Both the the boat and I have been slung.
(Photos are HERE).
Stuart motored to the boatyard at Aransas Pass yesterday, manoeuvred it into the dock, the slings went underneath her and she's now out of the water. So we've removed the daggerboard and steering gear for repair, Reba is filling, sanding and decorating, and we're getting on with some other stuff. It's very strange being on a boat six feet above dry land.
Internet access is a bit problematical here - there are no internet caffs as everyone has a computer, so I have to go down the road and find a wifi signal. Luckily there are plenty but they're often rather weak. Corpus Christi is installing a city-wide wifi network for everyone to use - how cool is that?
Shorty's isn't a liquor bar; they only sell beer and wine, but you can take your own firewater and buy mixers to go with it. I had a great birthday party there, and now have even more T-shirts to send home, including a Shorty's one signed by all the regulars.
Anyway, thought I should tell you this: it appears there's a bit of a problem with my left humerus. The radiologist has tentatively diagnosed an extensive infarct, which is a blockage of the blood vessels in the bone, and which is causing necrosis. I have to have a CT scan (in Corpus Christi) which can't happen until Monday or Tuesday because of Thanksgiving. I have not the foggiest idea of the implications except that it's a potential showstopper. I mean, dead bone can't be resuscitated, can it? The doc is great and admits he's never seen this before and isn't sure of any possible prognosis other than it's non-trivial. I'll just have to wait and see. And at least I'm not in Porvenir.Posted by Cynthia Milton at November 22, 2006 10:00 PM GMT
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