Monday, September 18, 2006

Good news and bad news

First, the bad news: we're still in Muskegon. The waves on the lake are running 4 to 7 feet today, expected to build to 5 to 8 feet tonight. Tomorrow doesn't look any better. It looks like out first weather window to get out of here will open up on Wednesday afternoon. Our next stop will be Grand Haven, only about 14 miles away, so a half day will be all we need.
The good news is I have plotted our course to Chicago and if we can get a weather window it should only take another 7 days to get there. It's 152 miles divided up into 7 trips varying from 9.3 to 33.5 miles. Each one of these trips can be done in a day, so all we need is 7 good days and we will be off this lake! I can't wait!
In the mean time, we sit here in Muskegon and clean house, do minor maintenance, read, etc.
Saturday afternoon, the charger on the computer bit the dust. I dug out my warrantee papers and Sunday we took a cab to Best Buy. They were great. They ordered a replacement charger at no cost, but it has to be shipped so who knows how long that will take? But, when I explained to the manager that I use the computer to navigate the boat, he gave me a loaner to use until the replacement catches up with us. Cheers for the Geek Squad!
While we were out Sunday we stopped at a Meijer's supermarket. It's kind of a local version of a Walmart Supercenter. We stocked up on a lot of things we were low on, like shampoo, etc. and also did the grocery shopping for the week. It gave the long and expensive cab ride a bit more of a payoff.

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