If there's one thing I've learned over the last few years, it's that the tropics are rough on all forms of electronics equipment. The damp, the heat, the brown-outs, even the insects – there's a form of tiny ant that seems drawn to circuitry!
So I wasn't too surprised when the laptop of Editor Dianna died. It served for several years, but had been in 'bad health' for several months. We had a discussion about replacing it, and Editor Dianna opted to go for a desktop computer this time.
Here she is at the computer store.
She brought her nephew with her. He's wearing the shield and mask required there due to the pandemic.
And a niece came along too (in blue shirt).
Another view of the computer store. The order is placed for the new computer, but she will have to come back later to collect it.
Now, what everyone has been waiting for: lunch! After all, this has been a long trip from home.
The kids are excited.
Jollibees is the McDonalds of the Philippines. Burger, fried chicken, spaghetti, fries…
On another trip, Editor Dianna returns to pick up her computer.
How is she going to carry all that? (Where are the kids when you need them?)
This is the computer, set up at home.
And she's already working on TMP. Good job!