I first met this handsome, shy, young man in high school…yep, grade eleven at Timmins High & Vocational School, Timmins, Ontario. He was fresh in the area, and I thought I could be nice to him and make a new friend… Sooo, one day when I saw him in the cafeteria by himself, I walked up to him and said, “I hate to see anyone sitting alone. Mind if I sit with you?” (Yes, I really did say that…)
He responded, “Can’t you see that I’m busy doing homework?” Uhuh!! That was his smooth response… Fern was also in my French class, and being from a real French family, he was Teacher’s Pet for sure! So I thought I could ask him for help in the classwork, but again he snubbed me off and sent his friend my way… I did move on! I didn’t bother waiting for the third strike 😉
But, as God would have it, by the end of the following summer, a family friend and I went to my parents’ newly built house to wash windows before moving in, and guess who was there?? Vacuuming the ducts, nonetheless! Yep! Fern had spent the summer working on a construction crew, and just happened to be in our new home! hehe... Kinda’ sweet revenge 😉
From there, Fern actually made an attempt to talk to me that September at school! And hey, I know a good thing when I see it! He was a keeper… within three years, we were married!
Two years later, we started our little family – one, two, three daughters born to us within three and one-half years! We have now been married over thirty years, have gained three wonderful sons-in-law, and have recently acquired our sixth grandchild!! We are so blessed! Life is amazing!
We have purposed to enjoy every stage of our life together, and not be tied down to the norm...to debt, the job, stuff, to fear of life circumstances...
We are ever thankful for God's strength in our weakness, His grace in our life, and His mercy - new every morning! He sure has plans for us! Join us and see! You might simply have a good laugh, or you may be inspired, by our trying to live "the Untethered Life" 💕
About The CAPTAIN
Growing up spending plenty of time outdoors, helping on the farm, playing in the woods and on farm equipment, stealing fresh veggies from the garden (sorry Mom), eating fresh eggs, sneaking the rich cream off the top of the fresh milk in the fridge (hehe, sorry again, Mom), and having our own meat and vegetables (Thanks Dad and Mom!), I truly learned the value of real wholesome foods. I was blessed as a child, and again when I met my spouse — a beautiful woman who believes in wholesome living.
I also was privileged to be taught great work ethics — not only to work hard, but to play hard as well! I started out in the work field burning myself out, working long hours away from home, my wife, and our children. My wife and I knew changes had to be made in this area, so after a time, I went back to school…got another job working different crazy hours away from home, and travelling all over the continent…
Small changes led to more changes. I started to bring my family on my work trips, and thus began our wanderlust! That is, until our daughters settled in marriage and grandchildren started being born. SO, because my wife and I wanted to be near family, we quit our jobs, sold up, and moved!
With the ten years of job experience I now had, I started out on my own as Captain ELECTRON.
I am a family man who loves to travel and experience real life, meeting real people! I provide security solutions to businesses as well as private homes — video surveillance, alarm systems, and access control systems. Visit my website at
Since I was a young girl, my mom brought my sister and me with her to visit elderly or unwell friends in their homes and/or at care facilities. I enjoyed this interaction, and because we homeschooled our children, I continued the practice with my own three daughters. We would visit, help, sing, play the piano, and just enjoy each other`s company.
I also acquired, from childhood, the value of wholesome living — homemade meals with healthy ingredients, regular exercise and enjoyment of the great outdoors, as well as the importance of family and friends.
I have also fully enjoyed working in children’s programs, fostering children in our home, and coordinating community events with people of all ages.
Our daughters continued their education in the health field, and as I watched them going through school as well as, in time, into the workforce, I thought I would like to do the same! So I did!