Troubles? Yes I've been having them lately with electronics. Maybe I'm DC (Direct Current ) while everything around me is AC (Alternating Current ). All I know is it seems that I've been frying a number of electrical things lately. Most recently it's been my Cannon Printer. About 3 months ago it ran out of black ink - we replaced the cartridge - then it began printing pictures with strange horizontal lines running through them and the text wasn't sharp and clear either. Just this past week the 3 month old black ink cartridge died - normally (with me) they last at least 6 months. Again we replaced it but then the printer would not print anything in black. Okay now an email is sent off to Cannon tech help. We are instructed on how to perform a "Deep Cleaning" of the inking apparatus and are told to do this not once but 4 times to thoroughly cleanse the device. And, they said, if that does not cure the problem then the printer needs repair or we need a new printer. Well after 4 deep cleanings there was still no sign of black ink on the test page. Guess I need a new printer. :(
Yesterday as I breezed through the living room I glimpsed out the window and caught sight of something. It was outside of our front yard just on the street side of our chain link fence. I stopped and focused hard on it to figure out what it was. It appeared to be a bird, a really big bird, but it wasn't the Canadian geese, or a large crane or heron, nor was it a hawk or a vulture. I called my hubby, John, to come take a look. He too was baffled but thought it might be a feral peacock. Upon closer inspection - through a pair of binoculars - we found it to be a wild turkey. John called our neighbors, Mike and Linda, who are avid bird watchers. They know that wild turkeys are native to Florida and even to our part of Florida, however they had never been seen in our neighborhood before. I wish I could have gotten a photo of the bird but it was rather timid and when we went outside it flew off into the tall trees at the back of our property. Early the following morning we saw it again but only for a short time. It, being very skittish, took flight when a little Cattle Egret landed in the yard next to it. We've no idea where the turkey went, hopefully it headed out to less crowded country and won't become someone's Thanksgiving's Day feast.
Okay - enough said. I'm off to do some laundry. Sort out what I need to take with me and start packing for the trip to Jacksonville. Sigh - if only they had Dr. Gregory House at the Mayo Clinic, I'd be sure to get some answers. :DYou all take care, be happy and healthy and enjoy each day of your wonderful lives. Until I return, I shall miss you.