It’s not easy being green

Today I’m getting over my first (and hopefully last) bout of Montezuma’s Revenge. We’re not exactly sure what caused it. Theories range from some salteñas I ate on Sunday night to my drinking of tap water at the seminario (which I mistakenly believed was filtered).

Regardless, I’m feeling better. This was something I knew would happen eventually. From now on, I’ll be boiling all my water at the seminario and storing it in water bottles. That should help.

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Home base

The past two days we’ve basically stayed here at El Jordán.

Yesterday was pretty much a rest-up day, and today Yoli was teaching a cross-stitch class in the afternoon.

We didn’t bring many (make that “any”) toys for the girls to play with. I like to pack as light as possible, but we still ended up bringing a good deal of luggage because Yoli brought many gifts and clothes to give away.

But we spend time playing around on the patio using an old basketball as a soccer ball. We have also been doing a lot of reading. Today we finished “Little House on the Prairie.” Jadzia had really been pushing me to read a lot chapters each day because she and Ludi wanted to begin the next book, “Farmer Boy.”

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The PowerBook has landed!

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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. 🙂

Captain, we’ve got power!

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.