This couple of weeks that I've been off work have gone very quickly. I managed to get some stock into the store; I would have gotten more done if I had stayed off the darn computer but I am so addicted to this thing that I have a hard time doing other things some days. Today I spent a couple of hours putzing around with the stupid thing trying to get my scanner working. For some reason the computer wouldn't recognize that the scanner was attached - it wasn't even showing that it was installed. No icon, no nothing! I finally discovered that one of the cords had become disconnected when I was rearranging the furniture. I plugged it back in but that didn't solve the problem. The stupid computer wouldn't read that the scanner was hooked up even though at one point it was showing the icon. Talk about frustrating! On about the seventh re-boot, I unplugged the scanner, waited til it completed the re-boot and then plugged the scanner back in again. That seemed to do the trick as I got a "new hardware" message. Once the computer recognized the "new" hardware, it automatically installed the program and I was good to go. Why didn't I do that the first time around? I certainly would have saved myself a lot of frustration and wasted time. Go figure!
Husband is back in 5 days and I have more tasks left than I have time. This week here on the coast, we got hit with some extremely hot weather. Wednesday the temperature here in Pitt Meadows was 40 celcuis. That is some hot! Tuesday was also very hot as well so I had a hard time getting motivated to do much - mostly lay around. I watched a lot of my decorating shows. This translated to me not getting as much done around the house as I wanted to do but I guess that's why they call it "vacation"! The plan for tomorrow is to paint the entranceway from the garage into the house. It's not a large area but it is dirty, disgusting and so ugly looking that I just cannot stand it another minute! Once that is done I'll feel a lot better.
I've spent a good part of tonight trying to clean up some of the junk and clutter that seems to be taking over the downstairs family room and my work area. I did a bunch of organizing a week or so ago and managed to get my studio in pretty good shape. Got stuff off the floor, into drawers, like things together and so on. So now I'm going through all the stuff I just tossed on the floor to deal with later. Well now it's later and I'm piling up these empty plastic containers and there doesn't seem to be any end to them. I think at some point over the last several months I must have lost my blessed mind. I swear I have no idea when I bought these or why I bought so many of them. It's absolutely ridiculous! I've posted them on freecycle and I'm really hoping that someone will jump on these babies really quick and take them off my hands.