It seems I've been here before; I can't remember when; But I have this funny feeling, That we'll all be together again.
Well. I remember when.
I am sitting in the library of my house in Salem looking out at my rather ragged back yard. But it is a familiar scene. This has been my writing perch for several years. This -- and the hot tub.
The last time I sat here writing was April 2009. Just nine months ago.
I had just purchased a snazzy new Sony notebook -- my designated writing tool for my move to Mexico. I knew then that I would be putting it in great danger by living near the sea -- with its salty mortality. (a new star in the firmament)
And you all know how that tale of woe went. Within two months, the briny air was having its way with the computer. In December, it simply died.
I now sit in the same spot in my library composing on a computer.
Now, I know that most of you may not be interested in the specifics. But several of you have asked what I bought as a replacement.
It is an HP Pavilion dv6-1375dx.
Is it just me or do computer model names simply lack any sex appeal? Cars once had names that reflected their personalities: Imperial, Viper, Phaeton.
But dv6-1375dx? It sounds like the part number for industrial shelving.
Notwithstanding the moniker, it is a nice computer. The processor is an Intel Core 2 duo with 6GB of DDR3 memory. Fast. Really fast.
It is two pounds heavier and nowhere as handsome as my deceased Sony. Had I taken the time to research what I really wanted, I probably would not have bought this machine. But the quick buy gave me the opportunity to get back on line for my infrequent posts on this trip.
On Saturday, I will fly back to Melaque and my adventure in Mexico. After all, the effervescent Babs is in town.
It is time for another spin on the circle that is my life.