Well, this in no way can compare to what Mac is going through, but, my weekend was quite the character builder to say the least. Sat, had a guide trip with 30 mph winds out ot the NW. Fish were on BIG time, but lost my TM prop, AND anchor to the waves, couldn't hold the boat still. Sunday, didn't fish, but of course, lake was like glass! Yesterday on the water again, yup wind out of the south this time (worst way to have it on Champlain) at 25 MPH. Only caught, 3 fish all stinkin day and cracked the bottom of my hull. Now for the cool news before the shatter, was out and say DENNY BRAUER!!! Followed him (with his permission) for 2 1/2 hours, talked to him and his wife. For those who don't know, Denny is my personal favorite since well before his last FLW championship, or Classic win. I am a big jig fisherman and my 3 year old boy always says, "Me and Daddy gonna be Chad and Denny". That was way cool! What a down to earth guy. Hope he wins. Got home after that to find that someone had broken into MY HOME and stolen all of the my boy's money from Christmas and birthdays, about $200 from his piggy bank. They also took, some CD's, games and a few other misc things. Tried my gun safe but couldn't get in. Man was I HOT! Good thing I didn't catch them, or I may have been typing this with the approval of a defense attorney! LOL Broad day light too! But all the neighbors were out for the holiday so nobody witnessed a thing. Anyhow, lock your doors. My German shorthair now stays INDOORS whenever he's not running. Go ahead make his day. He is VERY protective.