Thursday, March 27, 2008

It's Still White And Cold Outside

Woke up this morning and found a little of the snow still on the ground and temperatures hovering right at freezing.   (Oh am I ever glad I didn't have to drive off to work early this morning.) They keep breaking in on the morning TV programming telling of roads blocked, accidents seem to be popping up along the trails.

I do have a dentist appointment at noon, but hopefully the black ice will be gone by then.   This is just for a cleaning, so I won't be there long.  And then it's off to the local Elks club for a second planning meeting for the upcoming dinner get together for all of us that worked at the Chevrolet Dealership.  We had our first one in June of 2006 and people have been calling wanting to know when we're doing it again.  This year's dinner is planned for Saturday April 19th.

Yesterday afternoon I spent my time hooking up a new printer.  Yes, I had to buy a new printer.  Last weekend I wanted to print off some labels for a project I was working on.  I put a sheet of labels in and they peeled off and jammed up my old printer.  I spent hours with tweezers trying to clear it but I couldn't get them all.   I called the computer repair shop I've used in the past and they said I could bring it in, but they'd have to charge me $45 an hour for labor and they couldn't guarantee they could get it working either.  So at their suggestion I got a new one.  I was glad to find a Lexmark printer, copier, scanner with Wi Fi capabilities and a place for my camera's memory card on sale for $99, regularly $159.   It was easy to install and it works great.   The old one I packed into a box and if my son wants to try taking it apart to get it working, he can have it.  He just has a printer, with no belss and whistles.

Have a great day and hopefully once I get home, I'll be able to take you to the "Zoo."               Linda



hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))))))))Be careful out there.

mariealicejoan said...

Do be careful when you are out and about today.  Good luck at the dentist!  I think more accidents are caused because people don't adjust their driving according to the weather conditions.  It really annoys me when it is bucketing down and the roads are slippery and some idiot whizzes by me at twice the speed than they should be travelling at!  People like that should be taken off the road!

jeadie05 said...

Oh I hate having my teeth cleaned they hurt for a wek after the last time ,We're all going to the Zoo tomorrow ,zoo tomorrow looking forward to it Jan xx

browney44 said...

Hope you get the spring warmth soon.  It is windy and gray today in Texas, my grandson is hunting doodle bugs in the flowerbed.   The dogs are trying to steal his crackers and cheese on the table.  


wwfbison said...

I hope your meeting goes well - the party must have been a success if people are looking forward to it that much!!   You've got a great printer ~ that is what we use here at the office.  

dbdacoba said...

Linda, I sympathize with your printer problem.  My new printer lasted just long enough for the warranty to lapse, then stopped.  After the Lexmark technician put it through a complete test it was decided that I need a new one.  Meanwhile, I have a stack of files waiting. until I can afford one.

46 degress in rain.                           Vagabond

ally123130585918 said...

Linda I am glad you didn't have to turn out and face the freezing weather ~ hope your Dental appointment goes well ~ and the planning meeting for your upcoming dinner ~ sounds like everyone is keen to attend ~ Ally x

lv2trnscrb said...

that is certainly weird weather you guys are having up there! I saw on the weather channel it was snowing in Canon Beach, Oregon; beautiful looking but weird for there and at this time of the year

jimsulliv3 said...

I hate driving this time of year. Great but on your printer...sounds like a winner. How's D.B ?