Wednesday, December 28, 2011

....and the livin' is easy?

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico: Christmas couldn't have come at a better time. By that I mean we needed a day of cheer and escape from a week of several lingering and maddening issues. Part of the reason for the slow blogging is that both of our computers died within 24 hours of each other. Mine is completely fried, Terry's needed some fixin and some pesos. We found Eduardo at CompuElectronica here in La Cruz to be competent and easy to work with. Now we are in the process of getting a new computer for me, and getting the stuff off my old one onto another drive, etc. Our friend Lawnboy (Brian Wade on S/V Wade's Aweigh) said his father can bring a new computer down when he comes to be with Lawnboy on 1/3.

A dinghy is a crucial component of cruising life. It is our car. I'm one of those people who never gives a thought to the dependability and functionality of my car. I just turn the key on and go. So imagine my annoyance when we discovered that our brand new dinghy has a transom that is too shallow to keep our dinghy motor properly out of the water. We now have a dinghy motor full of water that has come in through the exhaust. We are without a 'car'. Parts may or may not be available, getting them here may or may not be very feasible, a new motor will be very expensive. We're still considering our options--stay tuned.

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