SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23/12

By: GRANDMANAN , 11:05 AM GMT on September 23, 2012

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A damp, foggy,Sunday in commence, temp 13C, a slight southerly for the day, weatherman suggesting clearing, not evident at the moment. Fall like for the week, temps mid teens, supposed to be clear skies.

A weather switch on the prairie quite dramatic, temps -5 this morning, and a bit of snowfall a day or so ago.

Emily in Quispam till this afternoon, whathisname goes on shift early afternoon. She has made arrangements with her posse to do some shopping when she returns to UNB this afternoon. Rob had a grand time mainland driving, all in the backwoods with one other from his class.

Off to Moncton later on for a couple of days attending Meetings ending sometime Tuesday afternoon.

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5. palmettobug53
7:11 PM GMT on September 23, 2012
Hi, Rob.

It's a lovely day in the Lowcountry. The temp is currently 82F, sunny and no humidity. Yeah, I know; I'm rubbing it in! lol

Hubby is dealing with a smashed car. I don't know what it is with him but he seems to be a fender bender magnet. Each car was hit at least twice. He's never been at fault, never been hurt but the cars? They always have major damage.

Forty years ago, it would have been nothing but some scratched paint. Today's vehicles seem to be made of aluminum foil and styrofoam. Great for gas mileage but they don't weather fender benders well.

This is the third time his Mustang has been hit. It tore up his front bumper, the driver's wheel well (is that what you call it? Or is it the wheel housing?). The driver's side headlight looks like an eyeball that's been knocked out of it's socket and is hanging down underneath.

Poor guy. At least it's not our insurance that will have to pay for it. We've got the police report and all that and it was the other guy's fault.

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4. MarshviewDar
5:35 PM GMT on September 23, 2012
Hi GrandManan. Darlene here, My husband Will and I
bought the Marshview Cottage at Castalia Marsh a year ago last September, right next to where they are building the new Nursing home
We are here on GM until mid October then return home to Niagara Falls,Ont.
We will close down the cottage for the winter. Right now we are renting weekly for the summer as we have 3 small grandchildren age 7,5,and 3 and do alot of babysitting. We will be back in Late April until mid June. We love Grand Manan and are so happy we found a home we could remodel with a wonderful view of the harbour, marsh and the ferry coming and going. Glad to see you do a daily blog on Grand Manan and I will try to follow it.

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3. chunks
2:16 PM GMT on September 23, 2012
Dear Rob:

You sure have a busy week planned with lots of driving to go with it. I did notice the commence of the nursing home when I was over last. It looks like a great location (if it is where I think it is) and there certainly is a lot of ground prepared. Will this one be a bit bigger? Anyway - what a great achievement for Grand Manan.

The weather here this weekend has not been much better than you. Rain, wind, and fog - we have had it all. We took a quick drive over to the INP whilst in Saint John and I got out to take a couple of pictures of mushrooms. I was soaked by the time I got back in the car. The forest floor is definitely not parched now. :)

Husband has the Moosehead Fall Golf Tournament today and I have a walk and talk with Dr. Malloch - who is the emeritus professor at the University of Toronto - and a distinguished mycologist. We are having the Environmental Fair Weekend here in Hampton so he is part of it. He will talk about all the different kinds of mushrooms and plants. Then at 3 oclock Hank Scarth will be giving a talk at the River Center on Raptors - so I have a great afternoon lined up - hope it doesn't rain.

Well, better hurry up. Have a great day. Word. Chunks.
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2. GRANDMANAN
1:45 PM GMT on September 23, 2012
Mornin CHUNKS, you made a good choice to avoid the Bermuda of the Maritimes this weekend, thick fog, rain and showers has been the order of the day. You would have been hard pressed to get some beach time in without getting soaked, seemed to pass then pour again a couple of times during the afternoon.

The weather did keep me off the mowing scene, lawn needing some fall preparation, plus an infestation of some creature eating the roots. At this rate will have little to mow in a couple of weeks, unless get them under control.

Haven't heard of any celebration for Gerald's 90th, being Gerald it would have to be low key, lucky if he would attend if just the family and closest friends in the know, crowds not his thing. He is grand looking 90 year old for sure.

Will be going by your abode this evening, have a two day event in Memramcook to attend, then Wednesday off to Stanley to view their Nursing Home under construction. Our new Home in commence pretty well a copy of Stanley, so will see a bit of the Province by mid-week.

Have a good one.

ROB
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1. GRANDMANAN
1:02 PM GMT on September 23, 2012
Mornin David, similar weather conditions just north of you, temp staying down has climbed by a degree since daylight.

The quality of the critters from the Grey Zone reported to be very good, haven't heard of price. Word is your price is moving up,albiet only slight.

Very little evidence of bait thus far, haven't heard of any whole fish, just cuttings from the factory in Blacks Harbour. Nothing locally the seiners are travelling to the mouth of the Bay the turnaround is nearly two days. In years past the fish, especially this time of year, a matter of hours from the water to the plant, things they are a changin.

Any reports from your Emily on her impressions of NFLD, believe she will stories to tell, once she gets to know the local folks. Our Emily doing well, amazing what she can do for herself in such short order. Does ask Donna for advice on occasion, however for the most part making her own way.
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