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Lee 1, Technology 2

May 10, 2015

I finally was able to  make the one printer work at last.  Last Sunday afternoon I was clicking around and found a set of things to work with to help figure out what I needed to do.  Essentially, they all  had to have the cartridge problem resolved before I could use any of them.  I found a place to check the ink supply and was astounded to find it showed the color empty.  I just bought the cartridges a short while ago, so they shouldn’t be empty.  So I decided to take it to Office Depot to see if they could tell if it was full or not.  The guy was really great – he gave me a free swap and I only had to pay for the other cartridge.  They didn’t have single ones, just a double one with black and color.  So I went for it.

Then I changed the color and found it printed – except the black was barely showing up.  I aligned the cartridges, cleaned the heads and I don’t know what all to get it to work.  I printed out some things where the color worked fine.  I figured I had only won half the battle.  Friday I decided to print out some crosswords and I was so surprised and delighted to see the all black pages looked just right.  Maybe the black had to work its way through before printing properly.  A victory for me.

I didn’t make it to Apple for Pages session, so I don’t know if Ellen received her birthday card on Friday or not.  Plus there is the other printer to solve the scanning problem.  I forgot to mention the phone – no more buzz and static, but now my voice mail doesn’t work and tells people to put in the code.  I don’t have a code.  If I am home and the phone rings, I can answer it with no problem, but no one can leave a message.  I’m wondering if I need to unplug it and put it with the other phone and see if that works.  Looks as if Technology has 3 – I only have 1.

This week we moved more books out of the shelves – picture books to Providence Elderplace, some novels for the Infusion Center and the rest to Goodwill.  We need to empty the shelves for the painters.  They are coming on the 18th.  We had the man for the floors come to give us an estimate and what was possible to clean the hardwood floor.  Seems the floor Dad put in has a very thin layer and it is a little wavy – it would take only 1 sanding and even then, it wouldn’t look much different.  He said he would do it in 2 days but we would have to move out of the house for 3 days because the smell is overpowering.  We would also have to move all the furniture out – that plus the cost and the three hotel nights along with eating out was a bit off-putting.  The logistics also difficult, so we decided not to do it.

I asked Brad if he would build a new mantel for us with crown molding – that is a lot less and something I have always wanted.  I sent him a couple of designs that hit me – I don’t want it too complicated that it overpowers the room and the fireplace.  I also don’t want it so plain either.  He is doing some research to see what molding is available and what will work for the space.  Oh dear, I need to email measurements for him.  It should be ready to paint when Ron comes.

Friday was a great day, we had clear sunshine, 69 and I felt so good.  We had 78 to 80 yesterday, a little hazy. It’s a bit cloudy but due to be 73 – then guess what is coming through?

Today is not only Mother’s Day, it is our 46th wedding anniversary.  We decided not to go to dinner today, instead we went on Thursday a bit early.  It was quite lovely and not a lot of people.  We have a wonderful dinner – brought half of mine home for lunch the next day.  It was fun to have a leisurely dinner and enjoy our anniversary together.  Both of us find it hard to believe it is 46 years, it doesn’t feel that long.  It has been a while since it has been just the two of us in our own home.  When our living room is painted and our furniture is in place, it will truly be our home.

This has been a mixed up Spring so far and now Ellen is sending Spring pictures from Ocean Grove.  They have had a lot of weather this year and who knows what Ana will do as she blows up the coast.  I’m so glad she sent some cherry blossoms.

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It feels as if I am experiencing Spring flowers for a second time.  Thank you so much Ellen.

I can’t think of a better way to close this post.

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LEE 0, Technology 3

May 3, 2015

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I have said I would not let technology defeat me.  Right now technology has the upper hand, but I am not willing to admit defeat just yet.

Today is my sister Ellen’s birthday – Happy Birthday Ellen.   I made a card on my iPhoto to send to her in time for her birthday – it will arrive on the 8th instead.  I had everything ready, but when I went to buy it and have is sent, the stupid program kept telling me I had to fix the address.  I have no idea what it needs,  just a red circle with a white minus sign.  Drove me nuts, so I decided to  use Eddie’s computer because he hasn’t upgraded to Yosemite yet.  I had no problem with his computer – I wish I had thought of it sooner, then the card would likely be delivered closer to her birthday.  Yes, it was a work around, but I am determined to understand what the fix is and how to get it working properly.

There are times when I inadvertently hit a button or do something and everything starts working.  Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened with the two printers.  The Photosmart printer has been interesting – I deleted it from my computer thinking I would re-install it.  That didn’t work.  I tried all kinds of things, no luck.  I ended up wondering if an update would help and by George, it is back on my computer.  I was over the moon because I really like this printer and how well it works.  I made it my default printer and it was working very well.  Then one day it didn’t – it said the printer cartridges were missing or not detected.  I have been playing with it ever since, taking the cartridges out and putting them back in, pushing them in more to make contact – I am at a loss because I just put new cartridges in.  Looks like another trip to the HP troubleshooting page.

The All-In-One printer won’t scan any more – why, I have no idea.  I don’t fax with it because it is attached to the phone line that is only local and so far I haven’t gotten it to work with our long distance phone.  It also has a bad habit of printing things 2 or 3 times or not printing for several hours.  Eddie set up a printing job last night and it finally printed it this morning.  This confuses the heck out of me.  I miss being able to scan things, especially pictures as I unearth them from Mom and Dad’s things.  However, it still prints and I can copy with it, so it is not a complete bust.

This last week has been droopy – or is it just lethargic.  I have had time to work on cleaning out and organizing – no interest or energy.  Friday was especially so – I spent the day watching old movies on TCM.  Maybe it was one of those down days that I have had – whatever it was, I did not like it.  Maybe it was just fatigue, yet I had trouble having a liedown or a nap.

We had the hardwood floor man come on Wednesday afternoon to tell us what we can do to the living room floor.  Not a lot interns of sanding because it is very thin on the top layer.  He can sand it and then put a finish on it – but it involves living somewhere else for three days and opening up the house to remove the smell.  Plus, he said it would not look much different – we have dark and light spots and it will still be that way.  I will see what kind of floor cleaner I can find for the gummy spots under the table and the water spots.

We talked about logistics as well as the added expenses and decided not to do it.  Instead I am going to see if Brad has time to come and build a crown molding mantel and surround for us.  Well, for me.  I have always wanted one and it is a lot less than doing the floors.

We need to empty the book shelves for the painters, so it is good way to recycle books and start with just our own books.  We found 2 or 3 train books that Eddie took Friday to one of his volunteers,  He was delighted with them.  I found a couple about ships, so I will email Kitty and see if they are interested.  There is no telling what we will unearth.

I have been looking at rugs for the living room – I think an 8′ x 10′ will do it.  I want it to go under the chairs and sofa to tie them all together.  Also some runners for the living room on the high traffic area and some in the hall.  This is what I found:

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I wasn’t sure I had much in the way of pictures for this post.  Everything in the house is pretty much the same and I haven’t done much except for the two bottom shelves Eddie and did in anticipation of doing the floor.  He promises that when he comes back from the Museum of Flight this afternoon, we will tackle the book shelves.


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