Praise God! The replacement part for my PowerBook’s power supply arrived today, just one day after it was ordered. I picked it up this afternoon and the PB is now running great. The battery is fully charged again, and I’ve been spending time getting everything installed and ready.
I almost ran into trouble with OS X. The PB wouldn’t boot from the OS X installer CD, and I was getting scared that the RAM in the computer might not be up to snuff. But it turns out the CD itself was just a little too dirty. So after cleaning it off, everything installed perfectly. Whew, crisis averted.
My Pismo PowerBook arrived yesterday, and I am very pleased with it. It’s a better machine than what I’m currently using, and has everything I wanted when I started looking for one: dvd, cd-rw, zip drive, lots of ram, etc.
There’s only one problem: The power supply isn’t working right. But I took it to the Apple Store today, and they’re going to replace it for free. I just have to wait a couple days for the replacement to arrive. That’ll be hard, since I am really itching to use this computer. But I can live with it, since it’s free. 🙂
Justin’s wedding this weekend and an online chat with Yoli this morning have really got me excited about this trip. This morning I corresponded with Yoli’s friend Maria Esther and her fiancee Mark about their recent trip to Bolivia. Mark was able to give me a very helpful perspective.
Well, the past few days I’ve been trying desperately to find a good deal on an Apple PowerBook or iBook to take with me to Bolivia. While I’m down there I’ll be designing a website for the Seminario Teologico de Hebron, and probably helping some other missionaries with publications.
Twice I thought I had hooked up with somebody who had the perfect computer at the right price, but both times it hasn’t worked out, and not because of anything I’ve done.
I know if I am patient God will lead me to a very good deal. I just have to trust him. But it’s not easy… I’ve got a lot of offers from folks… and none of them are exactly what I need. Some are less, some are more. But I know it will work out.
Today was a mix of emotions. I was delighted to get an hour to chat with Yoli online this morning and to find out that our god-child was delivered safely last night. She doesn’t have a name yet, so I suggested a few names from the Bible.
But unfortunately, other things happened that clouded my day.