My name is Al Bossence & I am originally from Tavistock Ontario, Canada & my wife Kelly is from Spencerport New York. We met in a coffee shop near Doon Ontario back in the summer of 1993. We had both been married before.
For a bunch of years my life had been a bit of a train wreck because of alcohol abuse from the mid 60's to the late 70's. Due to a second impaired driving charge & the circumstances surrounding that, my last drink was on October 19th, 1979. Thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous & a lot of new friends at the time, I was able to get my life straightened around & have remained sober ever since. To date, that gives me over 33 years of contented sobriety. I'm also proud to say that I was able to give up the cigarettes over 31 years ago as well after being a pack a day guy.
I was born on October 7th, 1944 & am now 68 years old. Don't know how old Kelly is because she won't tell me!!
In the first 2 years after we met, our relationship was a long distance one. Kelly lived in Cambridge, Ontario & I lived in Stratford which meant Kelly spent a lot of her week-end time commuting between Cambridge & Stratford. About a 45 minute drive one way. In 95 we agreed to get a place to-gether & found an old abandoned farm house near Fullerton, Ontario. With a lot of sweat, toil, & elbow grease we were able to get it ship shape & fixed up enough to make it livable. We loved being in the country far from the maddening crowds.
It was while we were here that we acquired Max, a loveable little mixed breed border collie puppy. It was also in this period of time that we got married:)) Footnote.....Our beloved number one boy Max died on April 27th of 2011
In 2002 an unexpected opportunity arose when we were able to buy (thanks to my Uncle Harry) a cozy little mobile home in the 5 Seasons Resort just outside Bayfield, Ontario & this is now our present home.
Our little Chipugamug dog Cora came for a summer holiday in 2004 & liked it so much she stayed with us right to the end when our dear little Motormouse died in Arizona on March 30th 2012.
In 2005 Kelly rolled in the driveway one sunny summer day with a big black & white border Collie by the name of Checkers sitting in the front seat. Checkers came from the Lodge where Kelly works. And, that made us, "The Bayfield Bunch:))" Footnote......Our dear sweet girl Checkers died April 20th of 2011.
My Mother's sad passing after a lengthy illness in the summer of 2006 left us in a position to pursue one of our much talked about & long anticipated dreams.........RVing. We purchased a truck & fifth wheel in September of 06 & headed off to the American Southwest for 6 weeks. You can read our blog on My Space at...http://stargeezerguy.spaces.live.com/ and you can see the photos from that trip on our Picasa Web Album at ...http://picasaweb.google.com/stargeezerguy
Upon returning home we decided a truck & fifth wheel wasn't the best idea for 2 adults with 3 dogs. In April of 2007 we traded the truck & fiver in on a 33' 2003 Damon Challenger motorhome.
In July of 2011 we made the decision to find ourselves another best Pal for not only us but Cora as well. On August 8th we brought our darling 2 year old Pheebe home. She is the only dog we have now since Cora died & she is the light of our life.
While boondocked north of Wickenburg Arizona in March of 2012 we came across a house & property for sale nearby in Congress Arizona. We purchased that house & property & are now happy Arizona land owners:))
At the moment Kelly is in kind of a semi-retirement position with her manager's position at Deer Park Lodge located just a few minutes from our home in Bayfield.
So, come join us for the winter months on our Snow Birding travels as we explore the wondrous mountains & canyons of the American Southwest ...................... Al.
(aka Stargazer aka Stargeezerguy aka Mr. Blabberfingers)
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