The beginning of another month has arrived and it’s time to check the Old Farmer’s Almanac to see what that publication is predicting in the way of weather for October.
The month will begin from the first to the seventh, says the almanac, with showers turning sunny with mild temperatures.
The days from the eighth to the 14th should bring more showers and chilly temperatures.
From the 15th to the 17th, predicts the almanac, a tropical storm threat will arrive. From the 18th to the 25th it will be wet but mild again. The month ends from the 26th to the 31st with sunny conditions and more mild temperatures.
A staff member sent this note:
“When an airline overbooks a flight, it can be frustrating to all. However, when an announcement at the gate says the plane won’t leave until someone volunteers to sit out can be the most agitating of experiences. At the St. John’s airport last week, an announcement looking for volunteers to skip a flight they paid good money for rendered a result on the second announcement with one volunteer. The rest held their ground, and didn’t bite after announcements three and four.
“As the fifth announcement came — about 30 minutes after the plane should have been airborne — agitation turned into anger, with the airline on the receiving end. It was Friday night and everyone wanted to get home. With no end in sight, a man finally arose from his chair and volunteered to stay in St. John’s overnight.
“A servant of the people,” passengers whispered ... and for that, Minister Tom Marshall, they were all thankful. Classy move, sir,” he said.
The old Roamer misunderstood the complaint from the woman who phoned last week about water running on the sidewalks near the Regina High School reconstruction.
The walkers the caller discussed were on Mount Bernard Avenue, not Valley Road.