But not as frightful as readers seem to think. Contrary to popular belief, we do not live among icebergs. The temperature on average is about 32 degrees F. The humidity is 98, so that feels colder.
It is raining lightly and we had a whisper of snow a few days ago. It IS gray most of the time.
Fact: Halifax is on the same latitude as Boise, Idaho. Does that put it in perspective? And we are on the Gulf Stream.
Griselda is back. The Canadians wouldn't allow her on the plane because of some old lawsuit. She needs papers to prove that it's all taken care of. Her hair lies greasy flat on her head and her face is streaked with emotion. "It's so ridiculous. I'm Canadian, for god's sake." And then comes the kicker:
Cedric, her dog, was run over by a car. Cedric is dead.
The holy roller friend let him out and whammo.
I am sorry about Cedric. I liked Cedric. He was an innocent in all of this. There is collateral damage wherever Griselda goes.