Tuesday, July 8, 2008

...or stormy waters over Texas

Since I'm dispondent over my printer issues, here's a little joke my daughter or SIL sent me (yeah, the one who gave me the printer).

My husband, being unhappy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring the
other day so he would be able to monitor my moods.

We've discovered that when I'm in a good mood, it turns green. When I'm
in a bad mood, it leaves a big frickin red mark on his forehead.

Maybe next time he'll buy me a diamond. Dumb ass!

Today has been one of those days. We all have them. Yeah, even I have them on a daily regular basis. First of all, I decide to download some family photos from the 4Th of July....no camera. I look in my purse everywhere...no camera. I text my daughter to see if it's at her house...she's at work and doesn't think so. I call my grandson at their house to see if my camera's laying around....NO. I drive over there....no camera to be found. So I take JJ for a ride in the car, then go home.

I decide to check out some
blogs to see if there's any new contests to enter. Nothing!

Someone pounds on my front door!
Here in the Compound they assume we're all hard of hearing. It's the mailman bringing a huge envelope to my door, because it won't fit in my mailbox...it's from Princess Cruise Lines. I anxiously go through all the nice colored pages of a very thick tour book. One reminder was to be sure and book all my shore excursion ASAP. After all, my friends in CA already booked theirs eons ago. Yep, I've been procrastinating BIG TIME! I decide that today is a good day to get my shore excursions squared away once and for all. After signing up for a few, I go to print out the confirmations and my printer is on the fritz....I try everything, even un-install, reinstall. I finally give up....so that's the end of that project!

So then, I have a couple of new prescriptions for Methadone cholesterol drugs. I get my stuff through the mail because it's cheaper and because my insurance says so. Now, my doctor is supposed to fax the script to the mail order pharmacy using a form that's all filled out with my personal info and insurance info....just fill in the RX and fax to an 800 number PRESTO. But no, he writes the script and hand it to me and tell me to fax it. Well, it has to be faxed from the medical facility. OK, it's a waste of time trying to explain it to the doctor again, so I go home and log on to the mail order pharmacy's website to see what it takes to mail the hard copy, because I do have their official envelopes! The website says to print out the new RX form and mail it with the script. I call to see if I can just include a hand written note because...
can you say it all together Peanut Gallery? "My printer is on the fritz."

Next, I go back to checking on some of my favorite
blogs that give away away absolutely nothing....then all of a sudden I check in at Foolery and decide to join this....
And then become this.....

All of a sudden my luck starts to change! My son-in-law, Master Sergeant John, tells me he has a near new 3-in-1 printer I can have! I head on over to their house to get it....my daughter invites insists that I stay for dinner, and my grandson finds my camera in my daughter's van! The world is right!

OK, so things didn't happen exactly in that order...but they all happened so nothing else matters. Nothing except my love for my readers.

Can I get an Amen?


heartshapedhedges said...


Hope you picked some fun excursions.

Karen said...

What? First an award, and now membership in an elite blogdom? I really need to rethink this blogging thing! Look what I'm missing out on?

Cortney said...

Amen! Way to go. Things always work out! Your son-in-law sounds like a catch - does he have a brother I can marry? :)

Katrine said...

I'm glad your day turned around for you!

Grandma J said...

Cortney, my SIL has five brothers, four of them are single!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm glad things worked out for you. So what ever happened with you flight? Did they give you back your flight from Dallas the Washington?
Are we still a go for meeting in San Antonio on July 27th? I would just call you but with that Go Phone I can never really hear you that well. Maybe I should just e-mail you, I'll see if I still have your adress.
Carol Z.

Grandma J said...

Carol Z, Don't make fun of my "go phone" because I might get a 3G and then you'll be jealous because I will be able to take your picture in San Antonio, and put it on my blog like right away! Will I be the envy of the bloggers who drag their laptops everywhere or what?
We are still on, just be sure to let me know exactly where you are staying so I can crash...I mean maybe meet you in the lobby or at McD's or Denneys or Ruth's Cris.

I have some info for you that I'll email.

Caroline said...

AMEM...you blog hussy!

Caroline said...

That's AMEN...can you tell I haven't been to church lately???

That One Girl said...


Rebeckah said...

I am having the WORST week at work. I just come here to smile and now I feel like everything is right in the world! You have your camera and a new printer and a good supper with your family. Perfect! Oh yeah, AND you are a blog hussy. How good can life get?

gaining some lb's said...

you hussey.

AMEN for the camera!

I hate when I misplace it...or forget where i put it.

Grandma J said...

Well, good news is usually too good to be true. The new printer freezes up just like the old one. So, I'm guessing it's a problem with my PC. Can't delete the print doc in the que, which means I can't print anything else. Oh well, so much for having a good day folks!

Anonymous said...

That's strange about the computer. Too bad you are in Texas and can not just call Karl over to fix it.
Carol Z.
P.S. Karl is the I.T. guy were Grandma J used to internet, I mean work.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Amen, and Amen and Amen again.

You are hilarious....and I agree about Foolery. Her birthday is Friday, everyone. I am making sure the entire world knows.

Glad your luck turned. There seems to be a dark cloud lingering over a lot of us, but sunny skies are not far away.

Grandma J said...

Carol Z, you can read me like a book because I sent KY (my term of endurement for Karl) a lengthy email S.O.S. He's still my IT guy, because, he is a public servant, and I'm the public!

and it's been two hours and he hasn't responded to my email so someone go wake him up!!

Veronica said...

Amen Amen

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Amen Grandma!!
I was starting to get all down with you.I always have my camera so I can imagine the fear.
I am glad to hear things got better you blog hussy. Cheers!

Jason said...


foolery said...

Dysfunction Junction, what's your function?
Hookin' up printers and makin' 'em run right

Hey, are either of those printers HP? Because I have an occasional, unexplained problem with my HP, in which I can't delete a job and I can't do anything. The only way out of it, period, for me is to RESTART the stoopid computer. THEN it prints -- inGreek, but at least it passes its clog, ha ha. Best of luck.

Thanks for the BlogHussy linky love, and maybe someone will come up with an idea for something to actually DO with it? Who knows -- maybe it'll be you, maybe it'll even be ME? In the menatime, spread the word to anyone who wants to be a member of a useless, go-nowhere club!

MWAHH! Sorry 'bout the long comment. Too much coffee and smoke.

-- Laurie @ Foolery

Grandma J said...

You hit the nail on the head Foolery! Only a Blog*Hussy could be so smart.

Have one for me. :)

mysecondjournal said...

LOL...Amen.. and when it rains it pours.

Pumpkin Delight said...

Things usually work out in the end...the route to get there however is not so reliable. Glad you found your camera.

Where are you going on your cruise? When do you go?

Pumpkin Delight said...

Get right out of town! I am going on a cruise to Alaska the exact same week, but out of Seattle on NCL. Brilliant minds, right?

Pumpkin Delight said...

This is so frickn' crazy! I am in those SAME towns on the SAME days. Email me and I'll give you my itinerary.