Saturday, September 6, 2014

meeting internet friends and the best river day ever! UPDATED

have you ever met "in person" someone that you only met on the internet? my dearest friends Phelan and Sweet Sandy both got to meet SciFiChick and the friendship that they had already had over the internet was simply solidified by meeting in person. i heard all three of their stories and they all said the same thing - that each of them was exactly like they seemed on their blogs. and they ended up loving each other even more after they had met. i admit, i was jealous as oh heck but hey, i have to have a few flaws or else you will all think i'm perfect - bahahahahahah! (no wise cracks PP!)

anyway, we were contacted by an incredibly nice man who found us through our blog...he was interested in purchasing property here and wanted our opinion. we sent several emails back and forth and spoke to him on the phone. if he was everything that he seemed to be, and from everything that he told us about his family was true - then yer darn tootin's we want that family here in Framboise.

some good news - they got their excellent property and invited us over for a meal and to view the property. we pulled up in our truck, got out and started walking down the driveway and heard him say "welcome neighbours" out of one of the windows. we were nervous, excited and a bit more nervous. he came right out of the door and gave me a big, giant hug! then moved on to hug jambaloney. next out the door was an incredibly, beautiful young woman who came right into my arms. next up, her mother, with such a beautiful smile and so willing to hug a complete stranger. and last up was their oldest daughter - another incredibly beautiful young woman! each of them all went and hugged jambaloney too.

oh where to even begin? we were all smiling, laughing and talking and all at the same time! this family will be such a welcome addition to our community!!! they are incredibly nice christian people and we love that about them. i went on a tour of the house with the women - because their girl's are really young women - and they loved it when i had to spend time hugging their fridge - they have a full-sized fridge in their house!!! did you hear me??? i said "A FULL-SIZED FRIDGE"!!!!! of course i hugged it...several times over the night, actually.

prior to our meal, the father said such a beautiful Grace, thanking the Lord for meeting us and thanking the Lord for us to be able to spend time together and the wonderful food we were about to share. jambaloney and i say Grace, but not a lot of people here do. so of course i got teary because it was such a nice gathering of like-minded people and people who were truly interested in each other. they are going to love the beautiful people in our community and our community is going to love them.

the father requested that jamie slice the beautiful bbq'd pork and i filled my plate with delicious roasted potatoes, baby carrots and onions - it was so good! my fave ...well my fave is always potatoes - bahahah! -but my other fave was a proper made tea biscuit! the mother had made them from scratch and being that i am a bit of a tea biscuit snob - sorry, but i am - i loved that tea biscuit and wished i could have had room for another. but after all of that food - out comes the flakiest blueberry pie that you have ever tasted and the blueberries were fresh-picked off of their land!!!!! i was snacking on bits and pieces all night!

how on earth do you describe a conversation with an incredibly intelligent woman and two incredibly intelligent young women that lasted for 4 hours? no uneasiness, no hesitation - just non-stop-yakking and laughing to kill ourselves. jambaloney even said that while he and the father were in the other room talking that they sometimes had to stop due to all of the laughter coming from the kitchen.

you know how when someone is talking to you and they look you right in the eyes? and their eyes are sparkling? that's how all of their eyes looked when each of them spoke to us. they were all very interested in what we are doing here and asked many questions. we were both taken for a tour of their beautiful lands and their land is incredibly beautiful. they have many plans for what they would like to accomplish on, and in, their property and all of it is attainable!

we really enjoyed meeting them and jambaloney will be going mackerel fishing with the father on one of the days this week - woohoo baby! did you hear me? i said MACKEREL FISHING - wahooooey!

anyway - we had a really great time meeting them. we can't wait to see them again! we can't wait to introduce them to our community - our community will love them! the mother and girls are gone back home today but the father is here for another week. i hope to see him again before he leaves but jamie will definitely be seeing him to help with a few things and go fishing.

anyway, we came home and yakked our heads off about what a good time we had. we were still talking about them the next day while we did all of our chores in the morning because it was a river day! we got our chores done and then set off to the river. what a beautiful day!

just absolutely gorgeous!


 river lunch: fresh tomatoes, peas beans and green onions from the garden, kimchi, toasted buns with tuna and avocado with fresh sprouts and some local fruit - it was yummeh!

 the river was just beautiful!

one last pic before we went home:

 and a gorgeous sunset to end the day.

we have felt truly blessed since we arrived here that we have such incredibly good friends here. adding a few more to the mix makes it all that much better. much love to all of you!

UPDATED TO ADD : the father, D, just called. i had a wonderful talk with him about meeting and how we all feel so blessed to have met each other...jambaloney has just run out the door with his clothes barely on, some of his fishing gear packed and those 2 are off an a fishing adventure that is going to prove to be the foundation of a friendship that will last for the rest of their lives. i couldn't be more happy for either of them.


  1. That's very cool indeed. Local friends and neighbors are the most important people in your lives (except your family) and will be even more important as things continue to decline. Always beware of those who can't form face to face friendships.

    I love that calm river pic. It needs some ripples formed from lures hitting the surface or jumping fish.

  2. I'm glad that you me some folks that fit in, and that you all hit off so well. Sounds like a nice day indeed up there .

  3. Sweet Kymber,

    Wooooooooooohooooooooooooo Blogger friends!!!! You got to meet Blogger friends, I'm so happy for you and Jam. These folks sound like awesome people. Do they have a blog we all can follow and get to know them too??
    There truly is nothing better than meeting someone you've been talking to on the computer and telephone. for mackerel I'm jealous now!!!! Our poles have been put up until it cools down a bit more. Then we will be back out there fishing and I won't be jealous :PPPPP
    I have to agree with PP on his post +3
    Enjoy the new friends. Sending love to you and Jam.

  4. Breaking News....Later on today your new neighbors decided that after meeting you ms kymber have decided to sell their property. (nudists scare them.) After an intervention from myself and PP they then changed their minds and are staying after all.

    All joking aside I am happy for both of you.

  5. How wonderful to have nice neighbours - so frigging important! But, they are lucky too - 'cos they have Jam and you as neighbours.

    And, being able to go fishing with them - Jam must be tickled pink ;)

  6. Good neighbours are pretty important. We have some here. couldn't believe how lucky we were when we moved here (they even threw us a little party to welcome us in). I bet your neigbours are blushing when they read this! They've got a lot to match up to with you guys living next door.

  7. How cool! Blogger friends and now neighbors! That is good for you all, like PP said.... we all need the support of each other more than ever.

    Now make sure they share that tea biscuit recipe ;-)

  8. That's so cool! Can't wait to hear about the fishing adventures- enjoy that mackerel!

  9. Very cool! So niceto meet strangers who feel like you have knownthem forever. Do hope they catch some biggins...

  10. We say Grace when we all sit down to eat as a family, which is probably only twice a week, but it's a nice thing to do. So how close to you are your new neighbours?