General News · 26th November 2012
Dianne Bersea & Jodi Forster
Hi Everyone! With a big helloooo from the south Okanagan! We are now getting more settled in our new home despite a whirl of activity as our trusty ranch manager and various trades people bring the house fully up to speed. Lots of wonderful discoveries and easy access to a whole new world. We love it here.
But first we pause for a very important message!
Thanks to all the folks who made the move possible including Patricia who took over packing up our Cortes kitchen, providing neatly labels boxes just the right size to lift; Ayami for two days in our Gallery securing all our fragile artwork in beautifully constructed cardboard boxes; Jana, Elinore, Mark, Barbara, Patricia and Vincent who efficiently moved all the boxes to the central staging area in the gallery; Bruce & John for clearing a path through the cedars for the moving truck and taking the last of our recycling to the dump; Cindy to doing all our last minute printing after our printers died; Rob Reed for managing the truck part of the move with aplomb, from picking up the truck, loading on Cortes to safe delivery in the Okanagan, and; our energetic loading crew - Steve, Mark, Cheryl and Will who got the job done in record time. You are all truly wonderful treasures and fill our hearts with your energy.
Thanks also to all the warm hearted islanders who invited us for dinners and special events to wish us well and gave us hugs for our journey. We've appreciated follow-up e-mails and phone calls since we've arrived. Your love and concern is with us here. We feel that the Okanagan is just an extension of the community that we have been a part of there. You are with us here.
These photos will give you an idea of our new environment.
Our new driveway through the lodgepole pines. Mule deer and coyotes are our neighbours.
Jodi celebrating from the top of our nearby bluff just north of the house and barn.
The view from the bluff! And similar to the view from the house.
There's lots of space for studios!!!