SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9/12

By: GRANDMANAN , 11:19 AM GMT on September 09, 2012

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Fog beginning to decrease ever so slight, temp a muggy 18C, a fair breeze from SW to bring rain for the remainder of the day. Clearing first of the week, temps dropping back a bit, 'fall like conditions' seem to be entering the weather conversation these days.

Emily in Quispam, returns to campus this afternoon, from Quispam.She has elected to explore options other than engineering, her math preparation leaves much to be desired to be successful. She has made the decision and changes on her own, no suggestion of dropping out,appears much happier and confident with her new path, done alot on her own. A month ago would have been something for Donna to make right, evolution I suppose.

Rob waiting for the ice to go in, school for him just getting up and going, of course no homework as yet "too early".

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5. palmettobug53
7:20 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
Thanks for the tip for the Whale Watcher site.

We have whales offshore here but I'm just not on or around the water to see them. They're not normally found in our harbour, unless they're lost, sick, disoriented, etc.

The Northern Right Whale is one of SC's two marine mammals. The other is the bottlenose dolphin.

I do see those periodically, as they'll come into the harbour and up the rivers.
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4. palmettobug53
4:09 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
Whales? Oh, I'd love to see a whale. Just once.

Hey, Rob.

Sounds like Miss Emily is truly maturing and had the initiative to make her course changes on her own. That must be very gratifying. You and Miss Donna have done a good job!

It's good that she realized the initial path was not the right one and changed directions early. That makes things a lot easier for her.
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3. chunks
3:21 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
Dear Rob:

Thank God Emily did not waste a whole year trying to make her first decision work. Obviously, she is mature enough to know from the get-go that if the first days are hard - the rest of the year will be hell. Not to mention, women have the perrogative to change their minds instantly. :) Good for her.

My bosses 20 year old daughter - who thus far has gone to NBCC for a year and failed, decided to give it the old college try, so applied and was accepted for St. Thomas. They lugged up all her brand new stuff: fridge, computer, bed, you name it. She stayed for 4 days and called her dad to come and get her. She never went to one class??? I am afraid I would have said: you're there until Christmas, so make the best of it. It is just too bad for her that she always has someone to fall back on and never has to worry about cash, etc. Anyway ...

The sun is trying to come out here as well. We are to have heavy rain for tonight so I guess I will just do a bit around the yard to put stuff away. Hopefully, to Grand Manan for a couple of days to see the folks. Was going to try a stay at Tammy's but she is still $140.00 per night. A bit too pricey for me, as the boat, food, etc., also add up.

Have a good one and talk soon.

Word. Chunks.

p.s. are there any whales yet?
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2. GRANDMANAN
1:24 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
Mornin DAVID, similar weather expectations here, however attempting to clear, sun actually making an appearance now and then. Radar seems clear for quite a bit south of you folks.
The local Fisherman Association lobbying the feds to allow traps to go in the water a week early, 1st Tues. as opposed to 2nd Tues in November. Full tides, for setting and first couple of hauls, also the weather change to the worse that late in November is quite often dramatic to the poor. Also having a problems with licenses being purchased by companies in Nova Scotia, fishing here and taking the product, money and jobs back home, a precedent we do not need for sure.
The plan is to be in your area late next week, nothing definate as to date, or how long. Leaving Wed. getting as far south as Portland and then heading north, with various stops for sure. A rather quick trip, commitments on the home front make it difficult to get more time.
Yes our Emily also would have obviously been hitting her head on the wall had she persisted. One of those things she committed, but found it impossible to get off till she had faced it in the classroom. To her credit took the iniative and made the changes, can tell when speaking with her how much her attitude has changed to the positive, growing up is difficult at the best of times.
Get your traps where you want them.

ROB
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1. Justapluggin
12:34 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
Morning,
Expected to awake to rougher water from Leslie this morning but as of now you could land on the back shore in a canoe. Expected to awake to rain and S breeze but now partly sunny with rain in NS.

Tomorrow we put back the 100 traps we moved and will consider the effort to move them worth it. They will be cleaner when they hit the water again and seem to fish better that way. hopefully I have another 12 weeks of fishing before we are done.

Our Emily started out as a biology major and never got on that track. She banged her head against the wall for 3/4 of her first year, struggled mightily and got rather discouraged. She called one night and announced she was changing majors (geography) and never looked back. We were afraid she was going to drop out but she just reloaded and took off again. God bless her.

Sun is on your way.
David
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