Yesterday was sunny and hot. So warm in fact that I spread a blanket and sunbathed in the afternoon ... yes, the kind that involves a bikini.
Today I have a log fire. It has rained all day, grey and chill.
This is not a bad thing. other than because it was so warm yesterday, I watered the garden a bit at night. today mother nature is watering! Also, I don't feel bad about staying in and working on non-house, non-garden things.
I went to Perigueux this morning and bought one of those all-in-one printer doodads. Yeah, it was 99euros (HP wireless) with a 10euro rebate. But, sending something FedEx to the states is about 50-60euros a pop. I have 2 transactions that I can now scan and email, which more than covers the investment in the printer.
So I got myself the thingamajiggy and came home and actually figured it out on my own! mostly in French! when I opened the box, I discovered directions in Espanol, Portugués, Polski, Greek, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano and Nederlands! ummmmm.
Of course, my installation disk was not recognized by my computer. grrr. But I persevered, and found a place to download the driver. and did so. and even got my laptop to recognize my device, wirelessly (listen to me talkin' all techy and shit)...
So, now I can print. and scan. in color or black and white. and photos even. the machine is smaller than the ones I've seen in the states. it has spots for memory cards too.
I've already scanned and sent one big batch. Still all thumbs though. I mean all thumbnails. cos I couldn't figure out how to compress or batch the stuff. So I had to send 5 emails, each with 4 or 5 individual thumbnails. sigh.
But ... I'm more automated and now I don't have to drive to Thiviers to print stuffs. I forgot about THAT savings. yay me!
Other indoor projects now awaiting my attention ... figuring out the tv-sur-ordinateur feature of my wireless package ... setting up a facebook store for Mignonne ... linking our new facebook store, our blog and our ebay and etsy stores all together (now THAT will be a coup-de-force, should I manage it) ... online searching for used resto equipment ...
I wonder what the weather will be like tomorrow?