Thursday, July 16, 2009
post and pre PEI
Until we go back in a few weeks we stay in touch remotely. Nick checks in with Randy (caretaker), I check in with Susan (designer), and to fill in the gaps we check Charlottetown weather (about the same as NY), monitor the currency exchange (volatile), read the PEI news (much agri-news, some fishing, not much else) and listen to the Celtic music we grew so fond of the last time. Before we left I spent a little time with one of our neighbors, who volunteered info about his living (I didn't ask, somehow it doesn't seem Canadian), and he told me that he worked for McCain's (big agribusiness) and that more specifically he was in potatoes. I didn't probe to see exactly what he does with potatoes; it seemed too pushy.