The weather is beautiful! No frost this morning, and we're heading for a high in the 60's, with 70 temps expected by Sunday or Monday!
The Great Printer Hunt
What IS it with me and electronics? All I want to do is print out three sheets of promo labels. I downloaded the template, as my Word program didn't have the right one. I put my info into the template and saved it, both to the hard drive and to my flash. Everything is fine.
I go to Office Max. What? The labels are wrong for your printers? That's okay; I have friends with printers, as mine isn't arriving until next month.
Friends #1-3: Printers are old and not working at the moment.
Friend #4: It printed fine, until I looked at it. There are little 00's and the format is off (something I apparently didn't notice when I hit 'print'); fine, I fix it and hit 'print' again. Nope; same problem. I fix it again and hit 'save', then 'print'. Darn thing goes back to orginal! And then I notice 'wordpad' at the top. Guess what? Their PC isn't Vista. I unplug my flash and go home.
Friend #5: Paper feed is busted. They've tried feeding it manually, but it still refuses to work.
Friend #6: Printer out of ink.
Friend #7: Yes, they have Vista and yes, the printer works. Come on over! I hustle over...but for what ever reason, her laptop refuses to open the file I emailed to myself, in the event the file on the flash is now damaged, due to the non-Vista PC. She doesn't have Word, so we try opening it in Works. It saves it to her computer, but when you click on it, a window pops up the the file 'Can't be found'. I feel like that stupid saying a week or so ago; I'm yelling at the thing, "It's saved on your hard drive! What do you mean, you can't FIND IT???"
I give up and come home; it's time to attend sports banquet.
What happens when my son is awarded his letter? My camera batteries are low and I end up cutting off half his head. AAAACCCCKKKK!!!!
We come home, and I sit down at the computer. Earlier, I'd frantically emailed my crit partners.
Friend #8: "Sorry; printer's not working. Sorry!"
So today, I'm on a quest for a printer that will work with me. I have a few other people I've not tried, including throwing myself on the mercy of a few businesses in town, even the library. Surely SOMEONE can print it out for me? Otherwise, I'll be reduced to hand-lettering 180 labels. And my hand-printing is barely legible, let alone onto a label which is 2/3" x 1 3/4"!
Why am I banging in my head in frustration over this? A new promo idea, for the Vendor Blender and Santa Stroll this month. The Vendor Blender is tonight and tomorrow; there are 35 vendors setting up at the 4-H building in Washington, IN tonight from 4-8:30 and tomorrow from 9-3. The Santa Stroll is the 20th and 21st in our downtown area. I'll be at the Open Art Gallery from 5-9 on the 20th and 10am-6pm on the 21st. Bookmarks are getting expensive, so I'm trying the label-on-the-Smartie route. Call me strange, but I still have the Smartie wrapper from the winner of the Chili Cookoff in September!
CBS Time Travel: Yesterday, 1954:
-Year my spouse was born!
-Brown vs Board of Education
-Senator McCarthy's Communism Witch Hunt
-Miss America televised
-The Platters, Elvis
-I Love Lucy
I wasn't born yet; nor were my parents even close to knowing each other! They were only 11 and 12. However, thanks to radio, I love 'Only You' and 'The Great Pretender' by the Platters (did they also do 'It's Twightlight Time'??), and nearly everyone knows Elvis and I Love Lucy!
-Aforementioned Great Printer Hunt
-Picking up my bookmarks
-Signing tonight (I also need to locate one or two tablecloths)
See you tomorrow!