TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13/12

By: GRANDMANAN , 11:44 AM GMT on November 13, 2012

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What little hint of sun now disappeareda behind the cloud cover, a warm 13C, southerly wind increasing, last look gusting to over 30KPH, giving high winds for the day into the evening with rain for next day or so.

SETTING DAY delayed for at leat today, will make a decision for tomorrow by late this afternoon. The weather expected to swing to a northerly influence, but still strong for most of tomorrow. Conditions gradually improve towards end of the week. The delay, for what I have heard, not a big issue, the full tides, combined with high southerly not a combination that harkens well with overloaded boats, no place to hide to get the traps int he water.

Emily returned to UNB yesterday, having scooped an extra day in Quispam, classes cancelled. Rob seeing his full of lobster crates, off this morning to get some odds and ends prepared for SETTING DAY, whenever that takes place.

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11:47 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
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3. chunks
10:24 PM GMT on November 13, 2012
Dear Rob:

Regarding the bathroom statement - I REALLY don't like to go in to somebody's place and start cleaning - BUT - I am absolutely not kidding in any way when I say that I could have started a garden in the boys bath tub. It was filthy black. Jacob is a mechanic as well, so imagine what he looks like after work. Anywho, he said he had no clue how to clean the tub. I went to the store bought them large rubber gloves, a scrubbing sponge and a bottle of scrubbing bubbles with Javex (figured the bubbles would at least scrub half the tub in case they didn't do a good job) and showed them how to do it - as well as instructions on not allowing the foam to touch their clothes because it has javex in it. Also, AT LEAST every second day to scrub it out well. I hope that works. :)

After I read your note today I went to Saint John. You could hardly keep my little car on the road for the wind. Went to the Irving Nature Park. The tide was on the way out (2:40 p.m.) but it was still throwing the waves half way up the beach. Impressive. I said to husband: Can you imagine being out in this setting the traps? Neither one of us could. Have fingers crossed for tomorrow, but the tide is going to be really high tomorrow, the wind doesn't look too favourable, and it is going to be cold. What a situation!

Anyway - if you are involved with that I wish you luck because it doesn't look too great. Blarg.

Tomorrow is Gerald's 90th so I have to call. I was going to text but I figured it would take him all day to figure out why his phone was beeping. I showed him how to get his texts but he probably doesn't remember.

Have a great one. Word. Chunks.

I am doing this up while waiting for supper to cook (for two - sob :( anyway, the news is on and the weather guy just said yesterday in St. Stephen, Grand Manan, Fredericton, etc., it was 19.9 degrees - a record for November 12 since they started recording. He also said that Enviroment Canada is giving above normal temps for the next three months. Figures: I got my snow tires on today so I would be prepared. Crips!
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2. GRANDMANAN
2:23 PM GMT on November 13, 2012
Morning David, hard weather to get traps in the water,dosen't seem too much of a let up for a day or so yet. Wind remaining southerly then going northerly strong and a great dip in the temp, high in single digits pushed by the wind, with salt spray makes for many layers to keep one at least a bit comfortable.

Controversay brewing, boats from Nova Scotia have purchaased local licenses, few boats here, others on the Novie side waiting to come across the Bay. All legal, however historically you fish there and I'll fish here has been the rule.
Also noticed yesterday no farm team evident gettng the boats loaded. No teenagers to speak of, in years past the bull work fell on those shoulders as part of the learning the trade process, not the case now. The combination of low prices and high cost of operation no young person is being encouraged to follow in the family business, on the contrary discouraged in dong so. Times they are a changin.

Have a good one.

ROB
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1. GRANDMANAN
1:08 PM GMT on November 13, 2012
Mornin CHUNKS, Cody movin on, must be ready to give it a shot on his own. Sussex certainly in commuting distance of his bed prior to making the decision. Good to see the roomate thought of enough to at least move the clutter to give mom a good impression.

What is it with bathroom cleanliness, mothers seem to have a standard that the next generation, especially sons are not able to meet.

SETTING DAY yet to be determined, wind picking up this morning, would be a dangerous operation off shore. Has been years past that we have gone in similar conditions one mistep and disaster the result. The wharves are full of boats loaded and ready to go, no complaints about standing down for a few hours in hopes things improve, a decsion about tomorrow will be made midafternoon.

Remember to cut back on the portions for supper.

ROB


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