MISSION PREPARATION: Free ourselves of most furniture & many of our worldly goods. Move out of rental complex in Abbotsford. Farewell dinners and goodbyes. Visit our children and grandchildren and extended family; have phone visits with distant family.
Nov 13-15: Travel to Grants Pass OR to visit daughter Leah, husband Jason and their sons Logan (15y) & Rowan (13y) to drop off some of our worldly treasures.
Nov 20-22 Travel to Victoria, BC to enjoy a farewell visit our son Cliff, his wife Deanna and our grandchildren: Zach (20y), Caesha (17y) and Nyah (14Y).
NOTE: July 2014, we were able to visit our son Glen, his wife Danelle and family in Colorado.
November 24-30: Busy week with wonderful dinner visits: at the home of our dear friend Louise J, at the home of Bishop & Sister V (along with friends George & Sharon H) and very dark evening drive through heavy rain into downtown Vancouver (with Pres. & Sister E) to enjoy a delicious dinner prepared for us by our friend/host Gary S.
Tuesday 25th our last day at the Vancouver BC temple serving shift one and shift two, with good-bye hugs to dear friends with whom we have served.
Wed to Sat: downsizing, packing, cleaning and loading of the van and small u-haul trailer (with the assistance of our ward full-time Elders: Lamb and Samis) in preparation for our drive East through the mountainous interior of BC to Calgary, AB.
Not enough to do?! We were asked to give talks in Sacrament Meeting on November 30th our last Sunday. After church services on Sunday, we attended a ward potluck dinner, a great way to say farewell to ward family and dear friends.