Note: This was written on Saturday. I still don't know the scores of Sat or Sunday's games.
I'll look after I post.
“Do I take 90 or 94?”
I’m asking about Wisconsin highways, we’ve been on the road for about 3 – 4 hours.
Kim starts looking through all her printed-out maps.
“I can’t believe it.” She says, not finding it.
Of course, we'll find out later it’s the wrong way...
We tried sporadically to find the game on the radio while driving across Wisco, but no luck (although I did hear an amazing song by Donna Fargo called “You Can’t Be A Beacon If Your Light Don’t Shine.”)
So, not only can I not find the game, but we unwittingly add 2 hours to the trip.
By the time we get to the cabin, I have to unpack quickly and drive to Minoqua Sports Rental to pick up a boat motor (the cabin comes with a boat and…oars), because they close in 45 minutes.
There’s a rubber zipper thingy on top of the minivan where we packed bulky stuff, and I’m standing on one of those cheap white plastic stackable deck chairs trying to get the zipper.
An unfortunate combination of old plastic and fat Tim causes the chair to break right in the middle like a trap door and I fall directly through the hole and on my lower back, the chair wrapped around my leg.
I carry some stuff into the bedroom, and on the wall hangs a cracked mirror.
I’m changing my shirt and my wife goes “Oh MY GOD!” – something bit me and I have a large red welt on my back.
And now I’m hauling into town for the motor, also some groceries and beer.
I’m heading back to into the woods, but there’s a small bar.
Poke my nose in there: “Anybody know the score of the Cubs/Sox game?”
Back in the minivan, I suddenly remember the Google trick.
I text "Cubs score" to G-O-O-G-L-E.
It always answers immediately.
I take a deeep breath, open the message, and I get…the below illustration.
And now I remember that I’ll reach a certain point where the cell service stops.
My phone won’t work here, either.
It’s now 10:40 am Monday.
Internet’s out at the lodge, I've just driven 20 miles to a coffeeshop where it does.
Now I'll check the scores...