I arrange for a headset to be left in the hangar from the airport manager. I prep the airplane and lay out the printed charts of the nearby airport on the passenger seat, start up, and go to the end of the runway. Setting the radios and pair of Garmins beforehand, I think I am ready for this. I don’t bother with the autopilot. After all, it is only a hop, skip and a jump. Detroit gives me clearance, and I launch. Almost instantly, I’m thrust into a complete white-out. The ATC asks me if I want the RNAV. No, the BC ILS 27 is already programmed in. Then ATC asks me to go to a fix that is way northeast of my position. It takes me a while to input this into the Garmin. The whole time, I note the artificial horizon dipping right and left. The localizer needle is starting to move, and ATC finally just gives me a heading and altitude instead of this fix.