.......my printer has finally given up the ghost. Got ink cartridges.....black no problem....colour wasn't coming through easily so tapped a damp tissue to get the ink flowing. Tried to print a test page but no joy. My printer wasn't communicating with my computer. Turned everything off..unplugged printer....waited a few minutes plugged everything back in... still no joy. My printer now says that there is no colour cartridge, so now it wont print anything. I even tried looking for an update for it. I went on Lexmark's site and my model isn't even listed. I've got so fed up of the rigmarole with it, and after tearing my hair out for the last 2 days, I have decided to buy a new one. Can't really afford it, but it seems to have become one of those necessities of modern life. It won't be here for about 5 days so until then....no printer. The model I've ordered is the same as my sons, an Epson all-in-one and the ink cartridges are cheap...unlike my Lexmark where the cartridges were beginning to work out very expensive, because it will not print on quick or draught.....only best. It is now uninstalled. I'm not sure how to dispose of it though. The scanner works ok..it just won't print!
Besides all that bother my week has been a bit hectic and tiring. I have been up and about early every day. Last Saturday was spent gardening, and I thought that would be it. Just finished and was admiring my hard work, when my neighbour popped his head over the hedge and told me that the fence would be installed on Monday. That meant me having to go out in the garden on Sunday to move some plants. He could have told me earlier. He sat in his garden and watched me cut the lawn and trim the edges. the side where the hedge was being dug out I needn't have done. Wednesday I went to town with Anne (you know Anne..my greatest fan...lol)....and we did a 2 hour lunch with chat and gossip....and book shop browsing. Thoroughly enjoyed it even though I was shattered by the time I got home. Thursday was shopping day which we had to hurry a bit more than we usually do. U2 were at the Arena so that meant long traffic delays on our route home, and I certainly didn't want to get caught up in that lot. So the last couple of days should have been spent taking it easy and making my daughter in laws birthday card. Had it all planned..but the printer has put paid to that. So now I shall have to give her one that I made earlier and hope she likes it. Will be taking it over to her tomorrow..her birthday.