Craig lives on Lake Tuscaloosa, has the boat and everything. A champion water-skiier in his teen years, he is going to teach Matt how. Or, se we thought. Skis on, instructions given, but the dad-goned boat would not cooperate, just would not start. He'd even bought a new battery recently!
Oh well, Craig said after all efforts to revive the boat failed, let's go to the house and get some ice cream. And so we did.