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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas comes early in Bakersfield

First, I want to apologize for ignoring my blog for such a long time.  I don't know what caused me to stop posting but I will try to do better.

When I arrived in Bakersfield in late September my plan was to have a growth removed from the top of my head and return to Aticama.  Since this would mean that I would not be in Bakersfield for Christmas, my brother Rick and his wife Karen decided that I should receive my gifts in October.  Actually, the gifts started the moment I walked in the door.  The kitchen counter had been redecorated with 5 big bottles of my favorite scotch:  J & B.  The only thing I could think of to say was: "I like what you have done with the place!"

The gifts started with two great pairs of flip-flops as they are the only footwear I use.  The big Christmas gift was a new laptop computer to replace the one that was stolen in Aticama.  I shopped and researched for almost a month before deciding on the Lenovo.  I had never heard of this brand before  but in a Google search for "Top Ten Laptops"  three Lenovo laptops made the top ten.

This little computer has all the bells and whistles with a 500 gig hard drive and 6 gigs of memory.  It also has a built in camera and microphone so I will be able to Skype from Mexico.  It's so nice to have a wonderful family!

After a month I can report that I am completely happy with the performance of the Lenovo and would recommend it to friends.  I have been busy loading the hard drive with music and movies so that when I return to Aticama I will have mucho entertainment.


  1. Good to hear from you again. And wow, what a generous family you have!!! It will be nice to have a brand new laptop again. I read in George's blog about you going home for - I thought he said - back surgery. I hope whatever it was, that everything is good now and you are healthy for the new year. Assuming, of course, that we're all still here after 12/21/12. :)

    That's a really beautiful Christmas tree, one of the prettiest trees I've ever seen.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Merry Christmas and I wish you lots of fun with the new laptop. Hope you will be able to have it for a long time.

  3. What model Lenovo did you select? I've been looking for a replacement also.