In 2017 our little family decided that having Krista commute over 2 hours to work and back each day was just too much. So we decided to start the search for a new home in Sault Ste. Marie. We settled on a house right on the edge of the city, a short <10 minute drive for Krista to work and a fibre optic connection to the internet for Andrew’s work. Our neighbourhood is a nice compromise between the countryside we left and the city life we are coming to embrace. The house we bought has a chicken coop and even came with chickens from the previous owners – something we didn’t experience while we lived in the country! The houses are further a part than many parts of the city and, somewhat strangely, a number of our neighbours have full sized tractors tucked away in the garage. When they go driving by it brings back memories of our time living on Oslicken Acres™. We also still have a mail box on a post at the end of the driveway. We like to refer to our little neighbourhood as the “T-Patch”. The Soo has a popular neighbourhood known as the P-Patch, due to all of the street names starting with the letter P. The 3 streets in our area all start with T so I figure this could be the next up and coming desirable area of the city! 🙂 We do miss many aspects of our quiet countryside paradise, but this works much better for our current life.