Asus Eee PC 12 gig XP GiftUpon airing my new-found computer woes on this this travelogue – One Week Two Laptops Broken – a friend that I met in Guatemala through the Hobotraveler named Chris came to the rescue.Chris said that he was moving to Panajachal on Lago Atitlan in Guatemala and that he no [...]
Asus Eee PC 12 gig XP Gift
Upon airing my new-found computer woes on this this travelogue – One Week Two Laptops Broken – a friend that I met in Guatemala through the Hobotraveler named Chris came to the rescue.
Chris said that he was moving to Panajachal on Lago Atitlan in Guatemala and that he no longer has use for the three Asus Eee PC laptops that he had in his possession. Why he had three of the same computer I will probably never really understand, but he kindly offered one of them to me. I was taken aback by the kindness of this gesture and gratefully accepted it.
I am still taken aback by the kindness of this offer and am devising little ways that I could someday repay the gesture.
I am now typing on the computer that Chris sent to me. It is a 900 series Eee PC that has 12 gigs of internal storage rather than the measly four of the one that I was previously trying to use. The screen is bigger and it is vastly easier to use than the old Eee PC model. This computer is awesome.
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Chris even went out of his way to have an XP operating system installed on it for me and sent it out immediately. I am now riding high and my head is again above water. Chris tossed me a line and dragged me out of a hard spot.
The more I travel this world, the more I realize how many good people there are on it.
I hope Chris the best hotsprings in the world and that he finds a nice little home down in Guate amongst volcanoes, rancheros, and rolling hills. I know that it is a place he really loves, and I, hopefully, will soon return to give him my thanks in person.
Well, I will give him my thanks in person if I can catch him, as there is no telling where Chris may end up now: he cut his teathers to the world of dust, paid off his depts, sold his car, has monthly pension checks coming in, and seems to no longer have any real hang ups in the world. A man like that can go anywhere and just keep going.
So just in case our paths do not cross for a few more turns of the screw, I will say this now:
Thank you, Chris, I really appreciate your kindness.
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