Ken and Maria George. BACKGROUND: Ken met Maria while on business in her native country of Columbia. At the time, the couple both worked in the oil and gas industry. Maria has since retired, but Ken continues to work as a consultant. The couple had discussed down-sizing for about two years, says Ken. They own a twostorey home with a three-car, frontattached garage and found a better fit with a condo unit at Champagne. The Georges look forward to the lockand-leave-it convenience of condo living where they can go on vacation without worrying about rounding up friends to look after upkeep of their home.