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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #405 on: June 22, 2018, 07:27:39 PM »
Not all printers have a chip to stop you using alternative or re-filled cartridges.  If 'old faithful' is old enough it may be okay. 

One problem with keeping any inkjet printer as a backup is that the ink on the print head drys up and you have to run off a page or two to bring it back to full working life again.  If any of the little nozzles get really bunged up it may become useless.

Sometimes a dab of spit or water on a cloth will clean it up just fine.

Although I am a great believer in keeping old equipment going if it does the job there is a certain element of 'use it or lose it' involved.  Just as car or motorbike which has sat unattended in a garage for years will rarely start first time.

If you are truly happy with your new printer then maybe it's time to embrace the new.

Having no real need for coloured inks I swapped to a mono laser printer a few years back and have never looked back.  There are quite a few firms who will refiill the toner cartridge for you at a sensible price.

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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #406 on: June 22, 2018, 07:36:04 PM »
I just realised this morning that I always greet my cat with "Hello gorgeous!"
She's lovely, like a little loving human in a cat-shaped fur coat.

And, in other news, I love watching the birds outside my window. We live halfway up a cliff, so have a good view over the city. We see different birds at different times of the day: buzzards, swifts, bluetits, pigeons (hmmm), woodcocks (hmmm), seagulls (ergh), herons (less common, maybe once a month), falcons, etc. I love watching the big birds glide, and the little birds flit about, and the swifts be.. super-swift ;)

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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #407 on: June 23, 2018, 08:58:08 AM »
If you are truly happy with your new printer then maybe it's time to embrace the new.

Gyppo, you're probably right.  I'm a terrible skinflint - I can't bear to part with anything that's still capable of doing its job.

But yes, the new printer is fine, and the inks are a bit cheaper.  So...maybe a trip to the dump?  (I find it hard even to write the words!)

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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #408 on: June 23, 2018, 09:32:27 AM »
Shove it in a bin liner, stick it in the loft or shed for a few years, then get rid of it once the pain has passed.

I sympathise.  I have half a dozen arrows which need re-fletching, and one of them needs a new nock.  Can I just throw them out?  No way.

But I dumped a lot of stuff when I moved house.  Fifty plus years of loft-gatherings couldn't all go with me.

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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #409 on: June 24, 2018, 11:41:38 PM »
Had a big blueberry patch to weed, but decided to let the chooks have  a go at it first, to loosen things up. Those gals just got stuck right in and cleaned the whole thing up. Job done!

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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #410 on: June 25, 2018, 03:36:22 PM »
After being a 1 car family for 4 weeks, got my car back from the workshop today  ;D ;D ;D I am independently mobile once again and hubby can remedy his cabin fever.
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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #411 on: June 25, 2018, 05:27:45 PM »
Had a big blueberry patch to weed, but decided to let the chooks have  a go at it first, to loosen things up. Those gals just got stuck right in and cleaned the whole thing up. Job done!

How do they know to get go for the weeds and leave the blueberry plants alone? (Or is it just that blueberries / blueberry plants aren't very tasty to chickens?)

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« Reply #412 on: June 26, 2018, 12:47:18 AM »
They just scritch around the bases for insects and worms, no interest in the bushes at all. That would probably be different if the plants were in fruit, I don't think I'd trust them then!

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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #413 on: June 26, 2018, 08:32:46 AM »
After being a 1 car family for 4 weeks, got my car back from the workshop today  ;D ;D ;D I am independently mobile once again and hubby can remedy his cabin fever.

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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #414 on: June 27, 2018, 12:54:39 AM »
It's just one of those beautiful crisp winter days, and I'm glad I live somewhere with such distinct seasons. I grew up where there were really only two seasons( winter was just slightly colder and rainier than summer. ), so it's nice to experience the whole gamut of seasonal weather.

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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #415 on: June 28, 2018, 12:13:08 AM »
Having someone else cook dinner for me tonight, that's always a real treat. (Hoping another someone else might do the dishes.)

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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #416 on: June 29, 2018, 03:32:40 AM »
Had a wonderful Midwinter Xmas dinner last night, and no, I didn't have to do any dishes. The dinner was lovely, but the mulled wine was fantastic! :)

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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #417 on: April 09, 2019, 07:54:00 AM »
This is a great thread and worth reviving...


On a good note, we will be out of this dumpy rental in a month and a half. I can hardly wait even though it's hot and there is a ton of work to do.
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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #418 on: April 09, 2019, 12:10:05 PM »
I am slowly using up my yarn stash, making baby afghans to donate to The Linus Project.

Each blanket has some leftover yarn and I've got piles of the stuff upstairs. When I finish these last few blankets, I'm going to start taking all the scraps of yarn and making baby hats which I can donate to the local hospital. They give the little newborns a hat to keep them warm and each kid gets his or her own. So they go through a bunch. I have a bunch of yarn.

I will be happy to get the lot of blankets out of the house, too.
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Re: Life is Good
« Reply #419 on: April 09, 2019, 12:15:45 PM »
I made a big bottle of breakfast smoothie (so that's two days breakfast taken care of) AND I've got tonight's supper going in the slow cooker. It's so nice knowing that I'll have food on my plate tonight, even if I might be too tired to prepare it. No worries about that now. It'll be ready when I need it.
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