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Re: lost?? ot
  • Subject: Re: lost?? ot
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:16:24 -0600

No flowers here - yet.  But I did see the gravel driveway...finally...after
some snow melted.

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:01 AM, kathy <cornergar@aol.com> wrote:

> Andrea, I am so so happy for you in your new job! It is so hard to get out
> of
> bed in the morning when you have to go to a job you hate. Hope it turns out
> to
> be everything you hoped for. kathy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: andreah <andreah@hargray.com>
> To: gardenchat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Mon, Feb 14, 2011 11:40 pm
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] lost?? ot
> I'm here! Just no gardening news to report. Busy getting all things ready
> to
> move to the home office as opposed to the "office" office. Can't wait! My
> last day is Thursday. YAY!!!!! I cannot tell you all how long I've hated
> and
> I mean loathed my job. This new one promises to bring exciting changes.
> I did notice some daylilies and daffodils poking their heads up when I was
> out with the dogs last night. That was exciting. I have a 4 day weekend
> coming up and plan on using it to prune and clean the yard.
> A
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 5:08 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] lost?? ot
> Kathy,
> Thank goodness it wasn't a computer change this time.  I've been
> through that several times, and it's no fun.  Chet needs a new one,
> and I keep dreading the problems that will bring.
> My printer had been a color HP laserjet. I do an awful lot of printing
> for my various garden club and other projects, so it was easy to
> accept that it was just worn out.  Since I didn't really use the color
> much, I was ready to give up on that.  A couple of years ago I had
> been persuaded to invest in a Brother all-in-one printer, scanner, fax,
> and copier.  It was a total disaster.  Very slow, and soon nothing
> worked right.  It was supposed to give me desk space by replacing
> my ancient copier, flat-bed scanner, and separate fax machine.
> After that fiasco I was very reluctant to get into another multi-purpose
> machine, but I still needed the other functions that the Brother was
> not giving me, and a techie friend recommended an HP office model.
> It is not color, but so far everything else works beautifully.  The neat
> new feature is double-sided printing that just flips the paper over -
> before I had to take the paper out and reinsert it.
> Chet would have no truck with a multi-purpose machine.  He has a
> copier and doesn't use the other functions. Talk about learning after
> 68 - how about 82.  So shopping online I found a black-and-white
> laser jet Okidata that sounded good.  It didn't come as soon as
> expected, and when it did, he couldn't seem to get it together
> right.  He's still macho enough that he isn't happy when I can fix
> things that he can't, so someone will come tomorrow to set it up
> for him
> It's thawing today, and our drive isn't the sheet of ice it has been,
> but it's predicted to be back down in the teens tonight and stay
> cold tomorrow.  The ice is finally almost gone from the front steps,
> but it will take a lot more thawing before we can get down our
> back slope.  Even the deer haven't been going down there.  Saw
> five of them at the bottom a few days ago, and they were having
> trouble.  Thank goodness, so far none near my azaleas.
> In a message dated 2/14/2011 4:49:19 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> cornergar@aol.com writes:
> Auralie, Can identify with the thick layer of ice and the computer problems
> both. We've had dangerous ice for 2 weeks of bitter cold. Today is the
> first
> sign of any melt off. Before xmas when we were having trouble with both PCs
> a
> much younger relation convinced us that if we were going to spend money
> we'd
> be idiots not to upgrade to MACs. So we dropped a bundle of money and then
> spent the next 6 weeks trying to change over and relearn (and that part
> seems
> to be so much harder after 68!) I believe we have liftoff now but it was
> not a
> pleasant experience to say the least. Do be careful on the ice. kathy
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