Some kind soul gifted us a special Kauai sugarloaf pineapple. It was overnighted to us yesterday.
* Omigod! Best pineapple we have ever tasted. Beyond sweet! Thank you, whoever you are!
Never fear, my buddy JW at Lenovo stepped in to the breach and sent me a brand new Thinkpad today and some other great stuff and I am good to go. Thank you so much! The new chromebook works like a charm.