DECEMBER 23/11

By: GRANDMANAN , 11:49 AM GMT on December 23, 2011

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Appears the weather system that has caused havoc in the U.S. now made an appearance here in the northeast. The warm temps and overnight rain changing to snow and cooler temps, currently a bit of snow cover and temps declining now 0C, forecast snow and NE for next twenty-four hours, seems ideal for Santa's flight tomorrow night.

Family groups beginning to come together for the holiday, would expect next couple of days to be very busy getting folks to 'the island'(not a slight to friend David) the annual trek home well in commence.

Donna getting the turkey thawed, will prepare as much of the feast as possible tomorrow to allow her a bit of downtime during Christmas Day.

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5. palmettobug53
5:51 PM GMT on December 23, 2011
Hi, ho, everyone!

Rob, sounds like the holidays are in full swing on the island. Ready for a White Christmas?

Oooh, Chunks! Glad to hear that passengers, pet and vehicle were all undamaged. That broke me out in goosebumps, just hearing about it.

I've driven in snow/ice one time. You'd probably laugh at what I call 'snow/ice'. You likely consider it a light dusting. It was pretty to look at but scared me to death, driving in it. I've no experience at that particular driving skill set.

It was two years ago, coming back from a visit to my Dad in early January. Snow and ice are a bit more common in Upstate SC than it is down here on the coast.
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4. chunks
5:35 PM GMT on December 23, 2011
Dear Rob:

We are in snow and have been since day-break. The mountain passes are really bad as they are the last to be plowed. Girls tried to make it home from Fredericton this morning through the pass. They hit ice under the snow-packed road and lost control. In to the ditch they went. Thank God they were at the top of the pass as there is no cell reception down through the valley. All came out okay. No one hurt and car okay too. They had the dog as well, so it was a bit of confusion there. Called hubby and he and Cody drove out and got them out, plus someone in a four wheel drive stopped to help them. The beginning of my Christmas heart attacks. Jesus apparently was looking after my angels. Usually there wouldn't be two cars on that pass in a whole afternoon.

Now heading out to do some deliveries ourselves.

I hope you get your package. I sent Jeanne a card with pictures in last Monday and she still hasn't got it. The post office doesn't get paid enough???

Talk soon and have a good day.

Word. Chunks.
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3. GRANDMANAN
1:32 PM GMT on December 23, 2011
Morning David, see on the radar you folks are in the midst of what we have also, however appears the snow is letting up and might return to showers before the sky clears.
Hope you have your girls on the island, travel on the mainland would require some thought, but far from overly treacherous I would suspect.
A bit of NE in the forecast, temperature to dip dramatic over the weekend, but clear for the holiday, all good stuff.
Local fishery still ongoing, shortline lobster guys bringing them home, will be scalloping in the New Year, egging ongoing and offshore lobster fishery will be scaled back for next several weeks.
From our island to yours have a Great Xmas and lots of good cheer.

ROB
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2. Ylee
12:21 PM GMT on December 23, 2011
Hi, Rob, just wanted to pop in and wish you Peace, and a very merry Christmas!

I don't have much to say, but I enjoy reading about the goings-on up there! :)
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1. GRANDMANAN
11:55 AM GMT on December 23, 2011

Mornin CHUNKS, as daylight enters the swamp Ross Island becoming obscured with snow flurries, a faint outline of the shoreline all that is visible. Quite a seaonal scene actually, first that has appeared.

Kids below decks, no school in the offing today. Emily has Quispam coming this way next week, then she is off for New Years Celebrations with Andrew. Times they are a changing, for all of us it seems.

The house is pretty well complete with gifts, now that there is only a couple of days remaining Santa must be satisfied at last. I am in hopes that Donna's gift shows up today, if not cutting it very close. One of the joys of depending on shipments co-ordinating from central Canada to St. John to here just an added stress factor to the season.

Trust all is ready at your place, if not best get at it.

ROB
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