Adapting x2

The adapter for my laptop is definitely dead, and there’s not a replacement to be found anywhere in Phnom Penh. The people who repaired it the first time say that it can’t be repaired again. So unless a new one magical appears over the next two days, I find myself in the position of having to buy an entirely new laptop for want of a $30 part.

It’s an old laptop that was kindly donated to me by my friend Anne when she upgraded to a newer (and much lighter) model. I do need a new one – I was just hoping to it put off till I wasn’t jobless and homeless.

One option is a used laptop, which I will look into. I could also attempt to write my dissertation at the computer rental place, but I really don’t like that idea.

In the meantime, Phnom Penh is becoming increasingly familiar. It’s not a place I would ever, I think, call home, but I’ve quickly gotten used to the sights and sounds and smells. Do enough traveling in a short period of time and the body learns to adapt quickly to the new places. That’s how it seems to work for me anyway. I will say this… I’m really curious as to what it will be like when I finally get back to the United States. I suspect it will be surreal.

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~ by Samer on August 13, 2007.

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