Monday, January 26, 2009

The Quality is Here!

A landmark in Xela, you haven't really lived there until you've spotted this on the streets somewhere between the vicinity of ICA & Parque Central. Of course, I had a photo op. with my "quality" guy!

PS:  Brad, this one's for you!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

To market, to market

A colorful walk through the market in Xela.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ghosts of Antigua

Look at this awesome photo of the arch in Antigua I came across on Flickr.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Colors of Xela

What a wonderful colorful world Guatemala is.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

As good as gold!

How do you feel about "bling"?
Young and old, more Indiginous than not, this is popular in Guatemala.
Don't worry mom & dad, this is one fashion trend I swear I won't participate in!

a book full of memories

While we were gone we put together a 60 page iPhoto book of our images From Colfax to Xela as well as many more that didn't make it onto the blog. We received it a few days after we returned home and are so happy we invested the time and money. It has been a great way to show our family and friends the story of our time in Guatemala and is going to be a great addition to our coffee table books!

This is the cover image and my favorite photo from Guatemala.

Looking back through the photos has made me long for my afternoons spent blogging away in some Guatemalan cafe. Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting about some of our favorite (and least favorite) memories of long as our computer cooperates. Stay tuned!

4 beeps are not better than 3

We were stilling in the lap at ICA the first time it happened. Our 3 and half year old iBook was turned off and when we tried to turn it on there was a flash of the screen and 4 scary beeps. Without prior warning, it wouldn't turn on. After an hour or so of charging up, we tried again and phew! we had liftoff. Not thinking much about the beeps the next time we tried to power it on, it happened again. Ugh! Well, when it Guatemala it isn't so easy to walk into the Genius Bar at Apple, so we came up with a new plan.....don't turn it off......for 2 months! No problem.

Now that we're back in D-Town and the Genius Bar is at our fingertips we decided it was time to address the issue. After waiting days during this busy holiday season we finally got an appointment and soon learned that it could be our logic board and hard drive. Oh we do sort of remember that rainbow pinwheel spinning a lot lately. But to fix it we have to send it out. Hmmmm....let's get a second opinion.

Yesterday I ponied up and made a visit to the Mac Outlet. Well, it seems that 4 beeps are pretty rare. Apparently so rare that none of the tech nerds had even see it before! All their cheering and applauding made me feel pretty proud for a few seconds, but it soon ended when I was told that 4 beeps = processing problem = very expensive, maybe not even worth the value of the computer. Boo hoo hoo!!!

We haven't given up all hope yet....after all when it's on, it works. It's just that turning it on and off seems to be an issue. So, if you have any experise in the area of this problem or happen to be a Mac Genius randomly reading this blog, PLEASE offer your advice! Until we get this little problem under control, our days of blogging (and everything else internet based) will sadly be few and far between. Wish us luck!