hello to all, well, we've hopefully gotten this email thing straightened out. you'll now be getting updates from my own address and hopefully it'll go smoother. right now we're in fort lauderdale, florida with a weather window opening up tonight for a passage across the gulf stream to grand bahamas. we rented a car today and have been running around the city picking up last minute supplies, food, and the like. we are very excited to be ready to head out and if we can make it happen, we'll be in the bahamas by nightfall on saturday. otherwise, we'll have to wait a few more days until the wind comes from the south again to go the same direction as the gulf stream (otherwise there are fierce waves across the gulf stream). otherwise we had a great thanksgiving dinner courtesy of rob's mom and each read a list of 10 things we were thankful for. one of which is all of our supporters and people interested in what we're doing. we thank you very much. now to see if this new set up works. hope all is well wherever you are. hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving. adios, hopefully write you again from the bahamas.