It was a Dark and Stormy Night

September 5th 1978 at 30 years of age I had my first walk down the driveway
of 4635 Vantreight Drive.
My friend Karine was kind of, sort of, interested in viewing the property
and I had agreed to go with her.
However, she couldn’t make it and as I had made the appointment to view the property,
I felt obliged to go.
From the moment my feet began the walk my heart was beating as if it was magnetized
by the land.

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

November 10th 1978 was moving day for Mom, Trevor age 8 and Troy age 6.
Maarten was working at the Bakery that day.
Greaves Moving and friends Karine, Donna, Dianne and my sister Bonnie
assisted in unpacking.
It was a clear, cold, windy day and leaves were blowing through the front door
along with the furniture.
Once the furniture was in each of the girls took a room
and just unpacked our belongings wherever it felt right.
This included hanging pictures on the walls where there was picture hangers.
What an amazing team!

The girls left to be home for their children returning from school
and I picked the boys up to bring them to their new home.
By 5:30 p.m. it was dark and the wind was howling.
The boys were down stairs in their bedroom and I was upstairs in the kitchen
when the power went out!
I groped my way along to the downstairs landing calling to the boys.
Suddenly there was Trevor holding his Star Wars light saber,
Troy tucked under his arm.
It was a Dark and Stormy Night

“Mom, stay there we’re coming up”
So up came my little light carrying warriors.
Light Saber lighting the way, we got into the car and went back to our house on San Capri
where there was power.

By 7:00 p.m. Maarten was home and we all went back to see if the power was on.
Thankfully it was.

With the Remembrance Day holiday, Maarten had two days in our new home to put things in order.
We were able to walk the land and the beach.
It was a Dark and Stormy Night


After many years of boating most recently on our sailboat, Maarnada
Our family was at home on this point of land that jutted out into the sea.

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

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