I don't suppose they live in Key Allegro? That's where our place is and the description of canals sounds like it. Fun place.
Dunno, never been there. They live on a street called Neptune Drive, if that helps.
I'm in mid-April 42 in my PBEM (DBB-C with stacking limits), and my opponent has given me absolutely no gifts such as Sian or Wenchow. Plus, I'm nowheres near as methodical as you are (probably a bad thing for a JFB). None the less, I've done ok; got Singers within a week of historical, got Rangoon earlier, have Sumatra except for Sabang, mopping up on Java, just got PM, have the Solomons, etc. Got a bloody nose in the Aleutians tho (grrr), and have lost some small CV's.
Still, next time, I would certainly do some things differently, particularly on the eastern DEI, China and R&D fronts.