The last two days have tried our collective patience. I am not always a patient person, fortunately Denny is.
Our washing machine failed which puts us at the mercy of marina washers that eat quarters and forget their proper function. The ability to wash clothes while on the waterway really frees our time up for sightseeing and provisioning when we do stop; fortunately the dryer works.
Denny spent many hours researching a new washer and found one that will do the job. Fortunately we will be in Norfolk for five days on a “Looper Rendezvous”. By adding one day to the stop we can have a new washer installed.
The printer has lost its ability to scan documents. For two hours, HP help tried to help me fix it while we were on a rocky sea (the Neuse River). Help determined that I had some type of spyware and wanted to sell me a fix for it for only $60.00. I will call apple in the morning I am sure they can solve my problem in minutes.
The hot spot on the phone did not always maintain the wi-fi, probably because we were a little too far from shore and the cell towers were sparse. The cell phone only works sporadically.
One month ago, I had surgery on my right shoulder to remove a cyst. The theory was, take care of a problem before you go on this trip so it won’t bother you while you are on it. One more theory bit the dust. The cyst reappeared and my doctor is 1000 miles away, albeit available by phone. The docks at Beaufort, NC, are right downtown and the marina graciously gave us a loaner car. We found a very busy urgent care center and four hours later we were on our way, a minor problem, just annoying. Have an appointment in Norfolk with an orthopedic surgeon. At least, I think I have, I don’t have a working scanner to send written consent to the surgeon to send my files. Hopefully, I will tomorrow.
All this and as Denny says we are “hauling ass” at 8 knots an hour, up the ICW north.
Anchored for the night there was no one in sight. Woke up in the morning and felt like Job. A plague had descended on the land. Huge flies and mosquitoes littered the boat. At places, two inches thick. I itch all over. Let’s get out of here!!!!!