SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27/12

By: GRANDMANAN , 11:22 AM GMT on October 27, 2012

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Another great looking morning, bright red sun now up over Ross Island, a slight draft from NE, enough to move the flag, temp a modest 8C, expect to be in mid-teens by this afternoon. Similar for tomorrow, with some changes expected later on in the day.

SANDY becoming more defined, coming ashore around New York City, heading inland for Toronto and all points in between. Downgraded this morning to Tropical Storm status, pick up another MPH or so and will return to CAT 1, the conditions for a PERFECT STORM remain in place, next few hours path will become more clear.

Quiet here one of the few occasions that I can recall no grandchild below decks. Emily in constant contact at the bus trip outset, a new adventure, but that dropped off soon, expect found it was alright to speak with others aboard the bus. Rob left for school, must assume he arrived in St.John no inquiries from his destination asking where he is, communication from that end a minimum.

Arena ice now under control, a minor leak in the system had expelled enough refrigerant to rob the unit of its ability to maximize what it could do. Plan is to have programmes in place and running on Monday.

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11:21 AM GMT on October 28, 2012
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2. chunks
9:01 PM GMT on October 27, 2012
Dear Rob:

There is BIG TALK about the storm coming up. Every single person we talked to today made a comment about it. On my facebook all the girlfriends are from Florida, Grand Cayman, and Rhode Is. Have pictures from the Grand Cayman portion and it was pretty unreal. The Florida girls said they were really far inland and didn't expect too much damage but all said their areas looked like a hurricane 1 had hit them. All are now wondering how Lee will make out in R.I., which I believe she lives on the Island portion - by the naval academy.

I don't know how to prepare because ever hour the forecast is being changed for us. I must say that if anything, Grand Manan could get a good hit, due to being on the outer tip of the storm on the coast. What exactly is a PERFECT STORM anyway. I am not mariner enough to know. Maybe you and David can fill me in.

Speaking of David - once again I am jealous that David got to see the gannets. They really are one of my favourite birds - and puffins. :) What do you suppose the little fish were. And the tuna also - what a sighting. David, do you think that your Island will be in the path of the storm? This is really quite concerning - especially my indecisions. I hate it when I don't know what I am doing.

Daughter brought car home - first one she saw? - for brother to inspect. He thinks it looks pretty good but needs a ball joint, flex hose, control arm, or something. So, I guess she will have to haggle the price and Cody has been voted to do the repairs. Helps to have a brother for a mechanic.

Well, let me know what you all think about this storm. All I know so far is that there are 40 knot winds for Monday.

Have a good one. Word.
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1. Justapluggin
7:26 PM GMT on October 27, 2012
Afternoon,
Calm before the storm it seems. I took up 190 traps yesterday and today, put them on the bank and tucked them in until next spring, all about 3 weeks too soon. Price still in the pits so no real desire to put them back out for the remaining 3 weeks or so that I fish in shoal water. Toss in forecast for 40-50 mph E wind along with astronomical high tides and the heck with it. New traps get real old real quick when they roll over a few times.

H. Sandy seems destined to hit VA, MD, DE, NJ area which is nothing but a sand bank. I hope those folks have taken the warnings seriously.

CHUNKS-acres of flips of fish on the surface the last two dead calm mornings. Fish unidentified, very small but big enough for the gannets to chase as well as sighting of a couple of small tuna feasting.
David
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