Homelessness comes with its challenges. I bunker down with a decadent chocolate ball and cup of chai to sort some things out.
I have spent a considerable amount of energy in Europe sorting out some laptop issues. I had to abandon the issue rather abruptly and now have a couple of hours up my sleeve to try to sort it out. I can’t find an email for Apple and am without a phone, so I try my luck replying email to a purchase order I made in Canada. It goes along the lines of:
I need help with an enquiry on a laptop I was attempting to trade in when I purchased the order attached to this email.
Mine is a bit of a special case. I’m currently in India, the laptop to return is in Switzerland and I purchased this one in Canada.
Originally I was quoted a trade in price in Geneva, which I was unable to have honoured in Zurich. I needed an English keyboard and didn’t have time to make a special order in Zurich, so I asked a friend to bring the laptop to Zurich from Canada, hoping to return the laptop to Geneva where I was originally quoted the trade in.
I since have moved onto some business in India and will not be returning to Switzerland any time soon. A friend in Zurich is in possession of the laptop for trade in. Can you please advise who I can speak to, which country and how I can arrange a trade in price?
I have no phone access in India, just email.
To which I receive a reply:
Thank you for your recent email. You have replied to an address that cannot accept incoming email.
Great. They tell me I can phone them at X Y and Z. It’s that impossible to email Apple. I’m trying to list the thing on Ebay so I can get something back for it, but they need me to confirm with a phone. The internet is so bad that I can’t contact home to ask them to confirm the listing. So far I have managed a listing on Craigslist. Not ideal.
Bahumbug. Maybe I should have taken the afternoon to see the Beatles Ashram instead. Ah well, I’m on a sugar high so all is well.
Vishnu had us start the day with a guided meditation at 6am. This is time for my own dynamic meditation, so I’m feeling a loss at missing my first thing vibe. For me, his meditation guidance was difficult to follow, more distracting than anything. I feel that his energy is mis-aligned to the collective group now that he has been away for so long. That said, he’s trying really hard to slide back into our lives. He offered to take us to his Guru’s ashram for evening meditation today, as well as give us a free Reiki attunement so we can practice first level Reiki. I’ve been seeking this out, so I’m stoked to have the attunement.
In the evening I climbed my tree again and put on a little show for the kids next door, their little faces peering over the fence. Its the best way for me to burn off energy. I miss the work in Nicaragua and look forward to getting back there.