Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Big 5-0 !

No, not a birthday, the temperatures yesterday!

It's been 3 and a half months since the last day above 50 degrees. It was a wonderful break and the snow depth has been reduced by half! Now I can see over the top of the snowbanks at the end of the driveway! There are patches of mud colored grass along the edges.

But don't be fooled, all you sufferers of Spring Fever, we're not done yet! Spring is 36 days away and that's really just about the equal light/dark cycle of the Equinox. It has nothing to do with the date that the snow stops, or the ground thaws(the frost is still 4 feet deep in the ground here). Here in the great 'Up North' there's usually more than a month after that, and spring blizzards can be brutal!

So if one more person calls me out on my realistic outlook, I swear I'm gonna hit them in the nose with a big fat snowball in April! ::sigh:: The sun and warm temperatures were a welcome change of pace, though.

I am a computer dummy! Okay, maybe novice is a more appropriate term. I got the printer down out of the closet to try to hook it up to the laptop. It's brand new, the old computer crashed before I could even begin to use the printer.

Bro and Potsey are doing their taxes on TurboTax(the program) and need to print out their pages. The deal was, Potsey was going to "help" me install it and make sure it worked properly. I brought it out of my room, and suddenly he had to leave. So with the barest of instructions on what to do, he's out the door and down the road. Yeah, thanks for that!

I read the instructions, put the CD in to download the installer, and set it all up. I try to run the test page and it comes out blank. After fumbling my way around the instructions for troubleshooting, I discover there is only the color ink cartridge in place. No black. And I think I may have ruined the color cartridge. ::sigh::

I can't afford the ink cartridges for it, so I'm just going to pack it back up and put it back on the closet shelf where it can rot for the next year. They can find another way to print their tax crap. All I wanted was help to install it properly.

My life remains quiet for the most part. And I'm grateful. I just don't seem to have much emotional or physical energy right now. I've just been spending time online and reading. The beads have been gathering dust for the last week or so. This is just some time to catch my breath and unwind a bit.

It's time to go get ready for work, so I'll sign off for now....

~Thanks For Stopping By~


  1. Our high yesterday was 70! I loved it. Now we're back to winter and rain, although we need the rain. I'll take it.

  2. when I lived in Montana, I always enjoyed those few warm days we got in February; gave me hope of spring coming but I knew we had lots of more potentially hard cold days, even into May sometimes so I truly understand. But it is nice when it is warm for a day or two!

    take care!


  3. I for one enjoy the snow and rainy weather. It's the cold I find unbarable, but we might as well enjoy it while it lasts because in just a few short months we'll be wishing for the cooler temps. Sorry your printer won't be seeing the light of day for awhile. Hope all works out for the best. Take care and enjoy,

  4. We hit 69 here today but snow showers for Sunday. LOL Gotta love the weather.

  5. I think we're all in a bit of a pre-spring slump. We're just so anxious for it to get here, and I feel like I'm almost in suspended animation!

    Hugs, Beth

  6. Almost all the snow was melted, it's been raining for 2 days straight. Then this afternoon when we decided to get groceries the wind picks up something fierce and by the time we were done it was snowing...snowing? Sigh...soon I hope we will hear the last of it. (Hugs)Indigo

  7. Bushels of sympathy for your printer problems. My printer sits here next to my computer. It makes noises, flashes its lights, makes my coffee, cleans and polishes my shoes. It does almost anything. But the one thing the printer refuses to do is print.

    I have lived in northern New Hampshire. I look forward to having a snow ball fight with you in April.


  8. Hi, I popped over from Amy's blog & yes, when I saw 50 I thought you meant age :-). Everyone is getting very emotional over temps lately!
    I happen to love snow, cold & rain. But no one wants to hear me say that anymore...