David

David

Posted on 01/18/2016


Photo taken on December  8, 2014

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Winter Panorama

Winter Panorama
(from The Homestead Chronicles archives)

A view from our grid road; our homestead is there, to the right.

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9 comments - The latest ones
Sylvain Wiart
Sylvain Wiart
belle perspective !
19 months ago.
David has replied to Sylvain Wiart
Merci, Sylvain.
18 months ago.
Pandarine
Pandarine
I bet it's very quiet up there! ;-)
9 months ago.
David has replied to Pandarine
Yes it is, Pandarine. We feel very close to the Lord out here. About the only time it gets "busy" out here is during seeding and harvest seasons. But that usually only consists of the odd piece of heavy farm equipment driving by on it's way to the next field. :)
9 months ago.
Pandarine has replied to David
I am curious: How far would you have to drive to the next doctor, gas station, shop or post office if you ever need one?
9 months ago.
David has replied to Pandarine
Hi, Barbara.

A very good question. We have two villages (one east and one west of us) approximately 20km away; which is about a fifteen minute drive for us. These two villages each have a grocery store, gas station, and post office. There are two larger towns, with populations of around 2000 people, one to the east of us and one to the north west of us, that are about 40km away. They both have hospitals and the typical shops and service stations you would generally find in small towns.

For medical specialists and treatments that require MRI scans and all that advanced stuff, we go to the small city of Moose Jaw, which is about a two hour drive away. And less than an hour east of Moose Jaw is the city of Regina, which is the capital for the province of Saskatchewan.
9 months ago. Edited 9 months ago.
Pandarine has replied to David
Thank you so much for this detailed information, David!

15 minutes drive is nor bad at all. and even 30 minutes is tolerable. 2 hours drive is about the same as when my husband has to see a specialist in the Veteran's clinic. To his regular doctor we drive about 40 minutes.

He is actually on a waiting list for a nursing home, which is about a two hour drive on the interstate from our house. I am now looking for a new house in between the nursing home and his family around here, because I don't have anybody else in the US (I am from Germany, originally). So I don't want to move too close to the nursing home, which would leave me too far from his family and all by myself later in life.

And I am living in my dream house right now, *sigh* ...
9 months ago.
David has replied to Pandarine
When you think about it, if we lived in a big city, it would still probably take as much time to reach a hospital as it is for us now. Our only real hurdle would be getting where we needed to go in bad weather. The grid roads do get to be a challenge if we have many days of heavy rain, or if there's a particular long and heavy snow storm. We would have to wait until the road was plowed out or dried up a bit if overly wet. But, we do have a four wheel drive vehicle that can handle most situations, if an emergency arose.

Sorry to hear about the current situation you are faced with, in regards to where to live. I pray that you find a solution that meets all of your needs and desires, Barbara.
9 months ago.
Pandarine has replied to David
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, David - your kind words and prayers are very much appreciated!

And I certainly wish for you that you never have an emergency you cannot handle! Yes, you are very right about big cities. Ours is relatively small. We live inside the city limits, but it feels like being out in the country. I love it - and I grew up in Berlin, Germany! ;-)

Big cities are just not for me ...
9 months ago.