yup, i’m back from four whole days without the ‘puter, pager or phone camping in hayward, wisconsin. not much happened, which is exactly the point. actually, that’s not exactly true. one of the straps that is supposed to keep the canoe firmly held firmly to the family sedan gave way to the forces of friction and snapped while driving 70-ish down the freeway. luckily the other two straps did their duty and prevented the canoe from wreaking havoc on the highway. although the canoe stayed on top of car it still managed to swing violently to the right and did a number on the paint job. there’s actually much longer, more humourous story behind the strap snapping, but i don’t have the time to document it here. maybe later. hi. ho.