Last Thursday after dropping Miss Rosie off at the pet adoption center, I did some shopping using Christmas gift cards and Christmas $. I was north of home by about 30 minutes and worked my way back home stopping and shopping. I was gone from home 6 hours. I could hardly believe it.
One thing I got was a new printer as my old one, (both Epsons) was having lines in my printing, no good for note cards. I don't know how long I've had it, but quite awhile, plus it sat for awhile without being used when DH was ill and for some time after. So, I did some Googling and came up with the Epson XP-424, small in one. It's wireless, is a printer, scanner and copier, plus it takes 4 individual cartridges of ink. I love that as you only have to buy the ink that you are low on, other printer had that as well. This printer was just under $50 at Walmart. The first one I had was an Epson Artisan 50 and we spent much more for it.
This morning I decided to take it out of the box and try setting it up myself. I texted my BIL Todd to tell him what I was doing, he called a little while later and gave me a few hints as to what I would need as to passwords, etc. to set it up. At first I 'failed', I used the home network password, when what they wanted was the key password from the router. Then I had 'success'. Yay, me! DH always did that stuff, so I am really happy I was able to do this. I can hear him saying "At a girl". :-)
I printed up some note cards and am really pleased with the results. One of my blogging friends from way back, Val, suggested selling note cards in my Etsy shop. It is something DH and I talked about many, many years ago, selling note cards online. Now I have a shop to do so. Thank you Val for the encouragement. I also wanted to print some out because I'm part of a card ministry at my church, and will give some to the other lady involved.
I haven't scanned or copied anything yet, but will. I want to try scanning real life flowers, as I've seen others do. Something new to learn and have fun with.
Here's my printer. Click on photos for larger view.
Pics taken this morning. A simple, easy orchid that grows like a weed, and an unknown rose that smells heavenly.
That's if for now, from Plum Cottage.
Enjoy each new day.