TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10/12

By: GRANDMANAN , 10:53 AM GMT on October 10, 2012

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A hint of red sky behind Ross Island as the promised rain/showers already in commence. A draft from NE, with rain in the forecast for the remainder of the week.

A hellish couple of days, recieved the dreaded phone call of a car accident. Emily enroute back to Fredericton fell asleep at the wheel, midafternoon on Monday, fortunalty she escaped with a scrape on her elbow. The car totaled, vehicle a sight of total violence, she become airborne jumped the guardrail, rolled, had to cut the moose fence to get the car out of the ditch. Her main concern was how we would take the loss of her vehicle, didn't grasp the insignifgance of the car. She is fortunate,realizes somebody was in her corner and now has an idea of how tenuous mortality is at any given time.

We made the late trip to YoHo Lake, looked after her situation, back at UNB by noon. Her posse gathered, last note was off to a movie last evening, sharing a taxi, will be a change for her getting accustomed to life without a vehicle.

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9:14 AM GMT on October 11, 2012
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4. Justapluggin
9:33 PM GMT on October 10, 2012
Rob,
When you are young, you are immortal, until you get in a car accident and survive. Our Rachel was involved in a bad accident her freshmen year in college. She now says that accident changed her life for the better, not that it was on a bad path to begin with. We always believed that the things in life that mattered were the simple things, not the materialistic bend so much of our country is involved in. Rachel has the small things down to a science now. May your Emily heal and thrive.

Our Emily now firmly entrenched on Fogo Island, NL after last weeks CURRA conference at Norris Point. Saw her first caribou today.

Take deep breathes and forge onward,
David
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3. chunks
7:57 PM GMT on October 10, 2012
Dear Rob:

It is up to you all - but I am with you. Being without a car for awhile won't hurt. Very few students have cars anyway.

The lucky thing that I think Emily is thinking of is: Her car is paid for as is her insurance - no doubt, and there was no other vehicles or people involved. If any of those things were different it would be a whole different ball game.

Rob, I truly think I would never get over this. Sarah and Bailey went in the ditch on the mountain last winter - remember I told you I think? - and now everytime they come home or start back I am a wreck until I get a text message. Once they forgot to text it was so late and I was frantic until we called - at 1:00 a.m. and woke them up.

I will say a prayer that you receive some piece of mind. Hope it works.

Word. Chunks.
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2. GRANDMANAN
5:49 PM GMT on October 10, 2012

Thanks CHUNKS, yes the past few days have been more than an ordeal, we had a similar phone call over 20yrs. ago, not a day goes by that it isn't replayed, we are too aware of how life can be removed without warning.

Great to be young, Emily was more concerned that we would be disappointed about the loss of her vehicle than her survival. Do believe she is gradually getting an idea of what she has come through, with the tone of conversation she has had with Donna this past few hours.
Can only assume she is placed here for a reason, not yet known or complete. No doubt another vehicle will be found, but certainly not right away for our peace of mind for sure.

They can adapt quickly to circumstances, whatshisname made arrangements to be in Fredericton this weekend, he had his mom take him from work to her side at YoHo when he was notified of the accident. Emily has had great support extended family was at Oromocto to be with her in our abscence, could go on and on, suffice to say more than thankful we are where we are, thanks again.

ROB
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1. chunks
4:18 PM GMT on October 10, 2012
Dear Rob:

OMG! - a shiver ran up my spine while I was reading your message. I dread it every time the girls leave for Fredericton - including this weekend - as they always leave well past dark - then have to travel through the woods and on to that damnable black Fredericton highway.

Regardless, Emily is SO lucky to have escaped and to not have anyone else involved. A car can be replaced, Rob, but a body cannot. I am sure that you and Donna must have had every emotion possible going threw your minds and then to have to get to her must have been even more of an agony. So sorry - but glad in the long run that Emily is okay.

I am telling you Rob that when they go to University - stuff starts changing.

It appears I may be meeting you on the road to Fredericton a few times when you go to pick up or return. I think that might be a good thing for right now.

Talk soon. Word. Chunks.
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