I would like to thank everyone who sent in the comments on the final chapter post, rather than say thank you in the comments i thought i would post it out here where everyone can see it.
THANK YOU !
Well folks, this is it, every story must come to an end.
This was the story of how a normal working class family from the City of Swindon in Wiltshire, United Kingdom, decided one day to sell everything they owned (almost) and jump on a plane to start a new life on the other side of the world.
Most people never understood the reason for the blog or even its real purpose so i think it may be a good time to explain now before we slip silently into the ethernet and take our place amongst the Great North American Community.
It was never about any company and it was never really about trucking. It waswas purely and simply about " Our Dream". It was about making the life choice and deciding where you wanted to be.
We never came to Canada to join H&R and we never came over so i could go sightseeing all round the US of A in a big red Freightliner. We came to Canada because we wanted to be in Canada.
Luckily i was in a trade that was required by the Canadian Government and luckily i was in the right place (give a county or two) when the Big Red Team were recruiting, luckily we found a buyer for our house in UK and luckily we found a landlord who didnt mind pets (Gizmo) in Canada. Luckily i enjoy my job and luckily my family love it here too.
Over the last 2 years i have been accused of many things and i have been the target of many rumours, stories and theories, a man of much intrigue you may say. Countless people have said ive seen the whole experience through rose coloured specs both behind my back and some actually to my face.
Im not going to admit it and im not going to deny it.................... mainly for one reason, it doesnt really matter, it was my story, my experience, and i told it my way. Practically all that has been written has been spontanious writing, no editting and no spell checking and practically no post edit, editting.
Immigrating to Canada isnt easy and its full of pitfalls and people trying to take money off you, my advice is to take all these blogs and forums for what they really are, communities populated by self proclaimed experts (including this one LOL). Please read them and take note of others who have trodden the path before you but......................................
Do your own research from reputable and official sites, if you want to know about immigration go to a Government Immigration Website, if you want to know about flights then go to the airlines website. You get the picture?
When we were in the planning stages of our move, i spent every night studying the internet, i uncovered every conceiviable angle, i asked every question i could think of to ask. I created an immigration plan and i stuck to it, every thing was thought of and i collected every document that i could possibly need.
Then we moved and i still managed to get caught out occaisionally but generally i was on top of the game.
So why did i write the blog ???
It was an information trail, to give others that follow us a guide, i like to think of it as a compass, to steer you in the general direction but the details ive left for you to sort out.
Well thats my story for what its worth, the end of the ride, and its time to move on, what does the future hold for us, who knows and to be honest who cares, life trucks on.
I would like to thank all the readers who have followed our adventures from Swindon to Raymond, youve seen our dream unfold, we wish you every success in yours in what ever you do and where ever it takes you.
Thank You Everyone.
Livin' The Dream