A brewing angel posted a message on this board, asking if anybody was on the verge of kegging. I replied that yes, I was hoping to do it soon, once I rounded up the funds.
He pm’ed me and hooked me up with two kegs, gas and beverage lines, picnic taps, and a regulator. He even shipped them to me - it was really an amazing example of the generosity and togetherness that comes with this hobby.
I picked up a secondhand fridge and ran with the two kegs and picnic taps for a couple years. Then I finally bought a gas splitter and some Perlicks, modified the fridge, and have been living the high life ever since! Still, almost every time I pour a pint, I silently thank that homebrewer. Isn’t that cool? I’ve been trying ever since to pay that forward, by teaching homebrewing classes, sharing homegrown hops, advising beginners, etc.