Sunday, 23 January 2011

turning into my mother

On Saturday, I found myself using the word tiresome.  I cant say that it's a word commonly used as part of my vocabulary, but having been on the phone to the bank for 45 minutes - spoke to 4 different departments trying to sort out the free overdraft that should have been set up when I upgraded my account.  By the time I spoke to the last woman, I was getting a little irritable.  Now I know it's not her fault for the system, and I didn't get cross, but I did tell her that I thought it was very tiresome having to hang about for so long. 

The main reason I was so p*'d off was that I had a parcel to collect from the Post Office and they shut at 12.00 on a Saturday.  So I got into town, collected my parcel,  sent off my last ebay parcel, wandered round for a while, and came home with a new printer.  Yes, I can tell you aren't sure how that happened.  It's quite simple, my printer had just about run out of colour ink, and so, what with the full price for a Canon colour ink cartridge about £25, and black about £20 (about £25-£30 for both online, slightly cheaper for compatible inks) it works out cheaper to buy a new printer.  

So tonight - I set it up, got myself all sorted to print out the elements to make a lovely baby card, only to discover, for some reason, it's not releasing any red ink.  So I did it all again, did automated deep clean of the cartridge, and ran a diagnostic, followed by a further test page.  Nope, it still doesn't work.  So I've packed it all back up, somehow managed to mislay the driver disc (but it could be in with my crafting CDs) and now need to cart it all back to the shop.  I will get my money back, send for new cartridges from  and save up for an A3 printer, so that I can make lots of lovely big cards and matching envelopes with my soon to be delivered Ultimate Pro Crafteres companion thingummywatsit.

Anyways, the last papers I printed with my Canon printer were dinosaur ones (from one of the MCS CDs I won on ebay).  And what's more, I did something with them.  Haven't cleaned the house though.

G'night folks

1 comment:

  1. No cads but a very nice card indeed. Love the tale of your printer, hope the A3 one isn't too long arriving.


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