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.
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.
I was pretty happy with Christmas this year. I received some very thoughtful gifts… some things that will be quite useful for my trip (camera, luggage, etc) and some things that will be great for when I come home (bowling shoes, etc).
My brother Justin and his fiancee were in town, and it’s always good to see him. This Christmas is probably the start of big changes in our traditions. He’ll be married in a little more than a week, and I’m sure it won’t be long before I am, too. The family is changing, and that takes getting used to, but it’s been exciting.