Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Back to Normal?

Well, the holidays are finally over and hopefully, life can get back to normal, whatever that is.

We had a nice time with our children and grandchildren at Christmas even though the youngest granddaughter careened into a doorway edge and put a large dent into her forehead!  Children are so resilient though and she was fine after a few minutes of intense wailing.  We thought about taking her to the emergency room but it didn't seem necessary and the rest of the visit was completely normal.  No problems since then either according to her father.

The scanner I had ordered arrived on the 23rd but I didn't have time to do much more than install it.  It seems to work well although I have to tell a funny on myself about it.

I installed it and was really trying to get it to work and it just wouldn't produce any picture no matter what I tried.  I ended up uninstalling everything and reinstalling it and even though it made all the proper noises and seemed to be working, it wouldn't scan my picture!  I was beginning to think about returning it when I blew out my breath in frustration.  A corner of a protective sheet of paper fluttered just the tiniest bit and after I removed the paper from the scanner glass, I was able to get a beautiful scan!

No nasty comments, please - remember, the same thing could happen to you!


sue said...

I applaud your honesty Jan :o)

Glad you survived the holiday - Happy New Year to you and we'll catch up in 2010

Jan said...

Well, I'm sure something like that has happened to others at some point, so I'm happy to relate my little tale to let them know they aren't the only ones! The paper was kind of stuck on the scanner glass which is why I didn't notice it at first.

Happy New Year to you and David and I hope you have a marvelous time. And I hope the coming year is everything you hope for!

"JeanneG" said...

I have had several frustrating times when I forgot to take off the little pull strip from my printer cartridges. So little a thing yet so important.

Teresa said...

As someone who has searched for her glasses (while wearing them) and has also searched for her cell phone (while talking on it) I solemnly promise not to laugh. Smile maybe, :-)

What kind of scanner did you get?

Jan said...

Thanks, Jeanne and Teresa for helping me not to feel quite the idiot!

Teresa, I got a Visioneer 9520 PhotoScanner and I really like it. I'd had a $400 (at the time)HP scanner and like this one soooo much better and it was less than $100. Of course my HP was purchased in like 1989 or 1990 so this one had better be more up to date than the old one!

The only thing I don't like is that it won't work with a Mac as I hope to get one of those this year sometime, but, I guess I can use this computer for scanning or maybe it will work with a Windows os installed on the Mac. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.