, hands-on mother to… someone I am yet to know. My son and daughter are … Continue reading

So Long, 2_05

So Long, 2_05

The air’s fall scent, nature’s aromatic spice, is undeniable. The long shadows of the season protect the last hardy flowers. The refreshing chill that lingers into the afternoon tells me my time in Fort McMurray is coming to an end for this year. As I organize my belongs in preparation for my drive home, I … Continue reading

Those are Some Mosquitoes!

Those are Some Mosquitoes!

“Mosquitoes,” they all warned. “You are going to Fort McMurray, you had better go prepared,” they said.  At my office going away party, one of my clients gifted me a can of “Ben’s Wilderness Formula Insect Repellent,” wrapped delicately in brown paper.  I could tell by the orange and black spray can that it was … Continue reading