Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thank you Glen!

Glenn Litchfield Well there you go a Blog name that is great....RIGHT SIDE UP....send me the prize, LOL
I posted on FB a while ago that I needed a new name for the blog.  After looking through everyone's suggestions, we kept coming back to this one.  Your prize will be in the mail soon Glenn.

Friday, August 24, 2012

My heart is so heavy

Clarence William Power

February 20, 1955 - August 21, 2012

Power, Clarence William: On August 21, 2012, I lost my best friend and husband, Clarence Power. Born in Gander February 20, 1955. From 1957 - 2012 resided in his beloved Harbour Main. Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre in the presence of his loving family after a long struggle with IPF, a serious lung disease. Pre-deceased by his father, Joseph, mother Rita (nee Hickey), and two brothers, Joseph, & Brian. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 35 years, Rosemary (nee Howard), three beautiful girls: Kellie Ann, Krista Lee, and Heather (Cory Dalton) and precious little angel, Claire , brothers: Mike (Anne-Marie) and Francis, sisters: Rose Bryden, Rowena Street (George), and only living Aunt Bride Glenn, Sisters-in-law: Elizabeth and Madeleine, many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and all the Howard in-laws. He was well respected by his friends and co-workers, Local 740. He was loved by everyone he touched. He loved his community, hunting and fishing but his greatest love was his wife and girls. Resting at Dunphy’s Funeral Home, Holyrood. Visitation on Thursday & Friday from 2 - 4 pm & 7 - 9 pm. Funeral will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 25, 2012from SS. Peter & Paul Church, Harbour Main. Inurnment will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Harbour Main
This was my Uncle Clar, my dad's youngest brother.  He has been fighting the same fight my dad did for the past 2 years and lost his battle Tuesday past.  He was my stand in dad when we lived in NL, and even danced with Dad and I during my wedding "father and daughter dance".  I know he is in heaven right now with my dad, and they are probably playing crib and watching to see if the NHL will be playing in September.  I miss you Uncle Clar.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Finding normal again

It has been almost 2 weeks since we moved back to Nova Scotia after Rob was let go from the Northwest Company.  In that time, we have bought all new furniture for moms house, outlined and acquired approval to renovate her yard (we need to build a bigger shed for robs quad and motorcycle and now that kids live here again we want to put up a fence and as we are now in a trailer park and rent the land you must acquire approval first).  The kids are happy to be back around soo many of their relatives and I am not sure how or why but this experience has changed Colby.  He is a different kid now, but in a positive way. I have been working very hard at trying to make this easy for them and have been working on making this a permanent home for them and for us. Many of our pictures are hanging on the walls now, and I had a phone interview yesterday and a follow up in person interview with the same company in 2 weeks. I am nt going to tell you yet about it because I don't want to jinx it but I feel really good about I and it is very exciting. I will admit though, I feel somewhat guilty that I am starting to feel happy here. I didn't want to.  What I want s my old life back, but I can't have that.  It was cruely taken from us by the Northwest Company and for that I will never forgive them.  What I want is the life I had there and the new life we will have here all at the same time. But we all know that can't happen. Notice how I keep putting The Northern Store and the Northwest Company here?  Well, there is a reason for that. Many people have found us through this blog looking for information on the company and we have always been big supporters. Well, now if anyone finds us by searching the Northwest Company, they will see our story.